Nissan commissioned artist Ian Cook to create a massive 2200 sq. ft. piece of art, which combined the artist’s brushstrokes and splatters with the tread marks of a Nissan LEAF, creating a glowing self-portrait of the compact EV.
For our first review of an EV, we spent two weeks with Nissan's 2015 Leaf SL.
One of the “boogeymen” that anti-EV idiots like to mention is the high cost of replacing a broken battery. It’s true, EV batteries aren’t cheap; a replacement pack for the Nissan LEAF costs $5,500 plus the old battery. But do LEAF batteries...Show More Summary
Nissan Europe captured some stunning video as it took its newly unveiled glow-in-the-dark LEAF electric car for a spin on the Smart Highway, a Dutch roadway accented by glowing road markings. As Nissan notes, the setting was fitting for more than just visual reasons–the car company also saw a 313% increase in electric car sales […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Like a Matchbox car come to life, the glow-in-the-dark Nissan LEAF painted with Strontium Aluminate-laced paint absolutely appeals to my inner child. More than just a cool idea though, glow-in-the-dark...Show More Summary
The luminous Leaf matches Holland's Smart Highway, which features photo-luminescent surface markings.
What do you do when you’re Nissan and you just put the world’s first ultraviolet-energized glow-in-the-dark paint on a Leaf ? Drive it on the Netherlands’ glow-in-the-dark motorway, of course. It’s like TRON, but in real life. All it needs is some Daft Punk. Read more...
The milestone has been reached 10 months after the company delivered its 50,000th Leaf in the US.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence, Home Office, Foreign Office, and Commonwealth Office are set to add at least 140 ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) to their fleets as part of a broader £5 million cross-departmental push to move away from “gas guzzlers,” according to recent reports. Show More Summary
Let’s say you’re in the market for an electric car, but don’t want something as quirky as a Mitsubishi i-Mi-EV or Nissan Leaf. While many of us would love to have the keys to a Tesla Model S, the reality is that, Tesla’s popular sedan is priced far
Here’s my latest electric vehicle sales report, originally published on EV Obsession: US February electric car sales are in, and the medals go to Tesla (Gold), Nissan (Silver), and BMW (Bronze). They were head and shoulders above the rest. Show More Summary
Gas prices have rebounded a bit, but they remain low enough to kill the cost-saving argument for buying a plug-in electric car like the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt.
With the just-released February numbers, we discover that cumulative sales for the Nissan Leaf are 74,590 and the Chevy Volt has 74,592 since 2010. Continue reading Since 2010, Chevy Volt has outsold Nissan Leaf by just two units Since...Show More Summary
In the same way that consecutive games without a point draw attention to the fact that Sidney Crosby previously achieved a 25-game point streak, the Nissan’s Leaf slight decline in the lowest-volume month on the calendar shines a light on what was a 23-month streak of year-over-year improvements. Show More Summary
Nissan is testing an innovative new luminescent paint on their Leaf EV that's powered by nothing more than sunlight. The durable, organic Starpath coating absorbs UV radiation from sunlight, allowing the car's paint to glow for up to ten hours after sundown.
Nissan’s success to date with regard to electric vehicles, and the LEAF in particular, has been notable, and has put the company at the vanguard of the industry. Such a position has its downsides, though, including the fact that theShow More Summary
We're not sure why any car needs glow-in-the-dark paint, but Nissan's European division decided to give it a go on the Leaf EV. Working with inventor Hamish Scott, whose Starpath technology enables glow-in-the-dark walkways, Nissan developed paint for the Leaf...
Wanting to know if the Nissan Leaf will look more conventional in its second iteration? Power and range more your concern? Can you wait until this summer? Autoblog reports news of the next-gen Leaf will likely come this summer, despite...Show More Summary
Nissan in Europe is showcasing a new paint job on its LEAF car that absorbs UV energy to glow in the dark for eight to ten hours after sundown. The car’s color, which is being shown off to highlight the connection between the all-electric vehicle and home solar conversions, is made of a “secret formula” […]
YouTube Link Nissan has recently revealed a version of their electric car, the Leaf, that is painted with a glow-in-the-dark paint. The coating, called "Starpath," promises 8-10 hours of glow and a finish lasting 25 years. The paint is also unusual in that is is completely organic. Show More Summary