Drifting a Nissan Leaf? What’s going on?

Wait a minute, isn’t the Leaf front wheel drive? And Electric?

The answer to both questions is a big yes, of course. However, thanks to the help of plastic sleeves for the rear tires, the car is now a tail happy machine.

Will it drift, certainly, but it cannot do so by using power oversteer, not it can use the e brake or handbrake to initiate the drift, because it doesn’t have one!

So a Scandinavian flick or a weight transfer based technique must be used, this, in turn means the car must enter the corner at great speed, which is not exactly the forte of Nissan’s electric econobox. Nonetheless it can drift, as demonstrated by the video below.