Leaf

Nissan to add L.A. to 'No Charge to Charge' Leaf promotion

4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Nissan said today it will add Los Angeles to its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for the Leaf electric vehicle on Aug. 15....
Read More »

 

Nissan's next EVs: More mainstream, better battery

11:42 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Nissan wants its next-generation Leaf electric vehicle to get more mainstream styling and a new battery that greatly increases its range. And Infiniti's delayed electric car will debut with the improved battery by early 2017....
Read More »

 

Airbag glitch spurs Nissan recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
A software problem that could deactivate airbags has prompted Nissan Motor Corp. to recall 989,701 vehicles in North America, including 2013-14 Altima sedans...
Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Top Nissan exec says automaker on track to pass Toyota in Europe by 2016

March 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Trevor Mann, Nissan's Europe chairman, is counting on the recently launched second-generation Qashqai and the automaker's forthcoming compact hatchback to help the automaker reclaim the title of top-selling Asian brand in Europe by 2016....
Read More »

 

Nissan's Ghosn goes to edge of world for EV showcase

9:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of zero emissions pioneer Nissan, is going to the ends of the world -- quite literally -- to gain traction for his Leaf electric vehicle. Today he gave two Leafs to the Kingdom of Bhutan in honor of the king's birthday and pledged more EVs to help electrify the government fleet and taxi pool....
Read More »

 

Nissan management move underscores EV sales, marketing priorities

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
Nissan North America said today it has switched managers for marketing the company's multibillion dollar initiative to sell electric vehicles. Moving to zero-emissions electric-drive vehicles is an often-stated goal of top Nissan executives, including CEO Carlos Ghosn....
Read More »

 

TESLA'S NEXT STEP

Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade....
Read More »

 

2014 Nissan Leaf to get $180 price hike

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Nissan said today it will only slightly increase the prices for its electric Leaf for 2014, adding $180 to the sticker price of each of its three trim levels....
Read More »

 

Nissan tests new Leaf battery recipe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan believes it can create a longer-lasting battery pack for its electric Leaf next year by altering the recipe used to create the component. The proposed change in chemical composition, which is still under review at the automaker, should make the lithium ion battery more resilient to hot-weather aging, says Billy Hayes, vice president for Nissan's global electric vehicle business....
Read More »

 

$25,000-plus EV sticker turns away many consumers, survey finds

9:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Electrified vehicle sales have increased in recent years but the market still faces challenges such as steep pricing and lack of consumer familiarity with products, a new survey says....
Read More »

 

Nissan to lift U.S. output of Leaf electric car as demand climbs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Nissan said it will lift production of its all-electric Leaf in the United States as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price....
Read More »

 

Perks make EVs hot sellers in Norway

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
For one month at least, Tesla's Model S was the top-selling car in Norway -- a brief moment of glory that received global attention. But the electric vehicle was knocked off its pedestal in October -- only to be replaced by another EV, the Nissan Leaf....
Read More »

 

Nissan Leaf tops Norway Oct. car sales, beats Toyota Auris, VW Golf

Nov. 1, 2013 18:56 CET
The Nissan Leaf was Norway's top-selling car in October for the first time, extending a streak of success for electric vehicles after Tesla Motor's Model S led September sales, official statistics showed....
Read More »

 

Nissan steps closer to self-driving cars with road test model in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Nissan is moving forward on its goal to commercialize self-driving cars by 2020, with an early prototype that has won accolades in Japan and another test variant that has been cleared for trials on public roads....
Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

American content vs. American* content

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
Baseball fans hate it when an asterisk pops up next to a player's name in the stats. Nissan isn't crazy about asterisks either, or the company might lobby for one on the window sticker of its 2013 electric Leaf....
Read More »

 

Nissan offers free Leaf charging in Texas

4:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Nissan plans to offer free rapid charges for its battery-powered Leaf hatchback for new customers in Texas, experimenting with a strategy pioneered by Tesla Motors....
Read More »

 

Nissan adds Leaf to certified-used program

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Nissan is adding the Leaf electric car to its certified used-vehicle program, a move aimed at reassuring consumers who are considering whether to buy a secondhand battery-powered car....
Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

A pesky problem of plug-in priority

11:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2013
A priest, a Chevy Volt and a Tesla Model S walk into a bar. Which one gets to use the electric charging station?...
Read More »

 

ALG reduces residuals on EVs, plug-in hybrids

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
ALG, citing high incentives, recent price cuts and a potential glut of models, has cut residual values for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and conventional hybrids in its latest residual value guide -- chief among them the all battery powered Nissan Leaf....
Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Nissan's bold move is risky but promises rewards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's pledge that Nissan will have self-driving vehicles ready for sale by 2020 both challenges his employees and galvanizes a young and promising technology....
Read More »

 

Deals juice U.S. sales of plug-in vehicles

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
U.S. sales of rechargeable cars -- once sluggish -- are accelerating as more consumers take advantage of cheap lease deals and price reductions. U.S. sales of electric-drive cars and light trucks -- ranging from hybrids to plug-in hybrids to battery-only cars -- are up 28 percent this year through August to at least 399,070 units....
Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Stop EV subsidies for wealthy buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Most consumers lack the high annual income of those who buy EVs as luxury toys....
Read More »

 

Nissan joins Tesla in selling green-car credits to boost revenue

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Nissan, the most prolific electric-car maker, has begun selling green-car credits under California's clean-air rules. The only automaker that had previously disclosed doing so is Tesla. California requires large automakers to sell electric or other zero-emission vehicles in proportion to their share of the largest state market for cars and trucks....
Read More »

 

Nissan to expand EV lineup to 5 models

Aug. 26, 2013 06:01 CET
Blowing off media speculation that its bold ambitions for electric vehicles might have cooled, Nissan says it will expand its global EV product line to five models....
Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Now is the time to encourage EV acceptance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Prices of many electrified vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt have fallen rapidly over the past year....
Read More »

 

News by Brand


Rocket Fuel