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Nissan hopes to electrify this weekend’s Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia with the on-track appearance of its all-electric racing car, the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. Nissan said its LEAF NISMO RC is one of the most innovative racing cars in the world with its all-electric powertrain. The zero-emission, purpose-built racing machine is powered by […]

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Nissan’s Leaf has the smallest life-cycle environmental footprint while the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage has the smallest life-cycle environmental footprint of any conventionally powered model year 2014 automobile available in the North American market. This according to Santa Rosa, California-based Automotive Science Group (ASG), which said it conducted a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of over 1,300 automobiles […]

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Yesterday as Nissan announced minor updates and pricing for its all-electric Leaf, the company’s CEO said he can foresee 2013’s record sales of 22,610 units being eclipsed by more than 50 percent in 2014, and double that presumably not long after. The occasion was a CNBC interview, and Carlos Ghosn was commenting in light of […]

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It is now official, the 2014 Nissan Leaf starts at $28,980. While announcing the $180 uptick in price, Nissan said the all-electric Leaf continues to offer outstanding value, with prices comparable to similar gasoline-powered vehicles after applicable tax credits. Sales of the Leaf EV in the U.S. and around the world set all-time records in […]

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Nissan has reached 3,000 sales of its all-electric Nissan Leaf in the UK. The car maker reached this milestone in November when a total of 141 British-built Leaf were registered at dealerships across the country. Nissan declared the figures clearly demonstrate that the Nissan Leaf – launched in the UK market in 2011 – continues […]

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Nissan’s Leaf electric motor magnetic wire is now sourced in the U.S. Nissan is working on finding more and more ways to localize its Leaf production in the U.S. When the vehicle first became available in December 2010, the car was fully manufactured in Japan. In January 2013, Nissan ramped up production of the Leaf […]

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Nissan is working on developing systems that will allow EV users to feed electricity to their house or office while making sure the car is topped-off and ready to go when needed. Recently, Nissan has carried out an early field test of a system that will allow companies to regulate their electricity bills using the […]

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Actually, if you count other sales milestones, the Leaf’s global record tally is much higher, and its latest came in October by selling 2,002 units in the U.S. – up incrementally over September, and up 26 percent year-over-year. Sales of 2,002 new Leafs compared favorably with 1,953 sold in September and this was the eighth […]

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Nissan is on a roll, and last month it saw yet more Leaf sales milestones crossed in its home market and globally. After September’s numbers were tallied, Japanese sales had crested past 30,000 units, and for the same month Nissan achieved its best global record of 4,700 units sold and cumulative global sales since the […]

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Olivier Chalouhi bought the very first all-electric Nissan Leaf sold in the world some three years ago; Nissan produced a video showcasing him and his Leaf. Chalouhi lives in Northern California, and he placed his order online just after midnight on Aug. 31, 2010 when reservations opened for the car.  He completed the purchase a […]

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