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Well, that didn’t take long. Mere hours after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the results of its latest round of crash testing, it looks like Consumer Reports (CR) is piling on the bad news. Both the Mazda5 and — perhaps more relevant to us — the Nissan Leaf scored poorly during the […]

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The Chevrolet Volt came out of the IIHS’ recent round of small overlap front crash testing with an acceptable rating, something that can’t be said for its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf. “Driver space in the Volt was maintained reasonably well, and data taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of significant injuries,” said […]

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An online newspaper report from Puerto Rico indicates Nissan will begin sales today of its all-electric Leaf. From now through July 31 pre-orders are being accepted with first deliveries expected in August. Orders are being taken by Nissan dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja, which is west of San Juan. The entry […]

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Showing kids how to care for their environment as well as getting them interested in animals seem to go hand in hand with the use of an EV. Or so believes the Knowsley Safari. This UK zoological attractions has added an electric Nissan LEAF to its fleet which is being used by the zoo’s Learning […]

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How about combining a vehicle that doesn’t use any fuel with special paint technology that cleans itself? Nissan did so by creating a very special Nissan LEAF electric vehicle that could be considered the “world’s cleanest car.” Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Nissan LEAF’s exterior was treated with a […]

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Nissan has launched its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for new Leaf buyers offering two years of free public charging access in 10 initial markets. The program gives customers an rfid-chipped EZ-Charge card which provides free access to charging at more than 2,600 public stations available in the initial program markets, including more than 200 […]

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Nissan believes its all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but said the company’s commitment to green doesn’t end there. According to Nissan, the LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) aims to […]

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Happy Independence Day America! Now, how would you like freedom from petroleum dependence, less concern about geopolitical instability, while enjoying positive environmental and economic effects that could follow? For four decades since a wake-up call known as the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, we’ve been chasing an elusive goal called “energy independence.” Some who point […]

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Portland has been announced by Nissan as the U.S. proving ground for its electric commercial vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200. Nissan said it is working in collaboration with Portland General Electric (PGE) on a six-week trial to help determine the viability of an electric commercial vehicle in the U.S market. PGE has assigned the e-NV200 into […]

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You know Nissan’s Leaf; you also likely know of Nissan’s NV200 commercial vehicle. Nissan is now launching an electric version of the NV200, called e-NV200, which combines the electric drivetrain architecture of the Leaf to its commercial vehicle. The e-NV200 thus becomes the company’s second 100 percent electric vehicle. Nissan stated as a commercial vehicle […]

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