Mar 21, 2023 - 01:47 pm
Nottingham now home to one of UK’s largest V2G installations
Nottingham and Connected Energy have launched a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project. Installation of solar panels, battery storage and 40 bi-directional EV chargers complete the CleanMobilEnergy pilot at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot.
Nov 17, 2022 - 01:30 pm
Nissan with new customer care initiative at LA Auto Show
Nissan USA has announced plans to make switching to an electric vehicle simpler with the launch of their new customer care initiative ‘EV Carefree+’ at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The initiative provides Nissan Ariya and Leaf buyers with an all-inclusive package, including charging and maintenance benefits.
Aug 23, 2022 - 11:00 am
Wilcox Limousines converts a Nissan into an electric hearse
British coachbuilder Wilcox Limousines has converted the Nissan Leaf into a hearse. The conversion is based on the 62 kWh battery Leaf and costs £109,950. In July, the company delivered the first Leaf hearse to London-based funeral director Leverton & Sons.
Apr 13, 2022 - 01:02 pm
Nissan presents the updated 2023 Leaf in the USA
Nissan debuts the 2023 Leaf in the United States with a refreshed exterior design, new aluminium-alloy wheels and a revised lineup. The updated Leaf makes its debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show prior to its summer on-sale date.
Mar 24, 2022 - 12:38 pm
Nissan to focus on electric vehicles in Europe
The Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced that it will refrain from investing in Euro 7-compliant pure combustion vehicles. Instead, the Japanese company will introduce new passenger cars in Europe only with partially or fully electric drives from 2023.
Mar 18, 2022 - 10:20 pm
Nissan & Enel build second-life storage in Melilla
In Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa, Nissan has teamed up with energy company Enel for a project on the second-life use of electric car batteries. Old batteries from Nissan electric cars have been integrated into a stationary storage system to improve grid stability.
Feb 23, 2022 - 03:38 pm
Nissan gives the Leaf a fresh facelift
Nissan has given its first mass-produced electric vehicle a facelift. The new Leaf 2022 is being released to herald in the new model year. The new Leaf comes with new colours and rims, among other new elements.
Nov 3, 2021 - 02:34 pm
GlasGo Cabs orders 360 Nissan Leaf in Scotland
Glasgow-based taxi and hire car company GlasGo Cabs has ordered 360 Nissan Leafs to replace existing internal combustion models with its fully electric vehicles. The 360 electric cars are to be delivered over a period of three years, the first eleven of which will arrive this year.
Sep 2, 2021 - 01:26 pm
Norway marks 11,811 new EV registrations in August
In Norway, 11,811 new electric cars were registered in August. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 71.9 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in August was the Tesla Model Y with 1,308 new registrations.
Jul 14, 2021 - 01:33 pm
NHS adds 500 Nissan Leafs to its fleet
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has ordered 500 Nissan Leafs through its offshoot NHS Fleet Solutions. The electric cars will be made available to healthcare staff and other public sector employees as part of a leasing program via deferred compensation.
Feb 8, 2021 - 05:22 pm
Nissan & Repsol team up on fast-charging Spain
Nissan and Spain’s petrochemical company Repsol have made a deal to, as they say, “promote electric mobility in Spain”. To start with, Repsol will install 15 fast-charging stations at their pitstops and offer discounts for Nissan EV drivers.
Feb 2, 2021 - 11:37 am
Nissan launches Leaf10 for anniversary
Nissan has launched a special edition of its Leaf electric model to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Nissan Leaf10 has some fresh looks and gadgetry, but the drive and battery remain the same.
Jan 22, 2021 - 02:29 pm
Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland secured
The future of the British Nissan plant in Sunderland is secure in the long term due to the trade agreement reached between the UK and the EU. In return, the Japanese automaker is even investing in the English site.
Jan 16, 2021 - 09:08 pm
Nissan & Enel team up for special tariff in Italy
Buyers of the Nissan Leaf in Italy benefit from a new package which Nissan, Enel Energia and Enel X have put together. Called E-ASY ELECTRIC, it includes 480 kWh of free charging at more than 12,000 Enel X charging stations via the JuicePass app.
