LEAF Information

LEAF wins KBB Five Year Cost to Own – Electric Vehicle

February 27, 2018

Less is more Lower operating expense is an important reason to buy an electric car compared to a gas powered car. If this factor is important to you, it makes sense to consider the one that has the lowest cost of ownership. This year, it is the 2018 Nissan LEAF. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) annually […]

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LEAF vs. Bolt Test Drive Comparison

February 3, 2018

How do they stack up? With the launch of the 2018 Nissan LEAF, I thought I’d provide a write-up of the two vehicles most likely to be duking it out for the affordable EV sales crown this year. Chevrolet launched the 2017 Bolt in late 2016. Not all markets got the car at the same […]

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Real World Nissan ProPILOT Assist – Level One Autonomy

October 31, 2017

True driver assistance technology Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist is a hands-on, driver assistance system. It is not an autopilot system. The technology basically incorporates two features – vehicle acceleration and braking assistance which Nissan calls Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC). ProPILOT Assist combines this with vehicle steering assistance. Nissan’s claim is that this system will reduce driver […]

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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

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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2018 LEAF Preview

August 4, 2017

Nissan has given us another preview. The reveal of the 2018 Nissan LEAF is slated for early next month. Meantime, Nissan has just released this animated teaser touting the improvements in airflow. I’ll talk more about my observations soon.

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