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Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt. Bruno Marcoux, a Leaf owner from Montreal, was inspired by an electric vehicle association in Colorado, the South West Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). Earlier this year, SWEEP […]

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Rumors are circulating that the Nissan Leaf is about to get a range extension, thanks to a 40-kWh battery. If true, come November Leaf buyers will be able to buy the car in three trims, with the base model having a 30-kWh battery, and the mid- and top-trims will get the 40-kWh battery. The 24-kWh […]

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Nissan has added 11 new markets to its “No Charge to Charge” promotion to make the Leaf even more Tesla-competitive. Rolling out the No Charge to Charge promotion to 11 new markets brings the total to 38 markets in the U.S. The program offers new LEAF buyers two years of complimentary public charging with the […]

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Nissan introduced a 30 kWh Leaf battery this year alongside the existing 24-kWh pack, and more of this practice will be employed in the next 200-plus mile model. “We have two battery options now, and will grow options, making it more accessible with a longer range and a price to match,” said Gareth Dunsmore, director […]

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A front-wheel drive Nissan Leaf is not normally the kind of car that gets adrenalines addicts to think about drifting, but Nissan found a way at the British Drift Championships. Filed under the Anything For Publicity category, Nissan provided Autocar with an otherwise stock Leaf – right-hand drive, of course, being in the UK – […]

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If you are one of the 400,000 people or so who’ve plunked down $1,000 to reserve Tesla’s 215-mile range $35,000 Model 3, Nissan has good news for you: You don’t have to wait! Of course many already knew that of the Japanese automaker’s electric car now being nursed along in its sixth model year and […]

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Nissan’s Leaf saw an uptick in sales for March with 1,246 units representing a 34 percent year over year increase. The all-electric car sold just 930 units in February, and a mere 755 in the slow month of January, so things are better, but not ideal. Compared to the car’s best year, 2014, when it […]

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The Nissan Leaf has been hacked through a smartphone app that many Leaf owners use. The NissanConnect EV app, which is used by owners to control some of their cars’ functions as well as get real-time status updates, has been temporarily disabled by the Japanese automaker after a vulnerability was found. Computer security researcher Troy […]

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A cybersecurity expert has found that the Nissan Leaf can be hacked. Troy Hunt says he reached out to Nissan and gave the company one month to fix the issue before making it public, but Nissan did not do so during that time, so Hunt went public. SEE ALSO: Nissan Testing 250-Plus-Mile Range Leaf Mule […]

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Nissan’s 1,347 December Leaf sales were a bump upwards from 1,054 units in November, but a far cry from 3,102 in December 2014. In its heyday, the world’s best-selling EV would typically do high teens to well into the 2,000s or low 3,000s on a given month, but for the past several months has been […]

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