Nissan Motor Company Stories December 21, 2015

BMW and Nissan jointly announced today an important partnership to deploy DC fast charging stations at 120 locations across 19 states. The locations are equipped with Greenlots-networked charging stations, which include both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) connectors, suitable for all DC Fast charging-capable electric vehicles in the U.S. expand full story

Nissan Motor Company Stories December 15, 2015

Nissan announced that it will unveil the “Fuel Station of the Future” in partnership with Foster + Partners, a British architecture and design firm. Interestingly, Nissan features the all-electric LEAF in a short preview video for the station. expand full story

Nissan Motor Company Stories October 9, 2015

The Tokyo Motor Show is coming up on October 29 and automakers are starting to announce a few concepts they will unveil at the event. Yesterday we covered Mitsubishi’s eX electric vehicle concept, today we take a quick look at Nissan’s Teatro with a gallery of renders. expand full story

Nissan Motor Company Stories October 1, 2015

Nissan LEAF sales down 56% again ahead of 2016 launch

Last month we reported that Nissan’s LEAF US sales were down 56% in August. Today the Japan-based automaker released its September US sales report and sales are still down 56% from September last year.

The company delivered 1,247 LEAFs last month versus 2,881 during the same period last year.

Nissan Motor Company Stories September 15, 2015

Nissan introduces the Gripz concept, a sport crossover powered by “Pure Drive” hybrid drivetrain

Nissan introduces a new sport crossover concept: the Gripz. The new concept is powered by Nissan “Pure Drive” hybrid drivetrain, a gasoline engine powering an electric motor. 

Nissan Motor Company Stories September 8, 2015

Possible Nissan LEAF 2016 spotted at Nissan HQ in Franklin TN

Nissan has been careful not to release too much information about the 2016 update of its flagship electric vehicle, the LEAF, most probably not to hurt the sales of its current model. Though we learned through information leaked from dealerships that Nissan should offer a bigger battery pack option for more range in the 2016 version.  The new model is expected to arrive at the end of month like most 2016 cars, but we have yet to get an official launch date or see one in the flesh, until now…

Nissan Motor Company Stories September 2, 2015

Electric vehicles are here to stay, there’s very little doubt about that at this point, but which automakers are making sure that EVs are not a fad, but a trend? A new report from EV-Sales, a website tracking electric vehicle sales through car registration data, compiled the top automotive groups selling EVs in volume. expand full story

Nissan Motor Company Stories September 1, 2015

Nissan LEAF US sales down 56% ahead of next generation release

Nissan released its monthly US sale reports today and the company reported a 56% decrease in LEAF sales versus August last year. The decrease is a clear example of the Osborne effect, which refers to the unintended consequences of the release of information about an upcoming product can have on a current product. In this case, the release of information on the 2016 LEAF is having a significant effect on the sales of the 2015 LEAF.

Nissan Motor Company Stories August 17, 2015

It looks like a Nissan dealership either jumped the gun or is making claims it probably shouldn’t on the upcoming 2016 Nissan Leaf.  Andy Mohr Nissan (via InsideEVs/Green Car reports) publishes the following info on the 2016 Nissan Leaf:

2016 Nissan Leaf Changes

While there are many features that make the Leaf a popular vehicle, there is one thing it’s known for above all else: its battery. The 2016 Nissan Leaf redesign will bring a first to the electric car: your choice of two different batteries.

  • The standard Leaf will come with the same battery as the 2015 model, featuring an EPA-estimated driving range of 84 miles.
  • Drivers of higher trim levels will enjoy a battery with as much as 25% increased capacity, delivering a driving range of as much as 110 miles.

The majority of electric cars only feature one battery option, and by providing drivers with their choice of a lower capacity battery if they don’t intend to drive long distances, the new Leaf can find a home in even more garages.2016-leaf

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Nissan Motor Company Stories July 14, 2015

If you are a family who lives in snowy weather, you don’t have many EV options. You want an SUV with 4-wheel drive. You want the ability to carry more than 5 people at a time. Maybe you just want to carry more than 5 people or some cargo?

Sure, I know that almost all 7-seat, $70,000+  Tesla Model S’s are now AWD and the Model X “Crossover” is about to debut but what about a family that wants to spend a lot less on a vehicle that can be used day to day and doesn’t require over 100 miles of range. expand full story

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