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Nissan Says its Leaf Converted Half of UK Adopters to Keep Buying EVs


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The popularity of the Nissan Leaf is undeniable, as is the fact that Elon Musk was right in saying it’s okay but doesn’t do anything in particular very well. Even so, it’s good enough to impress people and now Nissan says it’s actually converting buyers into EV fans.

Nissan Won’t Join Fuel-Cell “Rush”, Still Counts on EV Expansion


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Last month, Toyota announced its Mirai fuel-cell car, which is scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015. It will be available with a base price of US$57,500 (before federal and/or state incentives) or a 36 month lease, with US$4,649 up front and a US$499 monthly payment.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Sold 200,000 EVs Worldwide


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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced it has sold 200,000 electric vehicles worldwide, with the group’s market share for zero-emission cars reaching 58 percent.

Next Nissan Leaf Will Double Current Model’s Range


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Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Nissan, recently announced that the next Leaf EV would get newly developed batteries that are reportedly going to double its range. He made the statement on Japanese TV, but there seem to be no records of that, only this article by Tokyo-based Daily Kanban.

Nissan Pranks People by Spilling Paint on its “Self-Cleaning” Leaf [w/Video]


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Remember Nissan’s “self-cleaning” Leaf? The Japanese automaker thought it could present the self-cleaning nano-paint technology in a funny way so it has released an online video showcasing the paint’s qualities.

Nissan Leaf Beats Own US Annual Sales Record With Months to Spare


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In spite of the fact it’s not performing as well as originally projected by Nissan, the Leaf is still doing pretty well both in the US and the rest of the world.

Back in 2013, it managed to sell 22,610 examples throughout the year, a record which it’s managed to beat this year, with several months to spare.

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.