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2018 Nissan LEAF Review

September 10, 2017

The 2018 Nissan LEAF offers enough promise to retain its place as the best selling EV in the world First, let’s take a look at it. Why the 2018 LEAF raises the bar [UPDATE: This article was updated 9/22/17 to correct information about the charge cable.] The design direction of the new LEAF is a […]

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40kWh 2018 LEAF

August 13, 2017
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2018 LEAF range won’t match others According to recently leaked information on the Autobytel website, it seems the new 2018 LEAF will have a 40 kWh battery pack. Given the range of the current 30 kWh pack (107 miles), the larger size of the new battery along with expected improvements in drivetrain efficiencies, the driving […]

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Tesla Model 3 Promise Delivered Halfway

July 30, 2017
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Tesla Model 3 meets delivery goal Elon Musk said that the Model 3 would be delivered by the end of 2017. Very few, including me, believed him because Tesla had never delivered on time before. In fact the Model X was two years late. With the delivery of the first thirty customer cars Friday night, […]

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Nissan’s self-driving cars start arriving soon

July 22, 2017
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2018 LEAF will drive itself – partially Autonomous cars are the new thing. Cars that park themselves. Adaptive cruise-control that maintains a safe following distance between cars. The ability for cars to stop before running into the car that stops abruptly in front of them. Many of these technologies have made their way into everyday […]

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Should I buy a used Nissan LEAF?

June 16, 2017
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Or rather, why you should buy a used Nissan LEAF According to the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results – May 2013, 94 percent of EV owners also own a conventional fuel vehicle. Why do I lead with this? Because, the odds are, you are already a multiple-vehicle household. It likely would be very easy […]

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One way to optimize your range

June 10, 2017
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What’s on your wheels? Not long ago I wrote an article about losing the fourth bar on my 2012 Nissan LEAF. When writing that article, I noticed that our fuel economy was 3.1 miles per kilowatt hour, which I had never really paid any attention to before. This is pretty low compared with many EV […]

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On this, we can all agree

May 20, 2017
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Nissan’s first look at 2018 LEAF Easily the most disliked feature of the current generation Nissan LEAF is the headlight design. Nissan’s whole argument behind the large, misshapen and protruding objects was that they were designed to optimize airflow around the side-view mirrors. In fact, they even posted video showing how effective they were at […]

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Nissan Launches Second EV Car Share Service in Japan

March 21, 2017
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New Mobility Concept on the road In October 2013 Nissan launched Japan’s first large-scale one-way car sharing service, using the Nissan New Mobility Concept EV as the vehicle of choice. The initial program was a one-year trial run starting with 30 units. In 2014 the program was extended for a year with an expansion to […]

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2018 Nissan LEAF reveal in September

March 13, 2017
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Spy shots reveal some styling cues On Friday Nissan finally threw us a bone on their official Twitter account – the 2018 Nissan LEAF will be revealed sometime in September with sales starting likely in December. The “globally revealed” comment in the Tweet could refer to the upcoming Frankfurt International Auto Show. Although the Oklahoma […]

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Honda Clarity EV to go just 80 miles

February 27, 2017
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Why bother? Honda must have no real plans of selling any battery electric versions of its Clarity EV as it has just announced that its roughly $35,000 asking price will give you just 80 miles of electric range, according to Automotive News. So let’s see… we can currently buy a 2016 VW e-Golf for under […]

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