LEAF

  • Leaf, The Point-Of-Sale Android Tablet For Brick-And-Mortar Businesses, Launches Its App Store

    Leaf, The Point-Of-Sale Android Tablet For Brick-And-Mortar Businesses, Launches Its App Store

    Leaf, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company that offers a point-of-sale solution based on its own Android tablet for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced that it will soon launch an app store for its service. The company, as its CEO Aron Schwartzkopf told me earlier this week, aims to build an ecosystem for offline merchants that allows them to connect to their consumers at the point of… Read More

  • With $1M And An Alpha, Leaf Aims To Overhaul The Payments Experience For Local Merchants

    With $1M And An Alpha, Leaf Aims To Overhaul The Payments Experience For Local Merchants

    Leaf, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup, is aiming to make the experience of paying in a shop more modern with paperless receipts for customers and transaction data in the cloud for merchants. Backed with $1 million in seed funding, the company just kicked off an alpha with more than a dozen merchants in Boston. It enters a super competitive and complicated space with many other players like… Read More

  • New Nissan Leaf Models Will Feature Wireless Charging And Other Electrical Advances

    New Nissan Leaf Models Will Feature Wireless Charging And Other Electrical Advances

    We like the Leaf. It's not a good choice for everyone, but it's a great second car or city car, set back the most perhaps by the trouble one has to take in charging it. At home you are advised to spring for a high-capacity outlet, and abroad you must plan your trips to coincide with existing charge points. Anything that can make adding power to these cars easier will increase their… Read More

  • Nissan And 4R Testing New Solar EV Charging Stations

    Nissan And 4R Testing New Solar EV Charging Stations

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and 4R Energy Corporation announced today that the two companies have developed and installed a new EV charging solution that combines renewable solar energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries. The system was recently installed for testing at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The system uses the solar cells to collect the energy and a large lithium-ion… Read More

  • The Nissan Leaf Review: A Fun And Practical Electric Car For The Masses

    The Nissan Leaf Review: A Fun And Practical Electric Car For The Masses

    If the road is smooth enough, you can hear birds chirping while you’re going 35 mph. With the windows up. The Nissan Leaf is that quiet. When going less than 30 mph there’s just a slight electric whine from the powertrain and above 45 mph the wheels produces a steady hum. But there’s this special spot between 30 and 45 where the two combine in a way that they cancel each other… Read More

  • A Simple Look At The Simple Nissan Leaf iOS App

    A Simple Look At The Simple Nissan Leaf iOS App

    I’m a few days into my week with the Nissan Leaf. It’s a fun car; I can say that much so far. My plan later today is to test the range by driving in increasingly smaller circles around my house until the battery is nearly depleted. A full review is coming next week, but until then, here’s a quick look at the simple Leaf iOS owner’s app. Nissan launched the iOS app launched… Read More

  • Day 1: My Week In The Nissan Leaf

    Day 1: My Week In The Nissan Leaf

    A brand new Nissan Leaf rolled out off a car carrier and into my life earlier today. I plan on spending a good deal of time with this red devil over the coming week. You see, here at CrunchGear, there's been a raging format war of sorts. Devin, a hipster of a moderate degree, is very fond of the Nissan Leaf. He's proclaimed on numerous occasions that an EV is perfect car for him and he's going to… Read More

  • Report: The Entire Prius Line To Be Plug-In Hybrids Starting With The 2014 Model Year

    Report: The Entire Prius Line To Be Plug-In Hybrids Starting With The 2014 Model Year

    Remember that plug-in Prius we drove for a bit? Yeah, Toyota is bringing that technology to more models. The Prius has long been the popular hybrid vehicle but cars like the Volt and Leaf are stealing a good deal of the public's love thanks to their plug-in ability. It seems Toyota is looking to recapture some of its lost karma by shifting the entire Prius line to plug-in hybrids by the 2014 model… Read More

  • The Nissan Leaf Wins World Car Of The Year, Chevy Volt, Green Car Of The Year

    The Nissan Leaf Wins World Car Of The Year, Chevy Volt, Green Car Of The Year

    Another day, another car of the year award. The Nissan Leaf just won the World Car Of The Year award at the New York International Auto Show. An unnamed World Car juror notes Leaf’s tech specs of 100 mile range, 8 hour battery charge and that it’s the first mass-produced 5 seat EV hatchback. “It feels just like a normal car, only quieter.” This award is now in it’s… Read More

  • Nissan's Nismo Racing Leaf Looks Great, Performs Adequately

    Nissan's Nismo Racing Leaf Looks Great, Performs Adequately

    Created for "a series of special demonstration appearances," this Leaf Nismo RC is a racing-based rethinking of the Leaf design and powertrain. They've shaved off about 40% of the weight, bringing it down to just over 2000 lbs, lowered it to have only 2.4" of clearance, and of course switched it over to rear wheel drive. The performance is... well, we can't expect too much, since it's more or… Read More