Nissan doesn’t want chairman’s arrest to overshadow the Leaf’s debut. When it introduced the second generation of the Leaf electric car in 2017, Nissan promised that a “higher power, longer range version at a higher price” would arrive in 2019. However, with Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn embroiled in a scandal, it seems we’ll have to
So-called vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is a connection between the EV and the grid through which power can flow from the grid to the vehicle and vice-versa. That potentially enables car owners to sell energy to the network, while utilities could use electric cars as a backstop if demand rises. Nissan said it would initially target
A team from Nissan, together with the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf, were involved in an extreme test of both electric and human endurance in support of an all-electric attempt at the National Three Peaks Challenge in the UK recently. The National Three Peaks Challenge involves ascending and descending the three highest peaks of Scotland (Ben
The European passenger plug-in market continues pushing forward. In June, the continent registered some 38,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), up 37% relative to the same period last year and the continent’s second best performance ever. That showing pulled the year-to-date (YTD) count to some 185,000 deliveries (+43% year over year, or YoY). In total, the 2018
My grandfather was quite intrigued with those horseless carriages. Here he is, with a big grin on his face, testing out a Model T back in 1913. A few years earlier, Henry Ford had debuted his Detroit assembly line and began cranking out Model Ts – the world’s first mass-produced automobile. The rest is history.
Renault’s Japanese ally has presented its first ever sustainability plan – and it’s rather ambitious. Over the next 4 years it wants to crank up its annual sales of electric or electrified cars to 1 million units per year, thereby reducing by 40 percent the CO2 emissions of its models compared to the year 2000.
The autonomous driving experience has been, up until recently, an expensive technology reserved for luxury cars. Among others, Nissan is working to bring partial autonomous driving to lower-priced machines. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist is part of a technology package that cost just $650 on our long-term Leaf. That’s a ridiculously good deal. The Leaf’s tech package