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Posts Tagged: Nissan LEAF

Prototype images of next-gen Nissan LEAF published by Motor Authority

The Nissan LEAF has earned a place of high honor in the plug-in pantheon. Until Tesla’s Model S started to take off, it was the unchallenged top seller among pure EVs, and it remains the only mid-priced EV to achieve anything resembling mass-market sales. However, the respected elder statesman has been overtaken by younger rivals…. Read more »

Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant

Nissan has introduced a fully automated vehicle towing system at its Oppama Plant in Japan. The Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT) system uses a modified LEAF with autonomous capability to tow trollies carrying finished vehicles between loading and unloading points at the plant. The plant’s existing logistics system uses human drivers to transport finished vehicles from… Read more »

Nissan sells its 75,000th EV in Europe

Nissan has announced that European LEAF sales have risen 10 percent in the first half of FY16 compared with the same period last year. The latest figures also reveal that there are more than 75,000 Nissan EV owners in Europe. This milestone follows the recent announcement that 260,000 Nissan EVs have been sold worldwide. Nissan’s… Read more »

Green Commuter receives grant from TVA for electric car sharing service in Chattanooga

Green Commuter, a vanpool and car share service that operates a fleet of Tesla Model X in Los Angeles, has received a $750,000 grant from the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) to launch an electric car sharing service in the Tennessee city. The award is part of a $3-million grant from the Tennessee Valley… Read more »

Is Nissan considering a smaller EV and/or an electric crossover?

Nissan doesn’t seem to be ready to spill any details about the next-generation LEAF, but a company exec recently told Auto Express that the company is at least thinking about a couple of new electric models. “We’ve invested $5.4 billion in electric cars such as the LEAF, so we need to ensure we’re satisfying as… Read more »

Hyperdrive uses Nissan LEAF batteries for specialty vehicles and energy storage

UK-based Hyperdrive Innovation is incorporating Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology in its new intelligent battery systems, which are available to manufacturers to power electric and hybrid vehicles, and for stationary energy storage applications. Hyperdrive’s first battery packs are currently being fitted into a number of niche, off-highway vehicles. “UK car manufacturers would have to spend… Read more »

Nissan: There will be more EV charging stations in the UK than petrol stations by 2020

As EV adoption accelerates, some parts of the world already have more charging facilities than gas stations, including Japan and Manhattan. Now Nissan is predicting that the UK will follow suit by 2020. The maker of the LEAF (and a tireless promoter and financer of public charging stations) forecasts that in 2020 there will be… Read more »

Nissan and Eaton introduce home energy storage system with second-life EV batteries

Nissan and Eaton have partnered to introduce a residential energy storage unit that’s designed to enable customers to take advantage of time-of-use pricing, and to provide back-up power. The xStorage system is powered by twelve second-life Nissan EV battery modules, and will feature smartphone connectivity. Nissan Design Europe will contribute design expertise to ensure that… Read more »