Posts Tagged: Nissan LEAF

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 »

What happens when the EV tax credit is phased out? (Don’t ask the IRS.)

How important is the $7,500 federal tax credit for EV buyers, and what will happen to the market when it is eventually phased out? Vehicles from a particular automaker are eligible for the tax credit until it has sold 200,000 EVs in the US. After that, buyers of the company’s vehicles will get 50 percent… Read more »

Dongfeng Nissan launches Venucia e30 EV in Chinese market

Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV), a joint venture between the Chinese and Japanese automakers, has launched its first pure electric vehicle, the Venucia e30. The new EV will initially go on sale in nine Chinese cities, and is expected to be available nationwide in 2015. Starting price is RMB 267,800 ($43,705). The e30 boasts… Read more »

Nissan to shutter US battery plant?

Is Nissan is thinking of closing its US and British battery plants? According to Reuters (via Green Car Reports), the company may end up sourcing cells from South Korea’s LG Chem. Nissan currently produces its own batteries through a joint venture with NEC. With the help of governments eager to aid domestic manufacturing, it built battery plants in… Read more »

Are auto dealers the EV’s worst enemy?

It’s safe to say that car dealers aren’t a particularly beloved bunch. Shopping for a car may not be as bad as going to the dentist, but for many people, it’s right up there. Technically-minded buyers find it frustrating to try to glean some factual information from the typical rambling sales pitch, while more gentle… Read more »

Renault-Nissan expands cooperation with Mitsubishi, may develop EV

Nissan and Mitsubishi have agreed to expand their current partnership, and could jointly develop an EV. The two companies already work together to build the little egg-shaped Kei cars (of which the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is one example) for the Japanese market. They now plan to develop vehicles for sale abroad, with Mitsubishi introducing two sedans… Read more »

ChargePoint (sort of) back in the picture as Nissan launches No Charge to Charge program

Nissan has launched its No Charge to Charge program, which offers new LEAF buyers (and lessees) two years of free public charging, in 10 metro areas around the country. These 10 markets have around 2,600 public charging stations, including over 200 quick chargers. Nissan plans to expand the deal to at least 15 more US… Read more »

Nissan LEAF headed for India, government rolls out subsidies

Nissan is aiming to bring the LEAF to India and is considering a collaboration with local manufacturers to provide charging infrastructure. “We are actively looking at the Leaf for India….I think there is a lot of potential for that car here,” said Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer. “There is no doubt electric cars are… Read more »