How to Extend the Battery Life for Your Nissan Leaf | Downers Grove, IL

 A white 2018 Nissan Leaf driving through the city

Your already impressive Nissan Leaf provides a driving range of up to 151 miles on a single charge, but did you know there are measures you can take to extend the life of your battery even further? The team at Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove is here to help you get more out of every charge with the following tips:


Battery Management

Avoid fully charging and draining the battery of your Nissan Leaf. Lithium batteries dont last as long if they are charged completely and then drained completely over and over again. Limiting your charge to 80% has proven to increase the lifespan of your battery.

Eco Mode

The Nissan Leaf was designed with a special Eco Mode that you can engage as you please. Eco Mode limits the motors output and uses energy more efficiently. Since it also mildly increases the regenerative braking feature, Eco Mode helps you to achieve the most maximum range possible, and get more out of every charge.

B Mode

If you would like to increase your range even farther, B Mode is the way to do so. B Mode employs aggressive regenerative braking, a system that uses energy consumed to charge the battery as you brake. With regenerative braking, your Nissan Leaf redistributes kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost as heat during braking and diverts it to the vehicles battery. This unique function extends the range that you can drive


If you have any additional questions regarding our 2018 Leaf inventory or how you can schedule a test drive, please dont hesitate to contact Bill Kay Nissan using our online form. You can also give us a call at (888) 448-1554 anytime during our posted business hours if you would like to speak with one of our team members directly.