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Leveraging economies of scale, the partnership of Renault-Nissan plans to expand their electric car offerings, according to a new strategic plan outlined this week. Following Renault-Nissan’s Fall 2016 acquisition of Mitsubishi, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan CEO and chairman of Mitsubishi, announced the company’s Alliance 2022 plan in Paris on Friday. Aiming to maintain its […]

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Nissan has wasted no time firing up the assembly line at its Oppama plant in Japan of its just-revealed Nissan Leaf. The 2018 model is for sale now in its home market, and plans for other markets including North America are for introduction in early 2018. SEE ALSO: 8 Things You Need to Know About […]

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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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The 2018 Nissan Leaf has made its official debut in Tokyo before going on sale in the United States early next year. With a 150-mile driving range and a price tag of just $29,990 ($690 lower than the 2017 Leaf’s), many consumers looking to buy an EV will find the new Leaf is just what […]

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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 August were down from a year ago although they were up from July. Clearly, sales this the year overall are down from […]

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Nissan has given the new Leaf more wind tunnel time to make it quieter, smoother, and extend the range. Aerodynamics play a big part in automotive design, no matter what the car. But the more efficient a car gets, the more important aero can be. When you’ve maximized efficiency in the drivetrain, it’s time to […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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U.S. Tesla buyers have counted on a $7,500 federal tax credit for a few years now, but the automaker is due to hit a 200,000-unit threshold at which point they’ll begin to fade away.

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Nissan is slowly letting out more information on the 2018 Leaf as its Sept. 6 debut date nears, today releasing a video demonstrating its advanced ProPilot Park technology. The self-parking system is a part of Nissan’s ProPilot Assist suite of semi-autonomous driving tech. It uses sonar and cameras to guide the vehicle into a parking […]

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The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf won’t only offer as much as double the range of the present 107-mile version, it will also come with the basis for autonomous driving. This latter bit was revealed by the Japanese automaker’s latest teaser – not an underexposed photo, but a video highlighting its Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous system. […]

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