A top-level executive has said that the next-generation Nissan Leaf may not be restricted to a five-door hatchback body style. Trevor Mann, Nissan‘s Chief Performance Officer, told Autocar: “There could be more than one Leaf. We’ve always said it needn’t be one car.” As to what body styles an expanded Leaf range may include, Mann […]
The high-riding Leaf would have a driving range of approximately 250 miles.
Brain Kent — who is on a 100-day, 48-state negative-carbon road trip in his Nissan LEAF — recently dropped an epic comment on an article we published about used Nissan LEAF prices. It deserves a lot more eyeballs, so I’m reposting it below (with only the most minor of edits). Show More Summary
The company has agreed to replace any batteries that have dropped below a certain capacity.
The class-action lawsuit over battery packs in 2011 and 2012 Nissan Leaf EVs in hot climates has been settled. The gist: new, not replacement, batteries. Continue reading 2011-2012 Nissan Leaf class-action lawsuit finally settled 2011-2012...Show More Summary
The first big wave of used electric vehicles is just starting to roll in, with Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt leases ending and the slightly used models hitting the market. Of course, with the US federal tax credit claimed and removed from...Show More Summary
US Model S registrations surpassed 5,800 units in the first quarter, far exceeding the 4,085 Leaf EVs sold by Nissan.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Bostonians can now charge their electric cars for free… if they drive a Nissan LEAF, that is. Nissan has rolled out its “No Charge to Charge” promotion in Beantown, which lets Nissan LEAF owners charge for free at Nissan dealerships for two years. Show More Summary
The "No Charge to Charge" initiative provides two years of free public charging with the purchase of a new Leaf.
Range anxiety continues to be one of the main reasons that electric cars have not taken off as fast as automakers would have liked. Nissan claims that this is one of the main reasons that sales of the Leaf electric car have dropped off this year and to
Nissan is reportedly planning a mid-cycle update for its all-electric Leaf hatch, aimed at boosting the EV’s range and sales appeal. Industry paper Automotive News quotes an unnamed source said to be familiar with the project as saying the Leaf’s battery pack is about to get a significant boost to available power. Show More Summary
If you own an electric car and live in Western Australia, travelling from town to town just got a lot easier. Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf and other electric vehicles will be able to use the RAC’s new Electric Highway network, free, until the end of the year. More »
Nissan’s Leaf city car is a great, affordable alternative to the Tesla Motors Model S and other high-end electric cars. It doesn’t have a huge range in its current iteration, though, but that’s about to change — there’s a range-boosting update on the way, and the next Leaf could have over five hundred kilometres of all-electric power. More »
Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn hints to shareholders at an electric vehicle with a 250-mile range in the near future. Continue reading Is a Nissan Leaf with a 250-mile range less than three years off? Is a Nissan Leaf with a 250-mile range less than three years off? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:04:00 EST. Show More Summary
As mainstream electric cars clock up more miles, an increasing number are appear on the used car market.
Originally published on EV Obsession. It is the very nature of a battery that, over time, the capacity to store electricity begins to degrade. After an electric vehicle battery has lost about 30% of its total capacity, it’s generally deemed unfit for continued use in a car and is replaced. Show More Summary
Electric vehicles create one form of waste: old batteries. Through a unique partnership, the Nissan Leaf battery may find new life as energy storage The post What Can You Do With A Used Nissan LEAF Battery? appeared first on Sustainablog.
We’ve seen a few people tear down the drive trains from electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Prisuses, or the Chevy Volt. We’ve also seen someone tear down the battery pack found in a Tesla Model S. What we haven’t seen until nowShow More Summary
Nissan and Tesla already compete for electric car sales, and now Nissan plans to use their electric car to take on Tesla in the stationary storage market. They’re using old Leaf batteries to […]
Following in the footsteps of Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, Nissan is now set to become the latest automaker to offer battery packs for stationary energy storage. Although pricing information has yet to be provided, the Nissan product should be relatively affordable, as it will incorporate used batteries from Nissan Leaf electric cars... Show More Summary