Anyone doubting the durability of the battery used in the Nissan LEAF might want to watch the video below. After watching the footage — which shows the LEAF’s battery being pierced with a screwdriver repeatedly and being exposed to a...Show More Summary
As far as the overall electric car sales rankings go, not much changed in the US last month. The Nissan Leaf took the #1 spot again thanks to a low price and good value, and the fact that its parent company actually wants to sell electric cars. Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas 2. When Nissan launched its LEAF in 2011, it was the first mass-produced, all-electric vehicle. Although sales originally suffered, Nissan surveyed LEAF owners in late-2012 and ultimately decided to cut the price by a massive $6,400. Show More Summary
What do you think about the Nissan LEAF as an electric vehicle? We did take it out for a spin a few years back, but have not owned one until now. One of the major drawbacks of an electric vehicle would be its battery power, considering...Show More Summary
It's not exactly done with a NTHSA-approved methodology - don't try this at home, kids! - but this real-world torture test of a Nissan LEAF battery cell shows just how much abuse these things can take without much happening.
A CleanTechnica reader noticed this week that EV miles driven in the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, and Tesla vehicles have clearly surpassed 1 billion electric miles. That’s based on Chevy Volt drivers who opted to share their info via OnStar, Nissan LEAF drivers who opted to share their info via CARWINGS, and Tesla data. Show More Summary
Nissan plans to show off a racing version of its Leaf electric car during a big racing weekend in Austraila.
The CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, paid a visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan last week to discuss a new fleet of government vehicles for the tiny Himalayan country. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Ghosn have reached a deal in which Bhutan will be come the new platform for highlighting the versatility and eco-compatibility of the Nissan Leaf. Show More Summary
What happens when the subsidy is over? This is a question that I tried to study in depth about a month ago when one of my friends had a 10 year old Toyota Prius that had seemingly lost it’s battery. It turned out that he didn’t need a new car, or a new battery. A […]
Originally published on Gas 2. By Heather Carr. Since September, NRG Energy has offered a “No Charge to Charge” program to new Nissan Leaf buyers in Texas. “No Charge to Charge” includes twelve months of unlimited charging at eVgo’s Texas Freedom Station network of public charging stations at no cost to new Leaf owners. Show More Summary
What is the most environmentally friendly car in America? That is a question that is open to a huge debate, depending upon how many different factors you consider. read more
Originally published on EV Obsession. The 2014 edition of the Nissan LEAF is the cleanest production vehicle in the whole of the US, according to the Automotive Science Group (ASG). The rankings figure in the entire wheel-to-well lifetime...Show More Summary
Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That’s a tiny slice of the auto market, but it’s up eighty-four percent from the year before. Show More Summary
Photo of a Leaf negotiating Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan, released by Nissan 2/21/14. A new agreement between leading EV manufacturer Renault-Nissan and the Asian mountain nation of Bhutan looks like a win for both parties, and a great development for electric vehicles in general. Show More Summary
Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That's a tiny slice of the auto market, but it's up eighty-four percent from the year before. Show More Summary
Hydroelectric-powered Nissan Leafs to serve as taxis, reduce need for oil imports.
Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles - and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer showrooms, the influx of EVs could weigh heavily on the United
Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? The answer, according to Automotive Science Group, turns out to be the Nissan Leaf battery-electric car. The methodology used to make the determination...Show More Summary
The Nissan Leaf may very well be the “Model T” of the electric car world, or at least the Toyota Prius of this fast-growing sector. This post below from EV Obsession highlights a number of hot stats the Leaf has claim to at the moment, mostly focused on European sales. Show More Summary
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Update: An Atlanta EV expert has chimed in with numerous corrections to the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC) article. I’m adding that as an addendum. If you read any of the quotes from the ABC article, the addendum is a must-read. Show More Summary