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By Brad Berman ·
September 22, 2017

Infiniti Could Reveal a New Electric Model in January

After years of promises dating back more than five years, Infiniti appears once again ready to introduce an all-electric luxury vehicle. Its previous Infiniti LE, which had become a fixture of major auto shows, was killed in 2014. Alfonsa Albaisa, Infiniti’s design chief, this week confirmed that the luxury marque will launch a standalone EV in 2019. Albaisa said it would be a new model—not a luxury version of the Nissan LEAF or an electric version of an existing gas-powered vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 06, 2017

Nissan Unveils Second-Generation 150-Mile LEAF Electric Car

Nissan debuted the second-generation LEAF on Tuesday night. The new version of the world’s best-selling all-electric car will get a bump in driving range to 150 miles (from its current 107 miles) while keeping its price below $30,000. At the same time, Nissan toned down the model’s geeky high-tech looks of the outgoing EV—replacing it with the brand’s more conventional design features (such as its V-Motion grille, two-tone color scheme, and floating roof).The 2018 Nissan LEAF goes on sale in the US early next year.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 09, 2017

2018 Nissan LEAF Will Be Faster and Sleeker, With a Starting Price of $30,000

The 2018 Nissan LEAF will be officially revealed on September 6. That’s when current EV shoppers can fully evaluate the new LEAF—and how its design and technical specifications compare to an expanding selection of new battery-powered vehicles. Thanks to teaser images and leaked information emerging in recent weeks, we already have indications about key figures, including price, battery size, and motor output.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 19, 2017

Second-Generation Nissan LEAF Will Be Revealed in September

A completely redesigned future version of the Nissan LEAF will be unveiled in Tokyo on Sept. 6. To build excitement, Nissan has released a teaser image (of the headlight) in advance of the September event. The company—once considered the leader in electric vehicles—said the image is “the first in a series of photos and informational briefs scheduled this summer in preparation for the global reveal of the new Nissan Leaf later this year.”

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By Brad Berman ·
April 10, 2017

Nissan’s New Chief: A 300-Mile EV Is Planned for 2020

Saikawa said that a future Nissan model (or models)—expected in three to four years—would provide about 300 miles on a single charge. “It will have a usable range of 300 miles,” he said. “I believe that the technology will take us there.” Saikawa believes that offering longer range will make Nissan electric cars competitive with traditional vehicles in the United States. He did not disclose the range for the next-generation LEAF, which is due before the end of 2017.

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By Gary Lieber ·
March 15, 2017

Nissan Offers Extension of LEAF Lease, Ahead of New Model

Are you currently leasing a Nissan LEAF? If so, Nissan is offering to extend your lease until the next-generation 2018 LEAF becomes available later this year. And you could get three months of courtesy payments on the extension.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 20, 2017

The Best Used EVs for Less Than $10,000

Why do some consumers who want an electric car not go forward with the purchase? Surveys consistently indicate that cost is the prohibitive factor. But what if you could buy a capable battery-powered car—one with plenty of driving range for nearly all your commuting needs—for less than $10,000? That’s highly possible if you consider buying a five-year-old electric car.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 27, 2016

Can Nissan Revive Its Electric Car Program in 2017?

When sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF peaked above 30,000 units in 2014, it appeared the Japanese automaker made a smart early bet on EVs. Unfortunately, the number of new takers of the LEAF has steadily declined since then. It could be a make-or-break year for the Nissan LEAF in 2017.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 25, 2016

Infiniti Eyes Producing an Electric Car for China

Infiniti told in 2014 that its plans for an all-electric car were “delayed indefinitely.” Well, it appears that the indefinite period could soon come to end—as the luxury brand considers producing an EV primarily for China’s growing auto market. Bloomberg reported last week that Infiniti is internally discussing the right timing for introducing an electric car in China.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 29, 2016

Nissan Reroutes Its Electric Car Plans, This Time with Multiple Technologies

Despite acknowledgements that a long-range LEAF is being developed, details remain scarce. What has been acknowledged by Ghosn is that Nissan will make a plug-in hybrid, with a system that resembles the gas-electric series hybrid architecture of the Chevy Volt.

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