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
Originally published on EV Obsession. In the next few months, a wave of off-lease Nissan LEAFs will wash over Nissan dealers from coast to coast. While that’s good news for those of us obsessed with electric vehicles looking for a good...Show More Summary
Like the leaves in autumn, sales of the Nissan Leaf are falling amid a flurry of changes coming to the EV this summer. Nissan expects to see sales of its EV to steeply drop off in July, when the Georgia’s $5,000 tax credit rides off into the sunset, Automotive News reports. Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. May US electric car sales numbers are in, and there are no big surprises at the top. #1 is the best-selling electric car in history, the Nissan LEAF. #2 (based on my estimate) is the Tesla Model S. Show More Summary
General Motors Volt and Nissan's Leaf posted solid sales in May, as both plug-in cars approach end-of-life for the first-generation models. The Volt, a plug-in hybrid, and the Leaf, a pure electric, posted the best sales numbers this year. Electric vehicle sales are typically strong in the summer months -- with May [...]
Consumers looking for a new Nissan Leaf may soon have the option for a better battery with improved range on certain trims. Right now, the best anyone can do is the 24-kWh battery good for 84 miles of travel on a single charge, Inside EVs reports. Show More Summary
The current-generation model will allegedly be upgraded with a 30-kWh battery before its successor arrives in 2017.
Originally published on EV Obsession. It appears that all of those rumors surrounding corruption in the high echelons of FIFA have finally been proven true, based on recent news. 9 FIFA officials and 5 corporate executives were all arrested...Show More Summary
One of the big unknowns when it comes to buying a first-generation plug-in vehicle is what will happen to resale values a few years later. We’re starting to get an idea, though, as the first wave of Chevy Volts and Nissan LEAFs comeShow More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. Three years ago, thousands of Americans leased a Nissan LEAF as part of the first wave of electric car early adopters. This summer, many of those leases expire, and some Nissan dealers have expressed concern that their lots will be filled with high-mileage LEAFs coming off lease. Show More Summary