Nissan plans to sell a more expensive version of it Leaf electric car that will pack a larger battery to extend its range to 107 miles between charges.
The automaker is offering the bigger range to stay competitive with new rivals, including the electric Kia Soul — with a range of 93 miles — and the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, which can travel 53 miles on electricity before the gas engine kicks in and extends the range.
Current models of the Leaf can drive 84 miles between charges, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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