2011

 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting (updated)

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting (updated)

Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back might deem the 73-mile EPA-rated range of a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car far too little to qualify for the commute. Not Steve Marsh, though. The Washington resident continues to rack up miles in his early Leaf. He crossed 100,000... read more

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2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Battery Life In Tesla Roadster Is Likely Better Than Predicted

Battery life is the subject of lingering doubt for many electric vehicle owners, but doom and gloom degradation projections don't always come true. Not for the Tesla Roadster... read more July 16, 2013 by 6


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Got A Tesla Roadster And Want A Model S? Tesla Will Buy It Back

Pretend for a moment that you're one of the fortunate folks who purchased a new Tesla Roadster while it was still in production. You're satisfied with the car, but now all... read more April 16, 2013 by 0


 
John Duncan takes delivery of one of the first 2011 Nissan LEAF EVs, near Portland OR, 12/15/2010

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Reports Own Battery-Cell Failure Via Carwings

Wouldn't it be nice if your car could tell you not just that something was wrong, but that something might be about to go wrong? A Nissan Leaf in Washington state did just... read more March 12, 2013 by 13


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf At Two Years: 32,000 Miles, No Signs Of Age

Almost two years ago, I took delivery of one of the very first 2011 Nissan Leafs to be imported into the United Kingdom. With its two-year anniversary approaching, and more... read more February 27, 2013 by 12


 
2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Update: 25,000 Miles, No Woes

Back in March 2011, we took delivery of a U.K. spec Nissan Leaf as our principal family car. Since then, we’ve kept you up-to-date with the car’s long-term... read more October 22, 2012 by 20


 
2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

EVSE Upgrade Testing 6.6-kW Upgrade To Halve Leaf Charging Time

In the world of electric cars, there are a great number of engineers who like to tweak, modify, and improve the various electric cars on the market today. So far we’ve... read more August 2, 2012 by 11


 
Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity

Nissan Responds To Wilting Arizonan Leafs, Studies Lost Battery Capacity

When a potential engineering or safety problem with a new or nearly-new car arises, the task of reassuring concerned owners normally falls to the relevant press departments... read more July 25, 2012 by 32


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

How To Keep Your Nissan Leaf’s Battery Pack Happy In Hot Weather

Just like humans, lithium-ion battery packs don’t like extremes of temperature, which is why automakers often build plug-in cars with liquid-cooled battery packs... read more July 16, 2012 by 15


 
Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

Nissan Leaf: Does A Battery Inspection Give Peace Of Mind?

When a Nissan dealer services an all-electric Nissan Leaf, the garage’s diagnostic computer produces a Battery Information Sheet that can give the owner a an... read more June 25, 2012 by 16


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

More Nissan Leaf Battery Loss, Nissan Doesn’t Blink

Last week, Nissan gave an official response to the handful of Arizona drivers of its 2011 Leaf electric car that had experienced the first signs of battery capacity loss. A... read more June 20, 2012 by 61


 
Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity

2011 Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Loss: Nissan Responds

Just under a month ago, we reported a few cases in which owners of 2011 Nissan Leafs had noticed the first of twelve lights on their car’s battery capacity gauge had... read more June 13, 2012 by 38


 
Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity

2011 Nissan Leafs Start Losing Capacity Bars: Should You Worry?

It had to happen some time, just not perhaps as quickly as this. Since Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatchback launched in late 2010, many have been watching with interest... read more May 16, 2012 by 28


 
2010 Honda Civic Hybrid

Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Now in its third generation, the Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the stalwarts of the compact hybrid class, having been around in one form or another since its introduction to... read more April 27, 2012 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report

2011 Nissan Leaf: One-Year Drive Report

On March 28, 2011, I took delivery of a European-specification 2011 Nissan Leaf. Yesterday, a few days short of our 1-year anniversary with the car, its odometer passed the... read more March 26, 2012 by 27


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM: We’ll Replace Chevrolet Volt 120-Volt Charging Units

General Motors announced yesterday that it would replace the 120-Volt charging unit provided with every Chevrolet Volt, to provide what GM spokesman Randy Fox called a "more... read more March 23, 2012 by 9


 

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