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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
July 16, 2013

Nissan LEAF Gets Minor Updates For 2014

The all-electric Nissan LEAF hatchback will receive minor revisions for the 2014 model year, due in October. For 2014, Nissan is tweaking existing specs, adding a rear-view camera as standard on all trim levels, and improving the car’s on-board telematics system.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
July 14, 2013

Rising Demand for Nissan LEAF Leads to Short Supplies

In its first two years on the market, the all-electric Nissan LEAF fell short of the Japanese automaker's lofty sales goals. But since Nissan lowered the price of the small EV—and moved production of the U.S.-market LEAF from Oppama, Japan to Smyrna, Tenn.—demand for the LEAF has dramatically increased, prompting Nissan to comment that it can’t keep up.

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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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By David Herron ·
June 24, 2013

Nissan Promises ZEOD RC Will Be Fastest Electric Race Car Yet

With the company's 2014 entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan is promising to change the perception of electric vehicles forever with a hybrid electric 300+ km/hr racing machine developed with battery, inverter and motor technology derived from the Nissan Leaf.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
June 21, 2013

Nissan Announces LEAF Lease-Only Battery Replacement Program

Since it launched in 2010, everyone from industry analysts to electric car advocates, journalists and even politicians have tried to work out just how much it costs to replace the lithium-ion battery pack in the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Yesterday, Nissan gave an answer: approximately $100 per month, for as long as you keep the car, under its new Battery Replacement Program.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 31, 2013

Washington Man Hits 78,000 Miles on Nissan LEAF

Two years ago, Steve Marsh purchased his Black Nissan LEAF as a way to help him save money on his 130-mile daily commute. Now, his LEAF is well on its way to 80,000 of commuter miles.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 22, 2013

2013 Nissan LEAF Dials Down EV Torque

When Nissan launched the 2013 all-electric LEAF, the company boasted the new car's improvements over the previous model year—faster charging, a larger cargo space, and increased range. But while Nissan executives were keen to talk about how much better the home-grown U.S. LEAF was compared with its predecessor, one little fact went unnoticed: the 2013 LEAF has less torque than Japanese-built 2011 and 2012 models.

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