Posts Tagged: Nissan LEAF

Nissan exec: We’ll focus on EVs, not rush into fuel cells.

As its Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda tout the potential benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles, Nissan is sticking with electrons, and plans to introduce fuel-cell cars only “in the long-term future.” “We need to promote the electric vehicle first rather than hydrogen,” Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga told the Japan Times in a recent interview. “At the… Read more »

Renault-Nissan sells 200,000 EVs

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th EV, highlighting its dominant position in the pure EV market, with a 58% market share. Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately 4 billion kilometers, saving 200 million liters of fuel and 450 million kilograms of carbon dioxide. The flagship LEAF is the top-selling plug-in vehicle in the… Read more »

Nissan extends No Charge to Charge promotion to Chicago

Nissan has added Chicago to its No Charge to Charge promotion, which offers two years of free public charging with the purchase or lease of a new LEAF. RELATED: PlugShare will be official charger locator app for Nissan’s No Charge to Charge program “Nissan LEAF is an attractive option for Chicago car buyers for a number… Read more »

Do luxury models make more sense as EVs than small cars?

Contrary to popular belief, the small, practical city car is not necessarily the best candidate for electrification. Battery costs will keep EVs more expensive than legacy vehicles for some time to come, and many drivers won’t recoup the higher purchase price in fuel savings in a reasonable number of years. In a new article, John… Read more »

Indianapolis plans to deploy the country’s largest fleet of electrified vehicles

The city of Indianapolis has announced plans to deploy the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the nation. The Indiana capital’s “Freedom Fleet” will consist of 425 plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.  The city will replace 100 vehicles by the end of this… Read more »

Nissan tests LEAF to Home power system

Nissan has begun testing its LEAF to Home power supply system, which aims to use EV technology to help power grids cope with peaks in demand, provide power during natural disasters, and make electricity from renewable sources more viable. Energy management firm Eneres is conducting the tests, using LEAF EVs at several Nissan sales outlets…. Read more »

EPA report: EVs are beginning to have a “measurable and meaningful impact”

The most recent edition of the EPA’s annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends notes that alternative fuel vehicles (including EVs, PHEVs and CNG vehicles) are beginning to have a “measurable and meaningful impact” on the fuel economy and CO2 emissions of the country’s passenger car fleet. The EPA report,… Read more »

As DC fast chargers multiply, so do standards

Public DC fast-charging stations are proliferating around the world at what some might call an alarming rate. In at least 50 countries, EV drivers can top up their batteries in the time it takes to (leisurely) enjoy a cup of tea, or whatever the local beverage may be. While automakers agree on the importance of… Read more »

Nissan CEO: We’re going to continue to make our own batteries

The EV world was shocked by recent reports that Nissan is thinking about cutting production of its proprietary battery packs in favor of sourcing packs from South Korea’s LG Chem. Speculation ran riot in the media, but facts were few. This week, the picture became clearer, as Green Car Reports asked Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn… Read more »