The Nissan LEAF is by far the most popular EV in the world. It is a well-equipped, all-electric hatchback that seats five adults and, with its second-generation model, can travel up to 150 miles on a single charge. The LEAF is available to test-drive and purchase at Nissan dealerships throughout the United States.

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By David Herron ·
December 05, 2013

Nissan and Green Parking Council Team Up to Deploy Fast Charging Stations

This week the Green Parking Council (GPC) and Nissan announced a partnership in which the Japanese automaker is offering significant funding and charging station hardware to GPC members, as long as they commit to an accelerated installation schedule. The program is an extension of announcements by Nissan throughout 2013 that it will subsidize a CHAdeMO-based fast charging network across the U.S.

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By Zach McDonald ·
December 04, 2013

Nissan LEAF Owner Put Behind Bars Over Unapproved 20-Minute Charge

A Georgia man spent more than 15 hours in DeKalb County Jail on theft charges after police determined that he had stolen electricity from a local school when he briefly used an outlet there to charge his Nissan LEAF as his son played tennis. Kaveh Kamooneh was eventually charged with “theft by taking without consent” 11 days after the incident, when police showed up at his house and led him away to jail.

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By David Herron ·
September 16, 2013

Used Nissan LEAFs Now Available as Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle With Full Warranty

Nissan announced last week that it is adding the all-electric LEAF to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program. Beginning in September, CPO LEAF's will be available backed by a robust Nissan's warranty.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
August 30, 2013

The Future of Cars: Autonomous...and Electric

Nissan is promising to commercialize self-driving vehicles by 2020, and it's using a LEAF to prove its point. There's plenty of synergy between autonomy and electricity.

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By David Herron ·
August 05, 2013

Long-Distance Shipping of Electric Car Parts Adds Environmental Impact

That shiny new electric car in your driveway will dramatically reduce your personal environmental footprint, but when the manufacturer ships parts around the world before assembling the car, the transportation of those parts adds to the environmental impact of the car.

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By David Herron ·
July 08, 2013

Canada to Mexico Electric Car Rally Changes EV Range Perceptions

There have been a number of long-distance electric car events held to counter perceptions about range limitations of EVs. The latest was last week's BC2BC-2013 Rally, in which eight electric cars and one electric motorcycle traveled from British Columbia to Baja, California. All but one successfully arrived, although the journey revealed weaknesses in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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By David Herron ·
July 02, 2013

Electric Vehicle Stereotypes Smoked at REFUEL 2013 Race at Laguna Seca Raceway

For some, what will sell electric vehicles is performance, and electric racing events offer the chance to demolish EV stereotypes.

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By Alysha Webb ·
June 27, 2013

EDTA Panel Discusses Charging Solutions

The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 28,000 units in the United States since its launch here, and the pace of sales is accelerating. Expanded charging infrastructure has played a “huge role” in that growth, said Brendan Jones, director, electric vehicle infrastructure strategy for Nissan North America.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
June 27, 2013

Nismo Tuning Offers Tuning, Performance Options for Nissan LEAF

Adding aftermarket performance and tuning parts to a car in order to improve its performance and street cred is big business, covering everything from a total engine rebuild to lightened body panels, custom exhausts and lowered suspension. Traditionally, custom tuning has focused on powerful muscle cars, sports models, and Japanese four-cylinder imports, but now Nissan’s performance and motorsport devision is offering its services to owners of the all-electric Nissan LEAF.

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