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The world’s count of all light-duty plug-in electrified vehicles sold since the dawn of this new type of vehicle last decade crested past 1.5 million in May, and things are speeding up. Accounting for all light-duty plug-in vehicles in all global markets back to 2004, the actual tally may be closer to 1,510,000 through May, […]

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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 Nissan engineer has let slip that the new Leaf electric car will feature a little over 200 miles of range. Nissan’s global director of electric vehicle engineering, Kazuo Yajima, told Autoblog that a new 60-kWh battery pack is coming in the next Leaf that will allow it to travel between 210 and 220 miles […]

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May sales for the Nissan Leaf amounted to just 979 units, a 53-percent decline from 2,104 sold last year. Despite a 30-kWh battery now available, today’s reality for EV buyers in the U.S. seems to be ruling out the Leaf from the days of 2,000-3,000 monthly sales it has experienced. Today’s present reality: A 200-plus […]

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Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan’s European electric vehicle division head, is forecasting that 20-percent of its vehicle sales will be electric by 2020. “We’re committed to zero emissions and I passionately believe that’s where [our lineup] is headed. We believe that by 2020, where the market conditions are right, we’ll be selling up to 20-percent of our […]

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To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly […]

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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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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. Overall passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]

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The Chevrolet Volt sales saw sales in April of 1,983 units representing a mild uptick from 1,865 units in March. April 2016’s 1,983 units furthermore is 119 percent over the 905 units sold in the same month last year. For the first four months of 2016 the Volt is up 115 percent, with 5,970 units […]

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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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