Nissan Leaf Being Sold for Up to $5,000 Off Sticker

Nissan Leaf Being Sold for Up to $5,000 Off Sticker
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Sales of the Nissan Leaf have been stumbling as of late, with the Chevy Volt trumping it several months in a row. A few Nissan dealers are now offering the EV with up to $5,000 off its MSRP of $38,100 hoping to entice hesitant buyers to pull the trigger. Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Sets New Goodwood Record… in Reverse

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Nissan Leaf Sets New Goodwood Record… in Reverse
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It didn’t beat anything in a traditional run up the hill, but the Nissan Leaf managed to take a new record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend by driving the fastest measured mile in reverse. Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf to Tackle Goodwood Hill Climb… In Reverse

Nissan Leaf to Tackle Goodwood Hill Climb… In Reverse
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Thanks to its electric drive train and direct drive transmission system, the Nissan Leaf is supposed to be able to go just as fast in reverse as it can in forward, something the company plans to prove at Goodwood by attempting to take the record for driving the fastest mile — in reverse. Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt One-Year Resale Values Top 90 Percent

Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt One-Year Resale Values Top 90 Percent
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Even though EV sales are a bit sluggish and the technology is taking some time for consumers to adopt, it appears that two of the more popular EVs and PHEVs – the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf – are retaining much of their value on the used car market. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in April Sales

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in April Sales
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Toyota continues to enjoy success with its Prius family of models, as its plug-in hybrid sold 1,654 units in the month of April. The sales figure trumps its main competitors, the Chevrolet Volt (1,462 sold) and the Nissan Leaf (370 sold) making it the most popular plug-in vehicle last month in America. It’s no huge… Continue Reading...

Nissan Lends Leaf Vehicles To Fleet Forum For Free

Nissan Lends Leaf Vehicles To Fleet Forum For Free
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In its continued effort to spread the message of the all-electric Leaf, Nissan has partnered up with Fleet Forum and is providing five vehicles for a year for free. Fleet Forum manages vehicle fleets for foreign aids and charitable organizations, such as Red Cross and the UN World Food Programme, and will take the Leaf… Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Infiniti Battery-Electric Vehicle Announced for New York Auto Show

Infiniti Battery-Electric Vehicle Announced for New York Auto Show
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Questions and uncertainty are swirling around the Infiniti battery-electric vehicle (BEV) which Nissan will debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The BEV, which isn’t named yet, will share underpinnings with the Nissan Leaf, but with more emphasis on power and aggressive styling. “It was designed to be a luxury vehicle first and an… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Gets Upgrades in December

Nissan Leaf Gets Upgrades in December
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Now that Nissan has had its Leaf on the market for some time, the Japanese automaker has been able to gather some customer feedback to upgrade its electric vehicle. Nissan plans on debuting a new, upgraded Leaf at the end of this year, adding leather seats, darker interior option, and a more efficient heating system…. Continue Reading...

Prius c Sales Top 1,000 Units in First Three Days

Prius c Sales Top 1,000 Units in First Three Days
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Toyota is the brand to beat when it comes to hybrid vehicles, and the recently launched Prius c subcompact helps reinforce that trend.  According to Toyota, the Prius c, which launched on March 12, has sold 1,201 in its first three days on the market, making it one of the company’s fastest selling vehicles. In… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Available Nationwide Tomorrow

Nissan Leaf Available Nationwide Tomorrow
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As of tomorrow, Nissan has announced that the Leaf will be available for order across all U.S. markets as the automaker completes its final launch phase in the remaining states. “More than 22,000 Leafs are on the roads globally, having driven more than 30 million miles. There is no longer any doubt that a 100-percent… Continue Reading...

Is Your Electric Vehicle at Risk of Bricking? Know the Facts

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Is Your Electric Vehicle at Risk of Bricking? Know the Facts
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The recent stories of the Tesla Roadster “bricking” will likely cause owners of other electric vehicles to worry. We’ve managed to track down and get a comment about the measures in place that can prevent other EVs from becoming damaged like the Tesla. A “bricked” car is a lot like a bricked gadget. It can’t… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Reaches 10,000 Units Sold In The US, The Earth Smiles Back

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Nissan Leaf Reaches 10,000 Units Sold In The US, The Earth Smiles Back
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Nissan has a reason to celebrate now that their electric vehicle, the Leaf, has achieved its milestone of 10,000 vehicles sold in the US. The Leaf, which first hit the American market in December 2010, still isn’t available in all 50 states – though Nissan looks to rectify that by March of this year. Surely… Continue Reading...

Automakers Double New Model Releases By 2013

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Automakers Double New Model Releases By 2013
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The past 20 years were pretty stable in the automotive industry. Mostly predictable releases with a steady rate for manufacturers to introduce new models that seemed like a consistant recipe for success. Then, suddenly with the start of the current model year, things changed. In fact, it looks like this is just the start of a serious… Continue Reading...

Canadians Buying More Chevrolet Volts Than Nissan Leafs

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Canadians Buying More Chevrolet Volts Than Nissan Leafs
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In the 1960’s there was the muscle-car wars, and in the 1980’s it was all about who can sell the most minivans. Now its time for the green-car wars, to see who can sell the most plug-in hybrid or fully electric cars. The two biggest rivals at the moment are the Nissan Leaf and the… Continue Reading...
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