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As 2014 winds down and with 2015 about to unfold, alternative-energy transportation had ups and downs this year, but the trend is generally upward and more progress is in sight. Looking at the most telling of markers – actual new car sales – hybrids fell back from 2013 levels while plug-ins climbed higher, and diesel […]

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Ever wonder how are Leafs used by their owners? An estimated 93 percent use it as their main family car, 64 percent say it’s better to drive than a gasoline or diesel vehicle and one man even sold his Aston Martin to buy a pair of them in order to avoid domestic fights. These are […]

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Nissan Leaf owners worldwide have, according to Nissan, logged-in over one billion kilometers on the company’s CarWings telematics system. This one billion kilometers is the equivalent of 621,371,192 miles. Nissan has also revealed this is the equivalent of saving over 180 million kilograms (397 million pounds) of CO2 emissions. The proportion of Nissan Leaf vehicles […]

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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. While the overall passenger vehicle market experienced exceptional results, shares of hybrid and electric vehicles maintained their pace from recent months – albeit in the […]

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Nissan will be showcasing a special Leaf covered with self-cleaning paint. You read that right. Nissan is launching a social media campaign that will include a series of online videos to showcase a Nissan Leaf with self-cleaning nano-paint technology. Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Leaf is covered with Ultra-Ever […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a 58 percent market share for zero-emission cars. Combined, Renault and Nissan’s electric vehicles have driven approximately 2.5 billion zero-emission miles (4 billion kilometers) says the company – enough to circle the earth 100,000 times. Renault-Nissan’s EVs represent 53 million gallons (200 […]

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Nissan is adding Atlanta to its no-cost public charging for two years program just in time for Black Friday week. The automaker announced yesterday the “No Charge to Charge” program for Atlanta, a program that offers no-cost access to more than a dozen quick chargers spread throughout the Greater Atlanta market for two years with […]

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Chicago is the next city to be the recipient of Nissan’s Leaf “No Charge to Charge” promotion. Nissan launched on Friday its “No Charge to Charge” promotion that provides two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Leaf from Nissan dealers in the Chicago market. Nissan explained this includes […]

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A yearly record number of Nissan Leaf EV sales has already been surpassed by Nissan this year. With more than two months remaining, Nissan said it has, with the Leaf, shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in […]

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If anyone was ever tired of hearing about U.S. “compliance cars” by seemingly tepid automakers merely trying to appease regulators, news that EVs now comprise 15 percent of new car sales in Norway could come as a breath of fresh air. As previously reported, the tiny country of 5.1 million people is eager to make […]

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