Thanks to poor sales and high costs, Nissan is considering scaling back or, in an extreme case, eliminating its electric vehicle battery production capability. When Nissan launched the Leaf electric hatchback back in 2010, the company wasn’t just taking a punt on the usual development, marketing and manufacturing costs associated with a new car, it [...]
The big news on the electric vehicle front today is that Nissan is considering slowing down EV battery production in the US and UK and source all of Nissan's big packs come from Japan. Nissan may also buy some batteries from the Korean company LG Chem. Show More Summary
This is not your local electricity provider’s Nissan Leaf. It is not your eclectic neighbour’s Chevrolet Volt. It is not your own personal Toyota Prius Plug-In. The BMW i3 has a base price of $42,300 (destination and handling included) and is driven up to $46,150 with a range-extending 647cc 2-cylinder. Show More Summary
After 3.1 million miles of pilot testing, Dongfeng Nissan last week launched its version of the Leaf for the Chinese EV market, the Venucia e30. Prior to the official launch, around 300 of the ¥267,800 ($43,460 USD) e30s went through...Show More Summary
Does the idea of buying a brand-new Nissan LEAF for only €7,450 ($9,460) sound good? Of course it does, and you can! If you live in the Netherlands, or Rotterdam to be specific, and are a business owner…. Still. That’s a pretty amazing...Show More Summary
Kia just announced pricing for its first electric car! The 2015 Kia Soul EV will arrive later this year starting at $33,700. With a price tag just shy of $34k before any tax incentives, the Soul EV will be pricier than the Nissan Leaf. The Soul
LEAF's sales are going through the roof, leaving competitors scrambling to catch up.
EV Obsession. [Note: Aside from this report below, I wrote up an extra article on the big increase in BMW i3 sales. I'd love to see some comments on that one, as I might be missing some important context or facts. It won't be reposted...Show More Summary
The Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, BMW i3, and other electrified cars were projected to take over an ever-increasing chunk of the auto market. Only sales have gone flat in 2014. What happened?
TweetThe Model S and the Leaf are the two most popular all-electric cars in Silicon Valley these days, with the very expensive and taxpayer-subsidized Tesla being the more common sighting.
With a real-life driving range of about 80 miles, the current generation of the Nissan Leaf can't travel very far - but the next Leaf will have a much longer range. While it still won't be able to travel as far as a Tesla Model S, the next-generation Leaf
News from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is that the first delivery of the all-electric Nissan LEAF (two of them, actually) makes history with their arrival on the island. The appreciative new owner is a family-owned business devoted to renewable energy projects. Show More Summary
Redesigned model will feature conventional body shape when it arrives in 2016, report claims.
While electric vehicles have experienced a marketplace renaissance in the last decade, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have not. Multiple models of EVs (like the Tesla and Nissan Leaf) and plug-in EVs (like the Chevy Volt) are selling in this country and around the world, but there are no commercial consumer FCVs yet. read more
An article by John Voelcker at Green Car Reports claims that of the electric cars (including pluggable hybrids like the Volt) on the market only the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S are being widely marketed and sold. SomeShow More Summary
Is $6,465 too much to get someone thinking about buying a Nissan Leaf to opt for the Volkswagen e-Golf instead? That's the price difference between the current EV sales champion, which now starts at $28,980, and the just-announced price...Show More Summary
Answers are still trickling in, but I think it’s a good time to report on where things stand now. 11 days ago, I published a story on how Nissan LEAF sales compare with the sales of the top 20 cars in the US. I ended with a poll, asking...Show More Summary
It's always a few bad apples who ruin polluting just for fun for the rest of us. That time-honored American tradition of being rude for laughs, otherwise known as 'rolling coal,' might become illegal in New Jersey, if a Nissan Leaf-driving...Show More Summary
So… I forgot about this Nissan LEAF Shopper Survey a few times now, but we got 155 responses from Nissan LEAF shoppers (and the last one came in just about 1 day ago), so I think it’s time to finally share the results. The most basic...Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. July was a momentous month for Mercedes and me. Mercedes saw the US birth of its first electric vehicle, the Mercedes B Class Electric, and my little girl was born. With this being a monthly electric vehicle sales update, there’s not much more to say about either one here. Show More Summary