2011 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf in the Apple iPhone 4S commercial

    With ongoing consumer concerns about battery longevity in hot climates, not to mention an all-new 2013 Leaf electric car just around the corner, NIssan has dropped the price of leasing a 2012 model. According to The Washington Post, Nissan started September with enough 2012 Leafs in its inventory to keep dealers supplied with cars for 114 days. That’s nearly 4 months of supply, almost twice the ideal auto industry target of 60 days’ supply. As a consequence, Nissan has dropped the headline price of a 36-month lease on the 2012 Leaf from $249 per month with $2,999 down to $219 per...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf NISMO concept
    Nissan Gives 2012 Leaf Sporty Makeover, Announces 2012 Leaf Nismo

    Admit it: You like the 2012 Nissan Leaf, but you yearn for the extra performance and sporting pedigree of Nissan’s custom-built, mid-engined, Nissan Leaf Nismo RC race car. Sadly, you’re unlikely to ever be given the chance to own your very own Nissan Leaf Nismo RC, but Nissan has just...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Will Infiniti Build The First Mainstream Electric Sports Car?

    Infiniti has confirmed that they're working on a two seat electric sports car with a mid-motor, rear drive layout. The car will be featured at next year's Geneva Motor Show.

  • Bernie Ecclestone
    Formula One Boss Ecclestone: "Electric F1 Could Kill People"

    F1 television rights boss Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to mince his words, and now his ire has turned towards the 2014 Formula One rules that will require pitlane travel to be entirely electric. Adding to comments made about the lack of sound produced by regular electric vehicles, Mr...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept
    Nissan Takes On Le Mans With Nismo RC Electric Race Car

    Ask most electric vehicle fans to name an electric car best suited to the race track and the chance are the super sexy Tesla Roadster will get mentioned long before the 2011 Nissan Leaf. But a few months ago NIssan’s motorsport division unveiled its own electric racing car concept based on...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric race car shakedown testing
    Nissan Shares Nismo RC Electric Race Car Shakedown, Future Vision (Video)

    It may have been bathed in lights better suited to the local nightclub, but when we set our eyes on the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC at the New York Auto Show back in April we were keen to see just what the 2011 Nissan Leaf derived electric race car was capable of on the track. We haven’t had long to...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, New York Auto Show, April 2011

    Blue light bathed the concept car in the corner before Nissan launched its 2012 Versa sedan at the 2011 New York Auto Show today. The images were so striking we thought we'd bring you a photo gallery of Nissan's electric race-car concept, just so you can see it from all angles, looking like nothing so much as a nightclub display. The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, to nod to its full name, is a rear-wheel-drive version of the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car that's been heavily modified for racing. It's 40 percent lighter, clearly stripped out and radically lowered, using an 80-kilowatt motor...

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