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Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

Will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf offer an option that could provide 200 miles or more of real-world driving range? Based on the concept car and prototype battery pack that officially bowed this past week, coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s increasingly likely. Nissan’s... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf Offers 107-Mile Range With 30-kWh Battery; Leaf S Unchanged

The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car will offer a choice of two different battery sizes, with a new larger 30-kilowatt-hour pack giving an EPA-rated range of 107 miles on the... read more September 10, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm? (FINAL UPDATE)

With the Labor Day holiday imminent--falling well into September this year--industry analysts have expected U.S. new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might... read more September 3, 2015 by 

2013 Wheego LiFe electric car   [photo:Jen Danzinger]

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded... read more August 28, 2015 by 

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Hyundai To Launch All-Electric 'Prius Fighter' Model In 2016: Tip

Hyundai's ambitious plans to offer more green cars than any other maker except Toyota may have tilted slightly toward electric cars. At least, that is, if a tip from a source... read more August 24, 2015 by 

2012 Coda Sedan

Four Electric Cars To Avoid Buying Used (Get A Nissan Leaf!): UPDATE

There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and quite a few of them--especially Nissan Leafs--are starting to show up on used-car lots as three-year... read more August 18, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf's Two Batteries: 84 Miles Base, 110 Miles For Top Trims, Dealer Says

With many 2016 model details already released by other makers, the specs of the 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car remain conspicuously absent as the U.S. heads toward its Labor... read more August 17, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car development prototypes in testing, Jan-Jun 2015  [from GM video]

Electric Cars Will Evolve Rapidly By 2018, Split Into Segments By Price

Electric car sales may be flat this year. Heading into 2016, only a handful of new vehicles are likely to move the needle much. The long-awaited, multiply-delayed Tesla Model... read more August 14, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Focus Electric

Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from... read more August 11, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In July: Leaf Plummets, Volt Holds (FINAL UPDATE)

While May was a good month for sales of plug-in electric cars, the numbers sagged in June--and they appear to be doing the same for July. Last month's sales data has now... read more August 5, 2015 by 

Nissan Leaf 'Advanced R&D Electric Vehicle' shown at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Next Nissan Leaf Could Become Family Of Electric Cars: Report

The first Toyota Prius came to market in the U.S. in 2000, but it wasn't until 2012 that the single hybrid model expanded into a family of four different cars. Now it appears... read more August 3, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S Outsold Nissan Leaf In U.S. During Q1: Report

It's one of the great frustrations for journalists in reporting on electric cars: Tesla Motors refuses to release its monthly deliveries of cars, unlike every other... read more July 14, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf, Volt Wane After May Surge: FINAL UPDATE

New cars and trucks are selling at a blistering pace in the U.S. right now, adding to a seventh consecutive year of volume growth for the industry. But with half the year... read more July 6, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Delivers 11,500 Electric Cars Globally From April Through June, It Says

Keeping to its promise of releasing quarterly global sales totals in a timely fashion, Tesla Motors announced its second-quarter delivery totals this morning. According to... read more July 2, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf Range To Top 100 Miles, August Launch Possible: Report

Rumors of a longer-range battery for the 2016 Nissan Leaf have been percolating for a while now. Nissan has steadfastly declined to answer questions about the next model year... read more July 2, 2015 by 

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Nissan Leaf With 250-Mile Range: Ghosn Shows R&D Car, Video At Annual Meeting

While Chevrolet beats the drum for the Bolt EV 200-mile electric car it will likely launch before the end of next year, Nissan has been relatively quiet about its plans to... read more June 25, 2015 by 


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