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2020+ Bolt vs. 2019+ Leaf Plus

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Curious what folks who have driven (or own) both have found in terms of comparison.

Going by the specs, the Leaf is bigger, slower and not able to DCFC as well due to lack of active battery cooling (and limited CHAdeMO availability), but it seems like range and overall utility should be fairly close?

Does the Leaf allow for one-pedal driving?

Any general information on battery degradation in temperature (coastal) climates?
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Thanks for all the comments/feedback.

Point of clarification though - there's a big difference in range and packaging between the current 2019-and-newer Leaf+ (purported 226 mile range) and the earlier pre-2017 models (73-120 mile range) that lots of folks are mentioning. Mainly curious about the newer one.
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One other factor to check on is insurance cost. For us, (and we have perfect driving records), the leaf cost more to insure. When we bought the 2020 Bolt, it was approx $100 less per year than our used 2014 leaf. (With the same coverages)
That's sort weird. I wonder what the explanation is.

Then again, the Bolt's insurance is so much higher than any other car I've had that an extra $100/year would barely be noticeable.
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