Posts Tagged: Nissan LEAF

Nissan, Renault to buy EV batteries from CATL

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) will be providing batteries for Nissan’s Sylphy electric sedan, which is scheduled to hit the Chinese market in the latter half of the year. This marks the company’s first deal with a Japanese automaker. The Sylphy, one of 20 electrified vehicles Nissan plans to release in China… Read more »

Nissan head: EV range issue has been solved, now we’ll focus on affordability

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi alliance, says EV range anxiety is pretty much a thing of the past, and that his companies will now focus on lowering vehicle prices. “We have seen that consumers do not talk anymore about range or autonomy as long as you guarantee more than 300 km,” Ghosn recently told… Read more »

Nissan starts LEAF battery exchange program in Japan

Starting in May, Japanese LEAF owners will be able to exchange their old batteries for refurbished ones. Nissan will initially offer 24 kWh refabricated batteries for ¥300,000 ($2,853) each. Prices for brand-new replacement batteries range from $6,182 for a 24 kWh battery to $7,800 for the 40 kWh version. Nissan is using the battery-rebuilding capabilities… Read more »

Japan may relax regulations to allow smaller gas stations to add EV charging

The Japanese government is considering a change to regulations that prevent many smaller gas stations from adding EV charging stations. Japan’s fire safety law regulates where gas stations can install electrical receptacles. Currently, charging stations must be at least 10 meters away from a fuel pump. For small gas stations, this may preclude the possibility… Read more »

A redesigned Nissan LEAF arrives in 2018, joining the new generation of plug-ins

When some future author writes a book about the most influential cars in automotive history, the Nissan LEAF will be right up there with the Model T, the VW Beetle and the Tesla Model S. The LEAF was the first EV aimed at the mass market, and as of this writing, it remains the best-selling… Read more »

Renault Nissan Alliance cumulative plug-in sales nearing half a million

Cumulative sales of plug-in vehicles by the Renault Nissan Alliance (which also includes Mitsubishi and Dacia) reached 481,151 units in the first half of 2017. The top sellers are the Nissan LEAF and the Renault Zoe, which remains the top EV sold in Europe, followed by Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV. Sales of the PHEV versions of the… Read more »

Nissan and EVgo to build I-95 Fast-Charge ARC connecting Boston and Washington DC

Nissan and EVgo have revealed a plan to connect Boston and Washington DC with nine DC fast-charge sites. The I-95 Fast Charge ARC is already under construction, and is scheduled to be in service this fall. There will be a total of 50 charging stations, each with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors and a power… Read more »