Dec 10, 2020 - 12:24 pm
Nissan Leaf MY20 receives update
The Nissan Leaf is undergoing some upgrades for the new model year. The Leaf MY20 version has been in production since mid-November and, according to the Japanese company, will be rolling into dealerships “very soon”. Prices for the Nissan BEV start from 29,233.95 euros.
Oct 28, 2020 - 02:31 pm
Nissan lowers UK prices for the Leaf e+
Nissan UK announced the start of production of the new Leaf model year on 16 November. A new 62 kWh entry-level model and lower prices for the e+ Tekna will be available in the UK. The expectation is that similar changes to the Nissan Leaf will soon be introduced in mainland Europe.
Sep 29, 2020 - 02:52 pm
Nissan reveals Re-Leaf as mobile power source
Nissan has developed a concept vehicle called Re-Leaf for mobile emergency power supply based on its Leaf electric model. Thanks to higher ground clearance and other modifications, the Re-Leaf can more easily access disaster areas.
Aug 31, 2020 - 07:54 pm
0% finance on the Nissan Leaf in Ireland
Nissan and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) have launched a 0% finance on the Nissan Leaf in Ireland. The ‘Power of Zero’ initiative offers consumers the opportunity to buy a Nissan LEAF with 0% finance as well as being given one year’s free servicing.
Aug 7, 2020 - 01:12 pm
Nissan & E.On launch V2G project in the UK
Nissan and E.On have installed and successfully deployed 20 Vehicle-to-Grid chargers at Nissan’s European Technical Center in Cranfield, England. Now the two partners are looking for other companies that want to use V2G chargers.
Jun 8, 2020 - 04:31 pm
Cork adds 76 new electric vehicles to fleet
The Irish city of Cork has put 76 electric vehicles into operation to replace internal combustion engines. Renault Kangoo Z.E., Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona are used by the city’s road and housing maintenance, park management and waste disposal staff.
Mar 19, 2020 - 01:57 pm
Nissan to electrify all product lines in Japan
Nissan is gearing up to electrify all new and redesigned models to hit the Japanese market starting in the fiscal year 2020 under tighter emissions rules, local media has learned. There is also news on the upcoming models.
Feb 27, 2020 - 03:09 pm
Nissan UK launches Leaf e+ N-TEC Limited Edition
Nissan UK is launching an N-TEC edition of the Leaf e+ with a 62-kWh battery, limited to 1,000 units. The limited-edition will join the cross-car line N-TEC versions of Micra, Qashqai and X-trail that were launched in January.
Feb 12, 2020 - 10:40 am
Nissan records a lullaby
It isn’t unknown for parents to take sleep-resistant babies for a spin in the car. The constant noise of the engine works as white noise, helping put the kid to sleep. As EVs are too quiet for this, Nissan developed the “world’s first emission-free lullaby”.
Jan 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm
Juicar EV-by-subscription launched in Germany & Italy
The Swiss energy group Alpiq is now launching its electric mobility subscription service Juicar in Germany and Italy. Juicar has been on the market in Switzerland since August 2018. In Germany the subscription is now available nationwide in cooperation with the fleet operator Arval.
Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Uber orders 2,000 Nissan Leaf electric cabs to London
Uber has signed an agreement with Nissan to supply 2,000 Leaf for its drivers in London. The announcement comes at a politically explosive time, as Uber is currently fighting in court for his license in the British capital.
Jan 21, 2020 - 03:18 pm
Breakthrough in sorting used batteries for second life
The University of Warwick has developed a procedure for Nissan that allows a quick assessment of the suitability of used electric car batteries for use in stationary energy storage. The classification works at the battery pack and battery module level.
Jan 12, 2020 - 05:35 pm
USA: Prices are out for the 2020 Nissan Leaf
Nissan has announced the U.S. American pricing for the 2020 Leaf electric car. The 2020 Nissan Leaf S, which uses a 40 kWh battery, starts at $31,600. The 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus S, which features a larger 62 kWh battery, has an MSRP of $38,200.
Jan 8, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Nissan presents AW electric drive control (video)
Nissan is presenting its e-4ORCE four-wheel-drive control technology for twin-motor electric cars at the CES in Las Vegas. The technology uses both the front and rear motor for recuperation and is designed to provide high-precision engine and brake control.