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A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, […]

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Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt. Bruno Marcoux, a Leaf owner from Montreal, was inspired by an electric vehicle association in Colorado, the South West Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). Earlier this year, SWEEP […]

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Some people have had a hard time getting their minds wrapped around the notion of plug-in hybrids, but one way to think of them is like a hybrid on steroids. A non-plug-in hybrid, such as a Toyota Prius, always needs gas and its electric motor drive is only a part-time helper. A plug-in hybrid however […]

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Working in their spare time, a group of Nissan engineers wanted a prototype Leaf electric car for a local motorsport event. The engineers, from Nissan’s Innovation team at the Nissan Technical Center (NTCE) in Barcelona, Spain, worked on the car for six-months and created a Leaf with a 48-kilowatt hour battery pack good for driving […]

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Nissan’s British office has an extra incentive for 16 Olympic medal hopefuls — win a gold medal at this summer’s Rio Games and take home a shiny gold Leaf EV. The gilded Leaf EV was unveiled at the Lee Valley Velopark in London by Sir Chris Hoy, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic golds: […]

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Five out of the 10 best-selling used vehicles from 2013 to 2015 were electrified in one way or another. At least, that’s according to numbers from iSeeCars. In this case, “best-selling” doesn’t mean the vehicles that sold the most, but rather it’s those that spent the least amount of time on dealers’ lots. SEE ALSO: […]

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As the tally of states offering support for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) has grown, so has the list of those now levying some form of tax or fee against them. Yes that’s right, in their wisdom, state legislators mirroring a nationwide thrust to defray PEVs’ extra expense have on one hand given, and on 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. Factoring an adjustment for the different number of selling days each month for 2015 and 2016, overall sales for June were down modestly from a […]

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Here’s a trick question: How much will you have to pay for a new Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla, or some other plug-in electrified vehicle? If you live in the U.S., the answer is it all depends on the state in which you live and/or register the car. Aside from a $2,500 […]

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Nissan is focused on introducing two new technologies this year on a new electric vehicle as it strives to become a leader in EVs and autonomous vehicles. The Japanese automaker will add a new range extender engine for its electric vehicles in hopes of relieving range anxiety. In addition, it will begin rolling out its […]

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