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Nissan says it intends to make autonomous drive systems commercially viable by 2020. Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced yesterday the Japanese carmaker’s launch timetable for the latest vehicle automation technologies aimed at accelerating consumer adoption of Autonomous Drive systems. The Nissan CEO said new technologies including automated lane controls […]

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How about combining a vehicle that doesn’t use any fuel with special paint technology that cleans itself? Nissan did so by creating a very special Nissan LEAF electric vehicle that could be considered the “world’s cleanest car.” Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Nissan LEAF’s exterior was treated with a […]

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Nissan believes its all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but said the company’s commitment to green doesn’t end there. According to Nissan, the LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) aims to […]

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Portland has been announced by Nissan as the U.S. proving ground for its electric commercial vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200. Nissan said it is working in collaboration with Portland General Electric (PGE) on a six-week trial to help determine the viability of an electric commercial vehicle in the U.S market. PGE has assigned the e-NV200 into […]

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You know Nissan’s Leaf; you also likely know of Nissan’s NV200 commercial vehicle. Nissan is now launching an electric version of the NV200, called e-NV200, which combines the electric drivetrain architecture of the Leaf to its commercial vehicle. The e-NV200 thus becomes the company’s second 100 percent electric vehicle. Nissan stated as a commercial vehicle […]

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Seven Nissan Leaf have entered taxi duty today in London, UK. eConnect Cars, a chauffeuring services company operating in London and using exclusively electric cars, has taken delivery of seven Nissan Leaf. A further 14 Leaf are to be delivered later during 2014 to eConnect Cars, which is based in the heart of Canary Wharf […]

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Although modern-design electric cars have been available at more or less “mainstream” prices since 2011, they are still just being discovered by many consumers, so for those wanting the basics, this is for you. First off, electric vehicle technology being discussed here will be only the pure battery electric variety, although an argument could be […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. The old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” (with apologies to the lion population) proved true in March. Sales in the overall […]

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With global sales of more than 100,000 units and U.S. sales approaching 50,000, Nissan felt the need to highlight its Leaf EV owners and inspire the next 100,000 Leaf buyers. To do so, Nissan said it has launched a new digital program called “Real Owners. Real Questions.” Through this website, current Leaf owners share their […]

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If you’re in the market for a new car, could an all-electric model possibly fit the bill? Given yet-modest EV sales in America, undoubtedly many people would answer “no,” or they lack sufficient information to say “yes.” Last month, a national survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found 25 percent of American households could […]

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