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Nissan is said to be preparing a sporty Leaf Nismo to help entice younger buyers into its mass market EV. Alfonso Albaisa, design chief for the new, 150-mile Nissan Leaf, recently told Autocar that the automaker is preparing a “racier” version of the EV. He also said developing Nismo parts for the new Leaf wouldn’t […]

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Nissan has said its next Leaf will compete with the Chevy Bolt EV and a drive report saying for year-one its battery could have two-thirds the capacity indicates it just may. The Bolt was built in response to Tesla’s Model 3 as a 200-plus-mile EV priced in the upper-mid 30s but as many an EV […]

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If you’ve noticed the U.S. now has more than 75 alternative-energy vehicles, and gone are the days when “fuel efficient” and “eco-friendly” need be synonymous with “unexciting.” To rank seven sporty green cars, we’ve sifted through our sales Dashboard which tracks the entire U.S. market, and picked the ones we think few people who like […]

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Imagine a Prius c with all-wheel-drive and a race engine pushing over four-times the motive force and you have an idea of the 420-horsepower Yaris Hybrid-R. Actually the Prius c is around one-and-a-half inches longer in wheelbase than the Yaris, and four inches longer overall, but the idea is close for the factory concept to […]

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