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Here's A Design Suggestion For The Next-Generation Nissan Leaf


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Word on the street is the next-generation Nissan Leaf will have a double driving range than the current model, which is obviously great news. But what if the upcoming Leaf also solved another problem of the first generation vehicle – the uninspiring design?

Nissan Celebrates 10,000 Leafs Sold In The UK


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Nissan has reached a major milestone as it confirmed today that 10,000 units of its all-electric Leaf have been sold in the UK market.

Nissan Leaf Could Get Next-Gen Battery Before Next Gen-Model


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Nissan is reportedly considering giving the current shape Nissan Leaf a battery pack with tech that will be featured on the next-gen model.

Apparently, the automaker “may be preparing” to use a 30 kWh battery pack that offers up to 105 - 110 claimed miles of autonomy - the 2016 Leaf is promised to deliver twice the current model's range, so it clearly isn't the exact pack which that car will use.

Nissan To Showcase EV Lineup During UCL Final In Berlin


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Nissan is making sure that F.C Barcelona and Juventus aren't the only ones that are going to put on a show in Berlin during the UEFA Champions League Final.

Nissan’s Glowing Leaf Meets World’s First Glow-in-the-Dark Motorway [w/Video]


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Nissan’s unique glow-in-the-dark Leaf has been driven on the world’s first glow-in-the-dark motorway, located in Oss, Netherlands.

UK Taxi Company Claims it Saves over €79,000 a Year on Fuel after Switching to EVs


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A taxi firm from rural South West England is using a fleet of Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 electric vehicles and claims it saves more than €11,000 annually for each car.

Nissan Becomes First Car Maker to Glow In The Dark Using UV Energy [w/Video]


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Nissan has become the first car manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark coating which absorbs UV energy during the day and glows for between 8 to 10 hours after sundown.

Nissan LEAF Europe's Best Selling EV Four Years Running


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It looks like 2014 has been a great year not only for Nissan, which is what we're discussing here, but for the electric vehicle itself. The future is upon us whether we like it or not.

Nissan to Continue to use Leaf as Global Image Builder


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It makes sense for Nissan to keep using the Leaf for global branding purposes as the model is both green and quite successful at the same time – it projects a good image.

The automaker has no plans to change it as it’s considered to symbolize “what Nissan is all about,” according to Roel de Vries, its global marketing boss.

European Leaf Owners Travel More Than Those of Conventionally Powered Cars


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One of the main issues with all-electric vehicles is their limited range, dictated by the limitations in battery capacity. Surprisingly, though, Nissan claims that European drivers of its Leaf EV cover more kilometers per year than the average owner of a gas or diesel powered car.

Nissan Expects to Sell 25 Percent more Leaf EVs in Europe Next Year


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With the Nissan Leaf seeing record sales in Europe this year, the Japanese automaker expects to increase sales of the EV by up to 25 percent in 2015.

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.