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  • PSA: Some Nissan Leafs Are Randomly Not Starting

    PSA: Some Nissan Leafs Are Randomly Not Starting

    Although I’m excited about the Leaf and EVs in general, the launch hasn’t exactly been smooth. There have been shortages, range issues, and now some sort of bug with the AC unit that’s causing some cars to not start at all. It’s unclear how widespread the problem is, or what Nissan intends to do, but the consensus seems to be “if your Leaf gives you a weird error on… Read More

  • The Nissan ESFLOW Concept Breaks Cover A Bit Early

    The Nissan ESFLOW Concept Breaks Cover A Bit Early

    Nissan's unveiling the ESFLOW EV concept at the Geneva Auto Show next month. Well, here it is. Click through for the interior shot. God I wish the CE industry had the guts to show-off their forward-thinking concepts -- just the Microsoft Courier comes to mind. Anyway, the European auto show is actually expected to feature a fair amount of new production and concept vehicles with this Nissan as one… Read More

  • Video: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Proves We Will Have Fast And Fun EVs Soon

    Video: Nissan ESFLOW Concept Proves We Will Have Fast And Fun EVs Soon

    The Nissan Leaf is a pretty neat car. It has no gas tank or combustion engine. Instead, it’s powered by lithium-ion batteries and an 80kW electric motor. It lasts up to 100 miles on one charge. Unfortunately, the the Leaf isn’t sporty or fun to drive. The only thrill you get is from driving one of the first EVs on the road. Nissan, however, is capable of making some pretty good sports cars… Read More

  • Nissan Leaf Gets European Car Of The Year, First Ever For An Electric Car

    Nissan Leaf Gets European Car Of The Year, First Ever For An Electric Car

    Never before has an EV been European Car of the Year; this year the Nissan Leaf gets it. Similar to the North American Car of the Year, which the Chevrolet Volt won, the European COTY is chosen by auto journalists; 58 of them from 23 European countries. The contest was very close. The Leaf rang up 257 points from the journos, besting the Alfa Romeo Giulietta by only 9 points. So why did the Nissan… Read More

  • Nissan Apologizes For Slow Leaf Rollout

    Nissan Apologizes For Slow Leaf Rollout

    Being the first affordable all-electric car on the market, the Leaf was kind of guaranteed to be a big seller. But their way of going about selling the thing seems to have given their customers unrealistic expectations of when their cars would actually arrive. People have been given extremely vague promises of when their car will arrive ("4-7 months"?), and theories have arisen in the community to… Read More

  • Nissan Halts Leaf Pre-Orders At The 20,000 Mark

    Nissan Halts Leaf Pre-Orders At The 20,000 Mark

    Hope you got your Leaf already ordered because otherwise you're out of luck, hippie. Nissan just stopped taking orders for its electric sedan now that there are 20,000 orders. That was the plan all along, however, Nissan didn't expect to hit this mark until December, which clearly states there's a demand for a polished electric vehicle. Hear that, Chevy? Your Cruze EV better hit American dealers. Read More

  • Nissan Announces Plans For A Pure Electric Van

    Nissan Announces Plans For A Pure Electric Van

    Nissan announced plans to out a pure-electric commercial van by 2013. Details are a bit light , but apparently it will be about the same thing as Ford's upcoming Transit Connect Electric. It's easy to see where Nissan is going with this, though. It just makes so much sense. Read More

  • Test Drive: Nissan Leaf

    Test Drive: Nissan Leaf

    I just had the opportunity to test-drive the new Nissan Leaf here in sunny Seattle, and had enough time with the car to garner some first impressions, take some pictures, and shoot a little video. The Leaf, as you are probably aware, is Nissan’s new plug-in electric vehicle, and the first of the new generation of consumer EVs to be released here in the States. Sure, you’ve got the… Read More

  • Nissan Sprouts Leaf Rollout Plans

    Nissan Sprouts Leaf Rollout Plans

    Nissan's Leaf is almost ready to be picked. The company announced its all-electric car will be available to buy as early as December, but only for those in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Tennessee. Other parts of the country will have to hold their horsepower a little bit longer. Nissan chose to release to those five states first because they're home to the EV project, the world's… Read More

  • Hawaii to get Nissan Leaf early (because they're eco-friendly there (and it's an island))

    Hawaii to get Nissan Leaf early (because they're eco-friendly there (and it's an island))

    Nissan has decided that Hawaii will be in the first wave of Leaf-enabled states. They say (truthfully, I think) that it's because of Hawaii's commitment to green power and all that. Yes, very good. Lots of solar. But, as Treehugger notes, Hawaii is also a rather small island where the range limits of the Leaf won't really be apparent during the critical launch period. It'd be like if they launched… Read More