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Nissan is running its nifty BladeGlider EV up the hillclimb course at this weekend’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed The all-electric BladeGlider prototype was last driven on the Monaco street circuit, showcasing the company’s latest zero-emission technology. Nissan says the BladeGlider offers a glimpse into the future of sports cars and on the final day […]

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As had been unofficially anticipated, Nissan will be revealing the 2018 Leaf in September. The occasion will be an event prior to the Tokyo Motor Show which takes place the same month, and the specific date according to a tweet today is Sept. 6. Nissan is credited with selling the most EVs since its inception […]

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Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) will be standard on the automaker’s most popular models. Starting with the 2018 model year, the Nissan Rogue/Rogue Sport, Altima, Murano, Leaf, Pathfinder, Maxima, Sentra (excluding manual transmission-equipped and all NISMO versions), and select Armada models will all come standard with AEB. Nissan expects the move to affect a projected one-million […]

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Nissan is in the process of finalizing the sale of its 51-percent stake in lithium-ion battery manufacturer Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC). The majority stake is to be sold to Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital, which is backed by the government of China’s Hubei province. The two companies are expected to make in announcement in regards to […]

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BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed. The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states. “We […]

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Nissan has unveiled a sharp new concept car at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show that previews what its autonomous driving technology might be like. The Nissan VMotion 2.0 is a concept for a fastback sedan, which seems to be the biggest trend for sedans these days. With its sharp lines and floating roof, the design […]

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During his keynote presentation yesterday at the Consumer Electronic Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn stated that a second-generation Leaf is coming “in the near future,” though he gave no information regarding driving range or a date and model year. It is known that Nissan has already developed a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery as suggested on the […]

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The Nissan-Renault Alliance has made a 180-degree course correction on its view of future hybrids after taking a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Speaking with British publication Auto Express, Takashi Shirakawa, head of Nissan’s European research and development, confirmed that the Japanese automaker is working on a new plug-in hybrid vehicle. Shirakawa hinted that the […]

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A new report suggests that Mitsubishi’s next EVs will ride on a platform shared between Nissan and Renault. Nissan and Renault have long been allied, and the Renault-Nissan Alliance took a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi in October, which makes it the largest shareholder. SEE ALSO: Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf Will Lead the Way […]

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Even though they still have leftover storage capacity once they’ve degraded too far for automotive use, lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, not reused. At least, that’s what a new report says. Automakers have been experimenting with alternative uses for these batteries, but a report from Lux Research suggests that recycling the battery packs would be […]

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