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Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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Europe’s best-selling battery electric car, the Renault Zoe, will arrive at the Paris Motor Show Oct. 1 with an increased driving range of 200-plus miles (320 km). The report comes from French business publication BMFBusiness but doesn’t say what the new battery capacity would be. It’s also not clear if the driving range is based […]

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Rumors are circulating that the Nissan Leaf is about to get a range extension, thanks to a 40-kWh battery. If true, come November Leaf buyers will be able to buy the car in three trims, with the base model having a 30-kWh battery, and the mid- and top-trims will get the 40-kWh battery. The 24-kWh […]

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Nissan has added 11 new markets to its “No Charge to Charge” promotion to make the Leaf even more Tesla-competitive. Rolling out the No Charge to Charge promotion to 11 new markets brings the total to 38 markets in the U.S. The program offers new LEAF buyers two years of complimentary public charging with the […]

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Have you been eyeing a new battery electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) but shied away because of price? If so, you should consider looking into the used car market. Prices for plug-in vehicles, both electric and hybrid, categorized as one to three years-old have dropped precipitously, making them some of the hottest selling […]

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Japan’s CHAdeMO association has released a new protocol supporting current electric vehicle fast charging and upcoming 200-mile plus electric cars. During CHAdeMO’s annual General Assembly in Tokyo, the association announced an amendment to the current protocol that will enable 150 kW power transfer. The first installations are expected in 2017, with full compatibility with CHAdeMO-compatible […]

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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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A cybersecurity expert has found that the Nissan Leaf can be hacked. Troy Hunt says he reached out to Nissan and gave the company one month to fix the issue before making it public, but Nissan did not do so during that time, so Hunt went public. SEE ALSO: Nissan Testing 250-Plus-Mile Range Leaf Mule […]

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The residual value of hybrid and electric vehicles is reportedly dropping precipitously due to falling fuel prices. According to Kelley Blue Book, a combined residual value for 2016 model-year hybrids and EVs sold in January and February is projected at 29.5 percent after 36 months. That’s down 4.1 percent from a year ago. “Nobody really […]

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Today along with other EV news, Nissan documented the Leaf has crossed the 200,000 unit milestone. The all-electric car sold worldwide is by far the cumulatively best-selling plug-in car, with notable followers being the Chevy Volt and Volt variants with close to 104,000, and the Tesla Model S at nearly 100,000. Launched in December 2010, […]

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