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Well, that didn’t take long. Mere hours after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the results of its latest round of crash testing, it looks like Consumer Reports (CR) is piling on the bad news. Both the Mazda5 and — perhaps more relevant to us — the Nissan Leaf scored poorly during the […]

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The Chevrolet Volt came out of the IIHS’ recent round of small overlap front crash testing with an acceptable rating, something that can’t be said for its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf. “Driver space in the Volt was maintained reasonably well, and data taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of significant injuries,” said […]

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An online newspaper report from Puerto Rico indicates Nissan will begin sales today of its all-electric Leaf. From now through July 31 pre-orders are being accepted with first deliveries expected in August. Orders are being taken by Nissan dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja, which is west of San Juan. The entry […]

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While not making as massive of jumps as it did in 2012-2013 year-over-year monthly sales, Nissan nonetheless reported its “best June ever” with 2,347 units sold, a 5.5-percent gain over June 2013. This is the 16th straight month of increases for the Leaf, and through June, its sales have risen 29.4 percent over 2013. “Since […]

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Last year and this, the Nissan Leaf has been catching up to the Chevrolet Volt in cumulative U.S. sales, and this week the Japanese automaker announced its 50,000th sold to two church employees deep in the heart of Texas. As of April, the Volt was ahead by about 10,000 units since the cars’ respective December […]

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Nissan’s next Leaf will be more mainstream in style, significantly longer range, and will have an Infiniti sedan as an upscale distant cousin that might even give Tesla a run for its money. These were some of the hints inferred from Nissan’s Andy Palmer speaking with Automotive News last month from the sidelines of the […]

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It is unusual to see cars maneuver through towns silently, but it is what Nissan did with its Leaf. To mark the 19th annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD), Nissan said it invaded the streets of one of Europe’s quietest villages during the middle of the night with a silent “ride” with its 100 percent […]

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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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