Electric milestone reached as trail-blazing Nissan Leaf turns 10

Nissan is celebrating a decade-long history of the all-electric Leaf, which hit the streets in late 2010 becoming the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle. The milestone anniversary has caused the company to take a moment to reflect upon the impact that the modest electric hatch has had upon the transition to zero emissions transport, as

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Electric vehicle acronym guide: Know your BEVs from FCEVs from PHEVs from ULEVs

When it comes to more sustainable driving, there is a whole host of options now and it can be confusing knowing what’s what. In the olden days you pretty much had the choice of diesel or petrol, but with the ever-evolving market of low-emission vehicles, there’s more choice than ever. When it comes to “EVs,”

Nissan Leaf 3.Zero e+ (Image: Nissan)

UK: Stealthy police use electric cars to hunt poachers

The Gloucestershire Constabulary is putting the country’s largest police fleet of electric cars to new tactical use. On Twitter, they described their latest ops against illegal poachers with the electric vehicles being central to their strategy. To catch unwanted hunters, the police on Gloucestershire tweeted that the officers lay waiting in “unmarked electric cars patrolling

Nissan Leaf 3.Zero e+ (Image: Nissan)

The car firm will loan 100 free cars to NHS workers working on the frontline to battle coronavirus

Nissan has announced it will provide 100 free cars to NHS workers in need of mobility during the coronavirus pandemic. The vehicles allocated for the initiative include the Micra, Juke, Qashqai and all-electric Leaf. The initiative has been coordinated by Nissan GB to support frontline NHS workers, with more than 30 dealer sites taking part.

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Leasing customers look to snap up EVs before subsidies end

Personal leasing customers are rushing to electric vehicles (EVs) ahead of next month’s expiration of the £3,500 subsidy for plug-in vehicles. Latest figures from Leasing.com show that pure EVs accounted for 5% of all leasing enquiries in January – almost twice that of their share of the overall new car market (2.7%). The Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf collection in St Albans (Image: T. Larkum)

Nissan Leaf breaks UK record for longest self-driving car journey

Autonomous model completes complex 230-mile trip from Bedfordshire to Sunderland A self-navigating car has successfully driven itself for 230 miles, the longest and most complex journey undertaken so far on UK roads by an autonomous vehicle. The Nissan Leaf, fitted with GPS, radar, Lidar laser measurement technology and cameras, travelled from Nissan’s technical centre in