Nissan News

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf

    What will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a better picture: It'll still be a five-door hatchback, and it'll still be around the same size. But expect its 'EVness' to be dialed back several notches. DON'T MISS: New 2017 Nissan Leaf: More Details On New Styling, Range The latter is one of the key points emphasized by Nissan design chief and senior vice president Shiro Nakamura, as part of an interview this past week at the Paris Auto Show. Early adopters of the Leaf...

  • 2015 Nissan Pulsar
    New Nissan Pulsar Compact Hatch Rivals VW Golf, But No U.S. Sales Planned

    The Nissan Pulsar is a compact five-door hatchback designed for the European market.

  • Nissan Leaf pickup truck
    World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only (Video)

    Nissan adds a pickup bed to the Leaf electric car for an unusual project.

  • Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee
    Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

    Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not. A startling and exclusive Reuters report yesterday said that Nissan is in the middle of reassessing its plans for electric-car production and global...

  • Excerpt of rendering by Auto Express of possible design for 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car
    2018 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

    It's long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion of potential buyers, who may be amenable to the benefits of driving a battery-electric vehicle, won't consider the Leaf...

  • 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    Nissan And Mitsubishi To Join Forces On Low-Cost Electric Minicar

    Mitsubishi was the earliest maker to launch a modern battery-electric small car and sell it in volume, and Nissan has emerged as by far the world's highest-volume seller of electric cars. Now the two makers have announced they're teaming up to develop an inexpensive electric minicar. According to...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

    Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go further, arguing that electric cars are already competitive with those using an internal-combustion engine, or ICE, in the consumer marketplace. But for battery-electric cars to compete directly, they will need to be as good as--and probably better than--their ICE counterparts on most of the key metrics by which consumers judge cars. DON'T MISS: Nissan Leaf Likely To Offer Larger Battery For Longer Range This point is laid out...

  • 2014 BMW i3 hits the race track
    Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

    The BMW i3's styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it's among the best electric cars yet. When Volkswagen launches its e-Golf though, BMW will face tough competition--and worldwide, the Nissan Leaf is still a best-selling...

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf $5,500 Battery Replacement Loses Money, Company Admits

    Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many advocates and Leaf owners promptly seized on the price to "prove" that Nissan could now build batteries for less than $250 per...

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf
    2015 Nissan Leaf: Full Details, Pricing Released

    Out with the old, in with the new: It's hard to believe the Nissan Leaf is already entering its fifth model year. With the 2015 Nissan Leaf models that are already reaching dealerships, there's no boost in range or performance, but there are some minor feature improvements that might be cause to...

  • Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014
    Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

    We drive a Nissan Frontier midsize pickup truck equipped with a Cummins four-cylinder turbodiesel engine.

  • 2014 Nissan Cube
    2014 Nissan Cube: The Last Year On Sale For Funky Tall Wagon

    While Toyota's Scion xB really invented the modern "tall wagon" category, the runaway sales champion in the segment is the Kia Soul. And among the also-rans sits the even-funkier-than-Soul 2014 Nissan Cube, with its asymmetric wraparound rear window and small dash-top panel for growing grass. Sales...

  • Nissan Leaf recycled components

    As you drive your shiny new Nissan Leaf out of the dealership in silence and zero-emissions cleanliness, it's easy to forget all the resources and energy that have gone into building it. Those are a necessary evil as far as car production goes, but companies like Nissan are doing their best to reduce the environmental impact of production--as Nissan's latest video shows. READ: 2014 BMW i3: What A Tesla Driver Thinks Of New Electric BMW In "Beyond Zero Emissions", Nissan shows how recycled materials make up a significant proportion of the car's structure. In terms of volume, around a quarter...

  • Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger
    Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

    While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick chargers--initially CHAdeMO stations for Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV cars, and more recently Tesla Supercharger sites for its...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
    Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500 For Replacement With Heat-Resistant Chemistry

    Three and a half years after the first Nissan Leaf went on sale, Nissan has announced the cost of a replacement lithium-ion battery pack for its electric car. It's a surprisingly low $5,499 (after a $1,000 credit for turning in the old pack, which is required), plus installation fees and tax. The...

  • 2014 Nissan Leaf
    Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

    Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future transportation needs, each firm's approach couldn't be more different. Nissan is resolute on its decision to go electric. Toyota, on the other hand...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings
    Nissan Leaf Carwings: Company 'Hopes' To Improve Telematics App

    Nissan wants to use Carwings to collect more data on battery health.

  • Nissan e-NV200 electric van prototype, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012
    Nissan e-NV200 Electric-Van Battery Adds Thermal Conditioning

    The Nissan Leaf is by far the world's best-selling electric car, but one of the ways Nissan has kept its cost down is by eliminating an active-cooling system for its lithium-ion battery pack. Now, however, its second mass-produced electric vehicle--the Nissan e-NV200 small commercial van--turns out...

  • Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

    With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great disruptor, Silicon Valley electric-car startup Tesla Motors, may be changing the playbook once again. According to a report in the U.K.'s Financial Times, there's now a third party interested in joining the discussions on charging standards already held between Tesla and BMW: Nissan, which has built and sold more electric cars than any other company in history. DON'T MISS: Tesla To Offer Supercharger As Fast-Charging...

  • eConnect Cars Nissan Leaf taxi
    Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

    Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. They tend to do frequent short runs punctuated by stops. And passengers tend to like a smoother, quieter taxi ride. London taxi firm eConnect Cars has realized all these...

  • Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200 Ultraman ginga editions
    Nissan Leaf Electric Car Becomes Futuristic Attack Vehicle On Japanese TV Show (Video)

    Want to guarantee your car immortality? Get it featured on a TV show or in a movie. Nobody has to ask twice what a DeLorean looks like, and most people probably know what car Starsky and Hutch drove. And Herbie is a no-brainer. ALSO SEE: Would You Ride This Tiny Folding Electric Scooter To Work?...

  • 2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014
    Small Set Of 2014 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Recalled For Inverter Replacement

    Nissan is recalling a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars to replace the car's inverter assembly. Just 196 cars are affected, all build during a ten-day period in April. Nissan puts the recall down to an out-of-specification control circuit board being fitted during this time. ALSO SEE...

  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013
    Nissan To Launch Plug-In Hybrids Too, In Less Than Two Years

    Plug-in hybrids will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on one hand--BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S--virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrids planned for launch...

  • 2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014
    BMW, Tesla Are Only Electric-Car Makers 'To Build A Business': Really ??

    Sometimes we read things that just make us scratch our heads. Often, statements about the electric-car industry by (presumably) highly-paid analysts in the finance industry are among those things. Take, for example, a statement by one such analyst, contained an article published two weeks ago in...

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