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Now four years since the advent of the mainstream plug-in car, and several years beyond earlier plug-ins that came and went besides, hindsight reveals good intentions haven’t all gone as planned, but the journey is now well underway. Last week the U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz conceded what everyone already knew: the Obama Administration’s 2011 […]

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Quebec’s Electric Circuit has promised to make one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show relating to the expansion of its EV charging network. In a first step, Nissan Canada announced it will support the expansion of the Electric Circuit public charging network with a significant investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites. The […]

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Nissan has confirmed that its next-generation Leaf will have a battery range long enough to drive from New York City to Baltimore on a single charge. In light of the just-introduced Chevrolet Bolt concept, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said from the North American International Auto Show earlier this week that the next Leaf’s range may […]

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Nissan has smashed its best calendar-year U.S. sales record in its fourth year on the market with 30,200 units sold for 2014. Last year it sold 22,610 Leafs and this is the first time any plug-in has sold over 30,000 – and it would appear to defy any notion that the first-generation electric car might […]

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The Chevrolet Volt and BMW i8 are well-designed and fun to drive, according to a new comparison. The Australian-based CarAdvice.com tested both cars as part of sort of odd-ball match-up between electrified vehicles including the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander. The review used a 2014 Volt, which is rebadged as the Holden Volt […]

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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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For a couple of family cars that sell in comparatively modest volumes, Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt have made an outsized splash into the automotive landscape. Now four years since the first production Leaf was delivered Dec. 11, 2010 in the U.S., and the first Volt was sold days later on Dec. 15, the two […]

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Carlos Ghosn, through his role as Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO, finds himself at the head of the company that has sold the most electric vehicles in the last few years. Last month, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold its 200,000th zero-emission car. The Alliance’s Nissan Leaf, which was launched four years ago, is by far the top-selling electric […]

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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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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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