Nissan finally announces new LEAF

January 8, 2017
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Self-driving and 200 mile plus range! Carlos Ghosn at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) finally announced that the new Nissan LEAF will be coming soon. In automotive parlance that means sometime this year, which is what I’ve been saying all along, as a 2018 model. Look for it late summer at the earliest, more […]

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LEAF 2.0?

March 7, 2015
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Did Nissan just show the second generation LEAF in Geneva? Introduced as the Nissan SWAY at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show as a possible European crossover, this new small hatchback could easily fit into another role. My thought is that Nissan is previewing LEAF 2.0. Nissan has stated three design concepts that will make […]

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Which charging standard will win?

June 8, 2014
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Will we need to have a winner? When we pull up to a typical gas pump, we are faced with several hose options – regular, mid-grade, premium, and sometimes diesel. Perhaps this is our electric vehicle (EV) future as well. A study performed by The EV Project before it imploded last year stated that the […]

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Another heavyweight looks into developing EV batteries

February 28, 2014
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As we wend our way into 2014 the outlook for electric vehicles (EVs) is improving in the United States. Georgia, a relatively conservative Southern state, has become the fastest growing EV market in America. It’s easy to see why when the state offers compelling incentives in addition to federal tax credits. Perhaps even more interesting […]

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Nissan sells 100,000th LEAF globally

January 20, 2014

45 Percent of all EVs globally are Nissan’s LEAF The mainstream press is quick to point out all of the flaws and shortcomings of electric vehicles (EV). They seem less interested in pointing out the advances that EVs have made, and the ways in which they are suitable for a wide variety of lifestyles and […]

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This time it’s different

December 31, 2013
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Why electric cars will make it this time around The above internet meme has been making the rounds lately. We haven’t taken the time to review the correctness of the information relayed by the words in the photos, but certainly the argument can be made that the cost of computer storage, its size, and its […]

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Test drive of the BMW i3

November 24, 2013
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Perhaps the model for the EV of the future And people call the LEAF ugly? To call the BMW i3’s looks different is to be kind. With its extremely short snout and bizarre rear door window design BMW is boldly inviting critical commentary. They found it here. And that’s just the front and the side. […]

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Nissan e-NV200 to launch in Japan first

November 17, 2013
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Launch set for FY 2014 Based on the Nissan LEAF powertrain, the e-NV200 light commercial vehicle (LCV) will mark the second Nissan electric vehicle global launch. Production will begin in Barcelona, Spain in mid-2014. We have written many articles about the long-running testing process that Nissan has used to develop the e-NV200 (found here, here, […]

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48 kWh LEAF in your future?

October 27, 2013
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Nissan stuffs 48kWh battery into LEAF The Nissan Barcelona Technical Centre crew took three LEAFs to the Spain based ECOseries race series this season. Two of the vehicles were essentially stock with slight modifications to improve vehicle aerodynamics and reduce weight. The third was tweaked in the other direction for the final race of the […]

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100,000 EVs from Renault-Nissan Alliance

July 23, 2013
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Combined they’ve driven around the world 20 times It may be awhile before we see LEAF after LEAF after LEAF on US streets, but not a day goes by that we don’t see at least one other LEAF driving around our neighborhood. Nissan’s mass market electric vehicle (EV) has found supporters in markets around the […]

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