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Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line... read more

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2016 Tesla Model X

Which electric cars offer different battery options, ranges?

It's a fairly common practice for internal-combustion cars to be offered with multiple engine and transmission options. But it is far rarer for electric cars to be offered... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Is group buying the key to boosting electric-car adoption?

If you want to get someone to do something—drive an electric car, say—then making it cheaper is a good way to start. Purchase incentives and tax rebates have been... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf withdrawn from New Zealand, electric-car sales plummet

When it comes to thriving markets for electric cars, New Zealand doesn't exactly top the list. So what happens when a bestselling electric car is withdrawn from what is... read more March 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf recall: brake software update for cold-weather use

Nissan will recall around 47,000 Leaf electric cars to address an issue with braking performance in cold weather. In very cold temperatures, the relay inside the cars'... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Why I bought a new Nissan Leaf electric car 2 hours from home: $8,500 net cost

If you’re looking to spend $8,500 on a car, you’re probably going to bring home something with close to six digits on the odometer. Unless, that is, you buy a... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
Nissan "fuel station of the future"

Nissan: your electric car is the fuel station of the future (video)

Electric-car charging infrastructure is a problem that vexes advocates, policymakers, and car companies. An adequate network of charging stations is key to mass adoption of... read more March 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf connectivity update will replace vanishing 2G network

Since it was launched as a 2011 model, the Nissan Leaf electric car has been offered with a telematics system that relies on a cellular connection to deliver information to... read more March 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf outside home  [photo: John C. Briggs]

How I got a new 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car for $16K net: indecision

Sometimes my liberal environmentalist side fights with my fiscally conservative side, and my decision-making suffers as a result. I’ve wanted an electric car for the... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

U.K. Plant To Assemble Larger Battery Packs For Next Nissan Leaf

Nissan said yesterday it will invest £26.5 million ($37.9 million) in its battery plant in Sunderland, England, to produce "advanced" battery cells for the... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with GM's Larry Nitz at 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV debut  [photo: Gary Lieber]

Carlos Ghosn's Face Shows Nissan's Reaction To 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

Carlos Ghosn has never really been known as a man with frequent warm and ready smiles for all comers. Under most circumstances, the man who runs not only global automaker... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn Welcomes Bolt EV, More Electric-Car Competitors

Five years ago, Nissan was the first carmaker to launch a modern, mass-market electric car--and it's become the world's leading maker of battery-electric cars. The Nissan... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf: First Drive Of 107-Mile Electric Car

Electric-car buyers have eagerly waited for the 2016 Nissan Leaf, whose SV and SL models now offer a higher range, rated by the EPA at 107 miles. That's up from the 84 miles... read more December 29, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How Bad Was Nissan Dealer When Buyer Wanted A Leaf Electric Car? THAT Bad

Five years after the first modern mass-market electric car launched, stories of recalcitrant car dealers continue to surface from buyers. Walk into a dealership, explain that... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Five Years After Launch, 200,000th Nissan Leaf Electric Car Sale Coming Up

The first Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered five years ago this month, in December 2010. Over the five years since then, the Leaf has become by far the best-selling... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf taxis

More Than 500 Nissan Electric Cars In Taxi Service Now

On any given city street, only a portion of the vehicles are private passenger cars. Taxis make up a large part of the traffic in cities, and in the same way it's proved... read more December 8, 2015 by


 

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