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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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By Brad Berman ·
September 16, 2015

Nissan Boosts Range for 2016 LEAF Models to 107 Miles

The 2016 Nissan LEAF will be available with a larger battery pack for added range, compared to previous model years. The LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle of all time, but will face fierce competition from upcoming EVs promising about 200 miles of driving range.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 31, 2015

Nissan Considers Additional LEAF Models, Slowly

Nissan has been talking about a lineup of electric cars from soon after the time the company introduced the LEAF compact electric car. Now, UK’s Autocar is reporting that Nissan executives are openly talking about additional variants of the LEAF.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2015

For Earth Day, Questions Loyalty of Electric Car Drivers

Just in time for Earth Day, when media outlets are thirsty for stories about the environment, released data suggesting that electric car owners are ditching their battery-powered vehicles for gas-guzzling SUVs.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 26, 2015

200 Miles is New Bogey for Electric Car Range

With the recently unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car—and quick replies from Nissan and Tesla—the race for an affordable long-range electric car reached a new level of competition. All three companies are targeting 200 miles on a single charge, thus establishing a new industry-wide target for a relatively affordable vehicle running solely on batteries.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 22, 2014

Five Critical Changes for the Next Nissan LEAF

More than 150,000 units have been sold since this time four years ago when the small Nissan EV first went on sale in the United States. But four to five years is the common lifecycle span of most automotive models—so with the new year approaching—we’re thinking about the second-generation LEAF.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 06, 2014

2015 Nissan LEAF: Features and Pricing for 2015

Time flies, and believe it or not, the pioneering all-electric Nissan LEAF has been on the market for four years. Most vehicle models receive a design overhaul about every four or five years, so speculation that the LEAF will be transformed for 2015 is not unwarranted. Sorry, but the hearsay appears to be incorrect—major tech upgrades or visual remakes won’t be coming until 2016 or later.

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