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Nissan Starts Delivering Electric Taxis to Rome, Madrid and Barcelona [w/Video]


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Electric taxis may become an ordinary sight in Europe’s major cities, with Nissan delivering the first Leaf cabs to Rome and Madrid and the first e-NV200 taxis to Barcelona.

EVs Make up 15% of New Car Purchases in Norway; Nissan Leaf 3rd Best-Seller


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While EVs are struggling to make a difference in the grand scheme of cars sales around the world, Norway is showing us that their large scale use is feasible. The northern European country is loving using electrics sales of which have really taken off.

Sparky is the Love Child of a Nissan Leaf and a Frontier [w/Video]


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The Nissan Leaf pickup truck is what happens when you give automotive engineers a blank cheque to tool around in the shop.

Nissan Leaf-Based Venucia e30 Launches in China at $43,700


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The Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) launched its first pure-electric model in China, marketed as the Venucia e30. Despite the different name and badging, you’ll recognize it as the Nissan Leaf, sold under the Venucia brand for marketing purposes.

You Can Buy a Brand New Nissan Leaf in Rotterdam for Just €7,450, e-NV200 from €4,950


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For business owners based in the Netherlands, electric vehicles are becoming less expensive than those fitted with conventional engines, thanks to a consistent national and local subsidies scheme.

IIHS Crashes Small Cars with Greatly Varying Results


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It goes without saying that, one of today’s cars’ selling points is safety. However, since it’s no longer just about the passive stuff (crumple zones, seatbelts), and the active (sensor-assisted, self-braking, self-steering) end of the spectrum is where it’s at, the concept itself has become far more nuanced.

Nissan Leaf with Self-Cleaning Paint Tech is Literally the World’s Cleanest Car


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Remember the self-cleaning Nissan Note hatchback? Well, the Japanese automaker decided to showcase the special nano-paint technology that repels mud and everyday dirt on a Nissan Leaf as well. The Japanese firm proudly calls it “the world’s cleanest car,” a reference to both the Leaf’s zero-emission electric powertrain and the self-cleaning paint.

50,000 Nissan Leaf Sold in US Reaches Texas Family


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It seems that the key to the Nissan Leaf sales strategy in the US is still word of mouth marketing. An honest positive impression from a friend-owner will be far more effective in the decision making process than watching another stereotypical, bland manufacturer ad or presentation.

Nissan Offers Two Years of Free Public Charging for New Leaf Buyers in the U.S.


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In a move that's bound to draw some attention, Nissan said it is expanding the “No Charge to Charge” promotion in the U.S., providing two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan Leaf. The promotion will launch in 25 U.S. markets, which together make up more than 80 percent of Leaf sales.

Nissan and Infiniti Recall Nearly a Million 2013-2014MY Cars Over Airbag Failure


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In one of the biggest recalls of 2014 to date, the Nissan group has initiated an action that affects 989,701 vehicles from both the Nissan and Infiniti brands in North America because the front passenger-side air bag might not deploy in a crash.

Nissan's NISMO Unit Wants You to Mash Up Their Products for Fun


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A Nissan Leaf three-door hatchback with a GT-R front is something that we usually find on the weird corners of the internet (like this one…) or the motor show floors of the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Nissan Leaf Was Europe’s Best-Selling Electric Vehicle in 2013 with 11,120 Deliveries


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The Nissan Leaf had a record-breaking year in 2013 in Europe, with a total of 11,120 sales, 5,600 more (+204 percent) than in 2012. Nissan says the Leaf is the EV market leader in Europe with 25 percent more sales than the next best-selling battery-powered model.

Nissan Sells 100,000 Leaf to British Dentist


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After having sold the 99,999th Leaf ever to a woman in the US, Nissan has now officially announced hitting the 100,000 mark through a car sold to a young UK-based dentist. Retaining the title of world’s most popular EV, the Leaf achieved an impressive 45 percent market share worldwide since its launch in December of 2010.

Small Price Hike for 2014 Leaf, but Nissan Wants to Double Sales This Year [49 New Photos]


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Nissan has added $180 to the base price of the 2014 Nissan Leaf, on sale now at dealers across the United States. The entry-level 2014 Leaf S starts at $28,980 (€21,328) before tax credits, excluding an $850 destination and handling fee.

Washington Man Drives 100,000 Miles in His Nissan Leaf


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Steve Marsh of Kent, Washington, is the owner of a Nissan Leaf that recently clocked 100,000 miles (160,934 km) since he bought it new in early 2011. If you’re wondering why he drove it so much, it’s because the man has a 130-mile (209-km) roundtrip daily commute – remember that next time you think your ride to work is too long…

Nissan Leaf Batteries Used to Power Office Buildings in Japan


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Nissan is developing a system that will allow companies to regulate their electricity bills using the batteries of Nissan Leaf EVs used by their employees to commute to work.

Study Shows Nissan Leaf Drivers Cover Less Electric Miles Than Chevy Volt Owners


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The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric car that in the US, offers a claimed 76 miles or 121 km of autonomy, whereas the range-extender Chevrolet Volt promises only 38 miles or 61 km before the petrol engine kicks in to recharge the batteries.

However, while looking at those figures alone would have you thinking that it would be the owners of the purely electric model covering most no-emissions miles, a recent study suggests the exact opposite.

Nissan Leaf Was Norway’s Best-Selling Car Overall in October


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Norwegians love electric cars so much that EVs have begun outselling conventional models. You probably remember that the Tesla Model S was the best-selling car in Norway in the first half of September. Well, in October, it was the turn of another electric vehicle to claim the top sales position in the Scandinavian country – the Nissan Leaf.

Battle of the NISMOS: 370Z Raced Against Leaf RC Electric Prototype


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Comparing a racer with a street-legal sports model is not that relevant, for neither of the two categories of vehicles. Furthermore, matching an EV racecar up against a gasoline sports car is even more far-fetched. Nevertheless, some of the most interesting reviews are those that don’t seem to make sense at a first glance.

Nissan Becomes Apple's Exclusive Automotive Partner for iTunes Radio Through 2013


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For the next three months or so, until the end of 2013, Nissan will be the first and only automotive company to offer Apple's iTunes Radio after the Japanese carmaker signed an exclusive deal with the Cupertino-based tech giant.