In 2011 Nissan launched the first mainstream electric car, the Leaf. To much fanfare, it was introduced and went on sale right about the same time as Chevy's Volt. While not technically direct competitors, since the Leaf is a true electric vehicle and the Volt a plug-in hybrid, they engaged in a sales battle over who would win the hard earned dollars of early eco adopters. Now four years later, it appears the Leaf has won and after a week living with one, I can easily understand why.
The Nissan Leaf is currently the most popular fully-electric vehicle on the market and Nissan hopes to keep that title with a "high-output" version of the next Leaf that could have an even longer driving range than the upcoming Bolt.
Nissan's engineers have turned the Leaf EV into something unexpected, a truck.
The next-generation Nissan Leaf is still a few years away, with its arrival not expected until sometime in 2017, but early details have emerged about what we can expect.
Nissan is giving the 2014 Nissan Leaf a small price hike over the 2013 model, which now starts at $28,980 before any federal or state tax incentives are applied.
After a slow start out of the gate, now Nissan has the opposite problem with the Nissan Leaf EV- Nissan can't build enough. Nissan is now selling around 2,000 units a month, which quadruple the number of Leaf's that were selling a year ago.
Nissan has announced that it is going to install more than 100 DC quick chargers at Leaf-certified dealers across the US.
The updated 2013 Nissan Leaf is now more efficient than the nearly identical 2012 model. Last year's Nissan Leaf was rated at a 99 MPGe for combined city and highway, while the 2013 Leaf now has a 115 MPGe rating.
The 2013 Nissan Leaf has received the Top Safety Pick safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The sales numbers have been finalized for the first quarter of this year and with that it's now being reported that the Tesla Model S outsold the Chevy Volt in Q1 in North America.
Nissan has announced that it has the produced the 50,000th Nissan Leaf.
Nissan has announced that U.S. pricing for the new 2013 Nissan Leaf will start at $28,800 for the newly-added S grade, making it the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the US.
Nissan has unveiled the revised 2013 Nissan Leaf
Nissan plans to increase the warranty on the electric Nissan Leaf's battery in response to owners' concerns about its durability.
Nissan has unveiled the updates to the JDM-spec 2013 Nissan Leaf.
Nissan hopes to improve the Leaf's sales with a new cheaper version next year.
If you live in Portugal you will soon start seeing the Nissan Leaf with "Policia" badges on it, since Portugal's police force has taken delivery of a fleet of the Leaf electric vehicles.
In response to critics claims that the Nissan Leaf looks bland and awkward, Nissan is going to give the next Leaf more European styling, according to Colin Lawther, vice president of Nissan engineering in Europe.
Nissan is upgrading the Nissan Leaf EV for the 2013 model year with leather seats, a darker interior and a more efficient heating system. Mark Perry, director of product and advanced planning for Nissan Americas stated that Nissan initially...
The 2011 Nissan Leaf was recently given the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Leaf a five-star safety rating. The five-star safety rating is...
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