LEAF Acquisition

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 200,000th EV globally

November 26, 2014
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Alliance has 58% market share In addition to great market share, Nissan and Renault electric vehicles (EVs) share another commonality – EVs have the highest customer satisfaction rate of all models offered by both brands, a great indicator of continued future success. Nissan has sold 148,700 EVs globally since the launch of the LEAF in […]

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Nissan announces LEAF replacement battery pricing – finally

June 27, 2014
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Replacement pricing lower than many expected Nissan today announced the price for the LEAF replacement battery pack not on their corporate PR website, but on a LEAF internet forum. For a conservative Japanese company that carefully analyzes its every move, the delivery mechanism alone is worth noting. The behemoth is acknowledging the power of the […]

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California expands clean vehicle rebate funding

May 16, 2014
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$25 Million added to fund Since its inception in March 2010, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project of the California Air Resources Board has provided about $100 million for about 50,000 rebates – primarily to electric vehicle owners. California buyers can get up to a $2,500 rebate as an incentive to acquire a plug-in or fuel […]

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Buy a LEAF, charge for free

April 19, 2014
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Program to reach 80 percent of sales market Nissan announced this week the intention of offering free charging for two years to everyone that purchases or leases a new LEAF. Ultimately the program will reach 25 U.S. markets covering 80 percent of LEAFs sold. The heart of the program is an all-access card that will […]

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What does it cost to drive a Nissan LEAF?

April 1, 2014
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First rule of EV acquisition – lease, don’t buy You will notice the careful wording of the title of this article. It is more important to look at the cost of driving the Nissan LEAF, than it is to look at the cost of owning the Nissan LEAF. Let’s examine why. Should you buy or […]

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EV education remains key to adoption

December 16, 2013
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Over 25 percent of drivers could use an EV today According to a survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union (CU), 42 percent of households with vehicles could use plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) today, and 25 percent of those same households could use a battery electric vehicle (BEV) today without […]

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Nissan in reach of LEAF yearly sales goal

November 2, 2013
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2,002 LEAFs sold in October With the Nissan LEAF monthly sales averaging around 2,000 units for the past several months, and a sales goal of 20,000 units this year, Nissan seems to be within reach of making their goal. Year-to-date US sales for Nissan’s electric car amount to 18,078 with two months to go. With […]

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Chevy Spark EV and Fiat 500e drives

October 6, 2013
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A quick comparison The National Plug In Day in San Diego last weekend was well attended by existing electric vehicle (EV) owners, and those considering them. Many manufacturers were represented (primarily by sales consultants riding shotgun) as they provided vehicles to be driven or sometimes to be ridden in (Tesla Model S and BMW I3). […]

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No Charge Electrons in Texas for LEAF owners

September 26, 2013
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Nissan partners with NRG eVgo Nissan has partnered with NRG eVgo to provide new LEAF owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston Texas areas free access to public charge stations for one year. This network of stations includes 23 locations in Dallas and 17 in the greater Houston area. Also included will be charge stations […]

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Is a Certified Pre-Owned LEAF in your future?

September 15, 2013
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Nissan to add LEAF to Certified Pre-Owned program With early adopters trading in their 2011 LEAFs for the upgraded 2013 model Nissan found itself with a growing inventory of used LEAFs. Faced with the question of how to make them more attractive to used car buyers, Nissan decided to add the model to the Certified […]

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