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  • First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017

    The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will start to appear at Nissan dealers in January, the company said Monday. That availability came in an announcement that the second-generation electric car officially went into production the same day at Nissan's sprawling assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. It's one of three locations globally that will build the latest Leaf; the other two are the original Oppama plant in Yokosuka, Japan, and a Nissan factory in Sunderland, England. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf preview The first-generation Leaf was built in Smyrna as well, starting with the 2013 model...

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    2018 Nissan Leaf preview

    The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car represents the second generation and a thorough redesign and update of the highest-selling electric car in the world. Although we still await the last details of pricing, features, and options, we know largely what to expect from Nissan's new electric car when it...

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    Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Nissan Leaf

    If any electric car aside from the Tesla Model 3 can be called "long-awaited," it would be the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf. First thought to arrive as a 2016 model, it was widely assumed to be a 2017 to go head-to-head with the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV launched last December. In the event, the...

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]
    Old Nissan Leaf vs new Chevrolet Bolt EV: owners weigh in

    Sometimes, the best information comes straight from the horseless carriage-owner’s mouth. If you want to learn just how good or bad an electric vehicle is, it makes sense to ask people who live with and drive them every day. READ THIS: 2018 Nissan Leaf squares off against 2018 Chevrolet Bolt...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Sportier Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept for Tokyo show; powertrain upgrades unclear

    After announcing the 2018 Nissan Leaf in September, Nissan hinted that a Nismo variant was on the way to tap into a rather different electric car market. Now we've learned that a Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept is headed to the Tokyo Motor Show later in October, and that it will be more than just a...

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    Don't be fooled: only some electric cars are sold nationwide, even now

    Almost seven years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now more than two dozen battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models on sale in the U.S. But that impressive number shouldn't disguise a fundamental truth about those vehicles: only about half of them are widely...

  • Nissan Leaf Mongol Rally

    The Mongol Rally is no small undertaking for any driver, in any type of vehicle. The 10,000-mile rally takes drivers from Europe to Siberia, via Mongolia, with no support vehicles or backup cars. On July 16, 2017, a Scottish couple arrived at the starting line at the Goodwood race course in England with a peculiar choice of car for the trek: a Nissan Leaf electric car. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019 Chris Ramsey and his wife Julie officially completed the grueling rally on September 10, 2017. The couple became the first team ever to finish...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Which electric car will sell best in 2018? Take our Twitter poll

    OK, now the 2018 Nissan Leaf has made its debut, and we know the prices, specifications, and standard and optional features of the updated electric car with a projected 150 miles of range. Deliveries of the 2018 Leaf will start early next year, but meanwhile the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been on...

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    The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

    When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of standard or optional active-safety features. It will come in Nissan's standard three trim levels—base S, mid-level SV, and...

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    2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range (updated)

    These are the 2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range.

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    Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

    The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented. A handful of utility companies across the United States have offered generous discounts, likely backed by Nissan itself, to move the current-generation Leaf from dealerships to...

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    2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

    With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electric cars. Much of the focus has been on the new car's range rating, projected to be 150 miles combined when it's confirmed by the...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf

    After lavish launch events around the world, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will go on sale next month in Japan and early next year in North America. The second generation of the world's best-selling electric car, however, faces a very different landscape than did its predecessor in December 2010. For one thing, the 2011 Leaf was the sole mass-priced four-door all-electric vehicle on sale anywhere when it launched. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019 That's hardly the case for the 2018 Leaf, which faces off against compact hatchback electric...

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    Nine things you should know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car

    The simulcasted global events are over, the cars have been driven back out of the arenas, and electric-car fans are evaluating the new 2018 Nissan Leaf that was unveiled to the world last night. We've covered both the details of the car and our preliminary drive impressions from testing a...

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    2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

    The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the second generation of the world's best-selling electric car. The compact five-door's 40-kilowatt-hour battery is projected to get...

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    2018 Nissan Leaf electric-car prototype driven: first impressions

    When visiting an automaker's proving ground to drive cars still under development, security is extensive. Cameras have to be left on the bus, all phone lenses have to be covered, and documents committing you to keep quiet until the embargo lifts must be signed. In late June, we drove a...

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    As 2018 Nissan Leaf arrives, data on US electric-car market offers reality check

    This evening, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will make its long-awaited debut at events in Tokyo, Las Vegas, and elsewhere around the world. The Leaf remains the world's highest-volume electric car, with more than 280,000 of the first-generation cars delivered since December 2011 (112,000 of...

  • Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017
    2018 Nissan Leaf teaser: electric car will 'amaze your senses'

    With the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car due to be unveiled to the world in Japan on September 6, the company continues to release bits and pieces of teaser information. Yesterday, Nissan issued a video promoting a list of the new model's features. It also provided a photo of the electric hatchback's...

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    For southern California residents, it's an excellent time to start considering the purchase of a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf electric car. San Diego Gas & Electric has joined a host of other utility companies in the state in offering incentives towards the purchase of an i3 or a Leaf. In total, the incentives slash $10,000 from the purchase price of either electric car, and an annual $200 credit to reduce the buyer's electricity bill is included through the EV Climate Credit program. DON'T MISS: California utility SCE offers $450 rebate for new and used electric cars SDG&E's incentives may...

  • Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017
    Nissan Leaf electric car platform to spawn more models, SUV included: report

    The 2018 Nissan Leaf apparently won't be the brand's lone electric car for much longer, if a new report with details on plans to expand the electric car's underpinnings to additional models proves accurate. Following the introduction of the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, the electric car's...

  • Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017
    Next 2018 Nissan Leaf teaser sketch; electric car debuts Sept. 5

    The global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car is just a month away, and now another teaser image has been released. This one's a design sketch showing a drawing of the car's side profile, suitably shaded to obscure some of the details. You can compare it to a shot of the actual vehicle...

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    2018 Nissan Leaf caught without camouflage in ad shoot

    Its maker has begun the countdown to the early-September unveiling of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car with a series of staged teaser photos and factoids. But with the prevalence of smartphone cameras, it's harder and harder for carmakers to keep their new models completely under wraps. Which is...

  • Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017
    2018 Nissan Leaf to have e-Pedal: here's what that means

    No, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car isn't going to have only a single pedal—despite at least one headline late yesterday claiming that. Honest. But the "e-Pedal" in the next generation of Nissan's highest-volume plug-in vehicle does offer some interesting new features. DON'T MISS...

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    If 2018 Nissan Leaf has 200-mile range, what will it cost? Poll results

    At the moment, the Tesla Model 3 is getting lots of media attention and electric-car buzz now that the company says its first production car has rolled out of the factory—even if features, specs, and pricing isn't yet known. Meanwhile, the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV is at roughly 9,000 cars...

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