nissan leaf Archive

  • October 20 – Oslo – Norway, rich in petroleum, is also a global leader in renewable energy use, at 98%, and that cleaner, more inexpensive electricity is helping to drive the push of electric vehicles into the mainstream market. Roughly one in six cars sold in Norway is an EV, a whopping 15% share. Norway has [...]

    EVs No Longer Niche in Norway

    October 20 – Oslo – Norway, rich in petroleum, is also a global leader in renewable energy use, at 98%, and that cleaner, more inexpensive electricity is helping to drive the push of electric vehicles into the mainstream market. Roughly one in six cars sold in Norway is an EV, a whopping 15% share. Norway has [...]

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  • Electric Vehicles – Some Lessons from Norway

    In Ireland at the moment there are 9,880 electric vehicles in the Irish fleet including electric hybrids. The most common model is the Toyota Prius which employs an electric element to the drive process which works harmoniously with a petrol engine. Still, the Prius, at least in its original form, is not considered a full electric […]

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  • Trends: The electrification of the automobile

    While today's EVs represent the cutting edge of electric technology, the idea of an electric car goes back to the 1800s

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  • Nissan has built a version of its LEAF electric vehicle which the firm claims has ‘self-cleaning’ paint. The paint is ‘superhydrophobic’ and ‘oleophobic’ (yes, we didn’t know what those words mean either) so r...

    Nissan creates ‘self-cleaning’ car

    Nissan has built a version of its LEAF electric vehicle which the firm claims has ‘self-cleaning’ paint. The paint is ‘superhydrophobic’ and ‘oleophobic’ (yes, we didn’t know what those words mean either) so r...

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  • It’s Teslarific! Nissan Giving Out Free Juice to New Leaf Owners

    Like casino players with club cards, electric-car owners are used to freebies tossed at them left and right. Nissan is upping the ante—and calling Tesla on its free Supercharger network—by giving new Leaf owners free charging for two years. There’s fine print. You’ll have to live in one of 10 targeted areas (Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, […]

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  • Reader Review: 2014 Toyota Prius V

    For this city driver, Toyota's roomy hybrid wagon proved to be versatile, smooth and frugal

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  • Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan

The battery pack is the single most expensive component in a plug-in vehicle and, until now, figuring out the cost to replace one has been a bit of a mystery. Last year, Nissan tried a $100/month price for a new battery...

    Nissan prices replacement Leaf battery at $5,500

    Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan The battery pack is the single most expensive component in a plug-in vehicle and, until now, figuring out the cost to replace one has been a bit of a mystery. Last year, Nissan tried a $100/month price for a new battery...

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  • The 10 silliest new vehicles to drive across Canada in

    Road trips are great as long as you bring the right car. Here are 10 to avoid

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  • Drag Queens: Five Slippery Cars Compared!

    Like a thief in the night, wind resistance is a stealthy intruder that saps your speed and murders your mileage without leaving fingerprints. The gentle murmur of air streaming over, under, and through your car belies the wind’s heinous ways. READ M...

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  • Drag Queens: Aerodynamics Compared [Video]

    In this latest video, we fire up the fans in a secret wind tunnel to compare five slippery cars. Watch the video here.

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  • It seems that the key to the Nissan Leaf sales strategy in the US is still word of mouth marketing. An honest positive impression from a friend-owner will be far more effective in the decision making process than watching another stereotypical, bland m...

    50,000 Nissan Leaf Sold in US Reaches Texas Family

    It seems that the key to the Nissan Leaf sales strategy in the US is still word of mouth marketing. An honest positive impression from a friend-owner will be far more effective in the decision making process than watching another stereotypical, bland m...

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  • This woman is driven to succeed

    At age 18, Clare Samuel joined a rally motor club. Little did the London, England native know what that would lead to. “I was really lucky,” she tells me. “There was a lady there who was really keen on getting girls involved in the sport and she taught me how to co-drive.” I joke with […]

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