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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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In a move meant to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Leaf EV, Nissan has been at work on a project involving the broadcast of thoughts and emotions of EV drivers. What Nissan did is produce a movie showing a special Leaf that projects the driver’s experience and thoughts behind the wheel. The drivers themselves […]

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While Nissan is preparing to launch the next-generation Leaf in the foreseeable future, the carmaker also has another electric vehicle platform in the works. Nissan senior vice president Shiro Nakamura told Auto Express that the Japanese automaker has a new platform in the works that could expand its electric vehicle to include new crossover and […]

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Given the amount of reservations that consumers made for the Tesla Model 3, it might seem logical that other car companies will be worried about its success. At least one key executive has taken the opposite view. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has said he welcomes the competition from Tesla. Instead of worrying about the Model […]

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Rumblings from deep-pocketed tech companies have inspired many to postulate it’s just a matter of time before electric cars from companies like Apple arrive, but the CEO of Nissan and protagonist for the Leaf says he has no worries. “I don’t think we’re headed this way,” he said this week at the New York auto […]

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When released later this year, Hyundai’s Ioniq electric car promises responsive handling, peppy drive, and a few miles more range than a 2016 Nissan Leaf. The EV is one of three Ioniq variants Hyundai is rolling out – the other two being 1) a regular gas-electric hybrid and, 2) a plug-in hybrid – and a […]

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Nissan Leaf sales for February amounted to 930 units, a 22-percent decline from February 2015, and well below the car’s high water mark. In February 2014 Nissan sold 1,425 Leafs, that whole year it sold 30,200 Leafs, but despite a new 30-kwh battery, the twice-revised Leaf still in its first generation is just doing OK. […]

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When released later this year, Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric could offer about the same low-100-mile range as a present-generation Nissan Leaf and half that of the 2017 Chevy Bolt. Reports now circulating that Hyundai’s newest EV will get 155 miles range may not notice that “155” (250 km) is not a U.S. EPA number, and the […]

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Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far. What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the […]

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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 sales for January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]

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