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January can be a slower month for plug-in sales after end-of-tax-year sales are made in December, so Nissan’s very low 755 Leaf sales reported last month could be understandable, but more variables are in play. Since last year the Leaf had fallen from a high watermark in 2014 of 30,200 U.S. sales, or an average […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced that it will launch over 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the next four years. The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market vehicles at affordable prices and will be available in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China markets through 2020. The Alliance will also focus on launching a […]

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BMW and Nissan have teamed up to deploy dual fast chargers across the U.S. to benefit all electric vehicle drivers. A total of 120 dual-port 50-kW DC fast-charging stations have been installed across 19 states, helping support longer distance EV travel for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 owners. Those fast chargers are now available in […]

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This month the five-year anniversary of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt mark the first half decade for mass-market plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). PEVs had existed prior, including the Mitsubishi i-MiEV circa 2009, the limited-production Tesla Roadster from 2008, and others, but the Volt and Leaf began for major manufacturers what is now a growing […]

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Nissan will reveal its first pre-production range-extended electric vehicle next year. As EV fans await a 200-250 mile second-generation Leaf, the world’s highest-selling maker of electric cars says it will add to its product offerings another means to mitigate EV range anxiety – a small gasoline engine. This news came from Australia’s Motoring, which interviewed […]

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The best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. and world, the Nissan Leaf, has seen its U.S. sales down over 37 percent this year, and October’s 1,238 deliveries was par for the course. As an improved 2016 Leaf is pending, October’s sales number was nearly the same as September’s 1,247 sales, and brings the year-to-date tally […]

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Nissan looks to debut a new electric vehicle concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show next week. Releasing a teaser image saying that the concept is “the future vision of car intelligence and electrification,” it’s easy to speculate that it will be an all-electric vehicle with autonomous technology. The styling on the vehicle closely resembles […]

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If auto manufacturers want to avoid becoming ensnared by fallout from Volkswagen’s taint on the industry, it’s vital that they are open and honest with consumers. This is the message given recently to Reuters by Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance and a leading protagonist of all-electric cars including the globally best-selling Nissan Leaf. […]

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Nissan has added Boston as its 17th market to the list of those eligible for its No Charge to Charge free charging perk for Leaf buyers. The deal offers two years of charging through a network for buyers of new Leafs effective July 1. Included in the promotion is access to a growing network of […]

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Nissan’s 2,074 Leaf sales in June were nearly flat next to May’s 2,104 as the carmaker continues to keep the car relevant in the eyes of buyers. Despite the 2016 Chevy Volt’s presence on the horizon cannibalizing 2015 Volt sales down more that 35 percent this year, and implicitly threatening the Leaf, so far Nissan […]

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