Nissan sells 100,000 Leaf electric cars in Europe
Nissan says it has reached another milestone for its bestselling electric car as the Leaf has found buyer no. 100,000 in Madrid. Over a third of all Leaf electric cars sold in Europe are now the latest model that was released only this February.
Electric car sales in France recovered in April
After 2018 showed a slight declined in plug-in sales in France compared to a record-setting 2017, the trend is pointing upwards again. All plug-in car segments increased, some by more than 40 percent in April with Avere having the exact data.
100 new Nissan Leaf added to Montreal city fleet
The city car fleet of the Canadian city Montreal will be joined by 100 Nissan Leaf of the most recent generation in the coming weeks. The city currently maintains 129 fully electric vehicles in its fleet, among which are 107 first-generation Nissan Leaf.
OVO presents home V2G charger
The British energy provider OVO Energy has presented a Vehicle to Grid charger for use at home with a 6 kW charge. In the first step, it will be handed out for free to 1,000 Nissan Leaf owners this summer.
Leaf drivers complain of #rapidgate
News of the fast charging problems with Nissan Leafs has been spreading across the internet under the hashtag #rapidgate. To be exact, the drivers are complaining that the fast-charging significantly slows down after repeated uses over short time periods.
Nissan to sell 1 million PEVs a year by 2022
The Japanese carmaker set a new target for global plug-in sales, saying it wants to sell 1 million PEVs by 2022. The strategy includes both new all-electric cars as well as hybrids powered with the e-Power technology they use in Japan.
Nissan to offer Leaf in Latin America
Nissan will be offering the Leaf as of the coming year in Latin America as well. The EV will be released in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay and Puerto Rico in the first phase of South American rollout.
Nissan and E.On work on EV-based energy services
In Geneva, German energy provider E.On and Nissan have entered into a strategic partnership as both consider to jointly kick-off pilot projects and common commercial offers in fields such as V2G, decentralised energy production and storage as well as the grid integration of Nissan EVs.
Showroom Leaf fitted with screens instead of windows
Inspired by the Disney film “A Wrinkle in Time”, Nissan is showing off their special effects with three limited edition Leafs. The three EVs take their technological clues from the upcoming film and have incorporated wild, futuristic design choices; The Leafs not only wear crazy colours but their windows are touch sensitive screens displaying even more […]
Electric cars have delivery problems across the board
Mayor carmakers are experiencing problems to deliver their few electric car models to a fast growing customer base. In some houses, wait times are up to a year for both domestic producers and suppliers as well as importers in Germany, a new survey reveals.
Nissan to offer Leaf in seven additional countries
Nissan’s newest vehicle, the BEV Leaf, has been slated for release in a total of 7 additional countries, alongside the already announced market nations, paving the way further to the goal of offering the vehicle in up to 60 countries around the world.
EPA confirms range of the new Nissan Leaf
The next-gen Nissan Leaf has received its official range rating from the EPA. Their measurement confirms Nissan’s own data and positions the electric car in the medium-range EV sector. On top, Nissan released a new configurator.
Nissan introduces self-driving slippers (video)
Yes, you read it correctly! Nissan is demonstrating its future technologies for autonomous EVs in a creative way in a Japanese guest house. Thus, guests receive slippers with two small wheels as well as sensors and an electric motor.
Nissan to launch electric bus with Leaf technology
Japan will see the start of an electric bus project that will utilise technology of the Nissan Leaf. Headed by Kumamoto University testing of the Yoka ECO Bus is to commence this February. The bus comes with three electric drives, batteries as well as the inverter of Nissan’s bestselling EV.
Nissan Leaf: 10,000 pre-orders in Europe
Two months after launching the 2018 Leaf in Europe, Nissan has received the benchmark of 10,000 pre-orders from European customers. Interesting comparison: Back in October, the number of pre-orders accumulated to 9,000 worldwide.
Nissan starts U.S. production of its 2018 Leaf
After production kick-off in its home market in Japan earlier this year, the second-gen Nissan Leaf is now rolling off the lines in Smyrna, Tennessee, too. From January on, the model shall hit the stores across the States. Pricing starts at 29,990 dollars.
Lexus reaches milestone.
Lexus International has sold more than 1m hybrid vehicles worldwide. It started in 2005 with the RX 400h and now, eleven years later, the automaker offers ten hybrid models, the largest line-up among any premium car brands.
Nissan Leaf hits mileage record.
More than 1,000,000,000 electric miles have been driven with Nissan Leafs worldwide. The milestone was reached some time ago, but the Japanese carmaker did not brag about it, as the Leaf’s home country cherishes the metric system – the 2 billion kilometres mark awaits.
Nissan Leaf(es) electric impression.
Over 100 Nissan Leaf deployed at the UEFA Champions League Finale in Berlin managed to transport 1,466 guests over 23,130 kilometres, and were powered by 3,932 kWh of charge at 129 charging stations. Additionally, they were potentially seen by 300,000 soccer fans.