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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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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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