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2013 Nissan Leaf Final Ratings Issued: 115 MPGe, 75 Miles Of Range

2013 Nissan Leaf Final Ratings Issued: 115 MPGe, 75 Miles Of Range

It often takes awhile to get gas-mileage ratings onto the EPA's official website, and it's no different with electric-car efficiency numbers. Now we have the final ratings for the 2013 Nissan Leaf compact hatchback: It's rated at 115 MPGe, up from the 99 MPGe for 2011 and 2012 models. MPGe stands... read more

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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


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Instrument Cluster

Independent Tests Show Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Lost Range In Hot Climates

Have Nissan Leafs in hot states suffered premature battery aging, or is the apparent loss in capacity down to a malfunction in the Leaf’s dashboard display?... read more September 18, 2012 by  31


 
2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: 238 Miles Of Range, Says Motor Trend

Whether you drive gas, electric or anything else, there are dozens of different factors that affect your car's efficiency. That's why, even though Tesla Motors claims a range... read more August 28, 2012 by  15


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt Charges

How Far CAN The 2012 Chevrolet Volt Travel On Electricity Alone?

When General Motors began producing the Chevrolet Volt in 2010, many staunch electric car fans dismissed it, saying its on-board gasoline engine meant it was only a hybrid... read more July 30, 2012 by  19


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2012 Tesla Model S: Will Winter Weather Ruin Its Range?

The first two 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedans to roll off the Tesla production line last month were shipped to Chicago, where they're presumably now tooling... read more July 16, 2012 by  49


 
Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Volvo C30 Electric Winter Testing: What Should We Test?

It’s no secret that electric cars prefer temperate weather in which to operate. That’s why many electric automakers add features to their cars to ensure that... read more March 8, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Nissan Leaf in Car Wash

2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 Things We’ve Learned After 5,000 Miles

Earlier this year we took delivery of our very own 2011 Nissan Leaf. Just like the thousands of other customers worldwide, we took our place in the queue last year and had an... read more June 21, 2011 by  6


 
Long-Distance Electric Car Trips by Night

Range Anxiety or Stupidity? Pushing an Electric Car to its Limits

Yesterday we told you about our generally hassle-free, two-day, 520 mile round trip in a 2011 Nissan Leaf. Thanks to a succession of available rapid charging stations, a... read more April 22, 2011 by  14


 
Ford Focus EV - instrument panel

Running on Empty: The Problem With Electric Car Fuel Gauges

Just a few months in and we’re already hearing stories of electric car owners getting stranded as their new electric cars ‘suddenly’ run out of power... read more March 16, 2011 by  12


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

EPA Rates 2011 Nissan Leaf at 99 MPGE, 73 Mile Range

Just how fuel efficient is an electric car? That’s been the question facing the EPA for months as it has battled the ratings system to give consumers a realistic and... read more November 22, 2010 by  6


 
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