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Nissan News

  • 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

    Just as most automakers gear up to announce their 2019 models, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is arriving in showrooms scattered across select markets in the U.S. To mark the new year (is it still new?), the Rogue Hybrid's price is up about $800 over last year to $27,995 for the base SV trim level, including a mandatory destination charge. That figure helps account for an updated infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus a motion-activated power tailgate. READ MORE: 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review All-wheel drive adds $1,350. Those seeking a few upgrades...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018
    PG&E offers new $3,000 rebate to Nissan Leaf buyers

    PG&E announced a new $3,000 purchase incentive for new Nissan Leafs that comes directly off the purchase price and on top of a $7,000 rebate from the state and the $7,500 federal tax credit. With all incentives PG&E customers can buy a new Leaf for $16,500.

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf Pro-Pilot Assist and range-anxiety review

    Airport runs are a regular challenge for electric cars. You need to use less than half the range so you can get home, and leave plenty of margin.

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018
    2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: Is there a fast-charging problem?

    Nissan Leaf owners have found that the car's electronic controls dial back charging speeds with each successive fast charge on any given trip.

  • 2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013
    Nissan Leaf refurbished batteries offered for older electric cars, in Japan

    With more than 300,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road, some more than six years old, battery degradation is becoming more and more of an issue. The different rates of capacity loss are a topic of much discussion among Leaf owners, but it now seems likely that Nissan's choice of passive air...

  • 2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015
    Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

    The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid cooling used by other makers to...

  • Nissan electric-car battery

    The town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day. Almost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot. Carmaker Nissan and an arm of the giant trading company Sumitomo will open a plant to analyze, reuse, and recycle used and end-of-life battery packs from Nissan's electric cars. DON'T MISS: Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report (Dec 2016) Nissan and Sumitomo together have set...

  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan electric crossover utility with AWD will be breakthrough: exec

    Could a specific vehicle give electric cars the breakthrough they need to reach the mass market? So far, neither the world's highest-selling battery-electric model—the Nissan Leaf—nor the Tesla Model S, starting at $75,000, has sold in mainstream U.S. volumes. You might ballpark that...

  • Prof. John Kelly on battery life in Nissan leaf, Chevy Bolt EV [video: Weber State University, Utah]
    Battery life of 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars: what manuals suggest

    It's one of the major questions for any electric-car buyer: How long will the battery pack last? And what would it cost to replace it if I do need a new one sometime down the road? Now a new video looks at that question, comparing the different thermal-management technologies in the batteries of...

  • Two 2018 Nissan Leafs with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Joyce Kilmer travel plaza, Feb 2018
    2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: four-day winter road-trip review

    The first generation of mass-priced electric cars with ranges of 60 to 90 miles simply didn't have enough range to be used outside predictable daily commute duties and local errands around town. Sure, four-fifths of vehicles in the U.S. cover less than 40 miles a day—but that other fifth...

  • Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015
    Nissan, Tesla surpass 300,000 electric cars; one started later, one did it with a single model

    Only two automakers have built and sold more than 300,000 battery-electric cars to date. One is from Japan, the other from Silicon Valley. And each can claim a specific distinction within those totals. DON'T MISS: 300,000th Nissan Leaf sold as new electric car deliveries start We know that the...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Nissan and partners have now sold 540,000 plug-in electric vehicles

    Of the 90 million or so new vehicles sold globally last year, plug-in electric cars made up only a tiny proportion, roughly 1 percent. But the auto industry works on long product cycles and buyers tend to be conservative, only changing the types of cars they buy if life circumstances change or...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf

    This past Tuesday, the 2018 Nissan Leaf—an entirely redesigned second generation of the pioneering electric car—officially went on sale in the U.S. It's quicker and has more features than its predecessors, not to mention a significantly longer range: 151 miles combined, according to the EPA, versus 107 miles from last year's Leaf. With cars arriving at dealerships come lease deals, which are especially important to electric-car drivers. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating That's because roughly four out of five new battery-electric vehicles are...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    2018 Nissan Leaf electric car gets 151-mile EPA range rating

    When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car was unveiled last fall, the company said it would have a range of "140 miles or more." That had risen to "150 miles or more" by the end of last year, and now we have the final confirmed figure. The EPA combined range rating for the second-generation Leaf is...

  • First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017
    300,000th Nissan Leaf electric car delivered as new version kicks off

    Nissan, the first automaker in the world to launch a mass-priced electric car, has a reason to celebrate this week. The automaker said on Monday it delivered the 300,000th example of its electric hatchback, the Nissan Leaf—though it did not detail whether it was one of the new...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, test-driven by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017
    2018 Nissan Leaf: an early Leaf driver's impressions (he has a Tesla too)

    First sales of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the pioneering electric car, should come this month. But Nissan has quietly been showing the 2018 Leaf to electric-car shoppers for several months now, hosting drives at dealerships and other venues. Several of our readers and...

  • Nissan-Voltia eNV200 MAXI operated by Gnewt Cargo
    Voltia conversion expands Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van for London

    As the United Kingdom joins other countries in committing to a future ban on fossil-fuel vehicles, commercial fleet operators that rely on diesel vehicles are left in a bit of a pickle. Nissan has an answer in its zero-emission eNV200 electric cargo van, but its small dimensions leave a lot to be...

  • First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017
    2018 Nissan Leaf electric car now rolling off lines in Tennessee

    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...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf

    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 goes on sale in early 2018. Importantly, it enters the market offering a different value proposition than electric cars like the Chevrolet Bolt EV or Volkswagen e-Golf. DON'T MISS: 2018 Nissan Leaf Review Nissan placed the 2018 Leaf's range squarely in the middle with an estimated 140-mile range...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault all to 'target' electric cars in 2020, CEO Ghosn says

    Carlos Ghosn has been an advocate of electric cars for years, but after initial disappointment, he's ready to take on the segment with even greater focus. The CEO of the Renault Nissan Alliance that now includes Mitsubishi predicted the rise of electric cars nearly a decade ago, and oversaw the...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze
    Discounts soar on many small cars as market stampedes toward SUVs

    The market's shift to crossovers and SUVs is well documented, but what may be less well known are the massive discounts some automakers now offer on small cars as a result. While those small cars may deliver smaller profit margins, automakers must now add in steep discounts to move them from...

  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Who will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Poll results

    Of our eight Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winners since 2011, five have been compact five-door hatchbacks. It's a good, sensible format, by far the most popular segment in Europe and stronger even in Canada than in the U.S. Sadly, U.S. car buyers are not only ignoring small hatchbacks...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    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...

  • The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]
    GM, Nissan push to retain EV credit; tax bill also targets renewables, helps nuclear energy

    The United States tax code hasn't seen a major overhaul in decades, and the current Congress—along with the Trump administration—may be learning, or re-learning, why. Numerous opponents have moved swiftly to condemn various aspects of the draft Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR1) proposed in...

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