Nissan is launching a new car-sharing service with two-seater electric vehicles aimed only at city-driving. After several trials over the past 4 years, they are now starting a new program in the City of Yokohama in Japan for the next two years with a fleet of 25 vehicles. expand full story
Nissan Stories March 17
Nissan Stories March 14
A lot of organizations are currently looking into converting their vehicle fleets to electric in order to reduce their carbon footprint and save on gas and maintenance.
Now even the Royal Navy is on board and took delivery of a fleet of all-electric vans this week. expand full story
Nissan Stories February 27
Virtually all automakers are currently working on some form of driverless ride-sharing/taxi services. Whether it’s through investments in existing services, like GM with its acquisition and investment in Cruise Automation and Lyft respectively, or through direct development like Tesla with its Autopilot and ‘Tesla Network‘ programs.
Renault and Nissan are the latest automakers to follow with their own effort in the space. The Alliance announced today a partnership with Transdev to develop a public and on-demand transportation service using a self-driving electric car fleet. expand full story
Nissan Stories February 21
Sometimes it’s easy to forget in our little world focused on electric vehicles at Electrek, but awareness is still an important problem for electric vehicle adoption. A recent study of 2,500 American drivers actually listed awareness as one of the biggest problems facing the industry.
It’s why EV enthusiasts should welcome automakers spending more money to advertise electric cars and that’s apparently what Nissan is doing this week by hiring a new “EV ambassador”. expand full story
Nissan Stories January 24
Nissan and BMW have been partnering on the development of charging stations to support their respective growing fleets of electric vehicles for a few years now. EVgo has been building the network in the US for the two automakers and it now includes over 668 DC fast-charging stations in over 50 metro areas.
The companies are announcing today another batch of 174 new DC fast-charging station across 33 states. expand full story
Nissan Stories January 7
Nissan’s keynote at CES in Las Vegas was kind of disappointing. The company was rumored to unveil its first long-range all-electric vehicle to compete against GM’s Chevy Bolt EV and Tesla’s Model 3. Instead, the company only confirmed that the vehicle is coming “in the near future”.
It looks we will have to wait a little while longer, but maybe not too long since Nissan is also holding an event in Detroit next week. expand full story
Nissan Stories December 13, 2016
After collaborating on some development programs over their 18-year alliance, it looks like Renault and Nissan are ready for the most important collaboration yet: a common electric vehicle platform for the next generation Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF.
While it has some interesting implications for mass production of the platform and lowering the price, you shouldn’t hold your breath since Arnaud Deboeuf, the executive in charge of the Renault-Nissan alliance, warned of a long product cycle and media reports suggest that the next generation – not to be confused with a design refresh – shouldn’t come to market until 2020. expand full story
Nissan Stories November 10, 2016
And that’s about it. Nissan unveiled the details of its 2017 LEAF today and there’s barely anything new other than the fact that now every trim gets the 30 kWh battery pack, which lowers the entry price to get the 107-mile range. expand full story
Nissan Stories October 17, 2016
As of last month, the U.S. is officially half way to the Department of Energy’s goal to have 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads. That goal was first set for 2015, but we are now obviously nowhere near the level and a year late.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz set 2020 as the new goal for the 1 million mark and with the recent sales numbers, it looks like it shouldn’t be a problem. expand full story
Nissan Stories September 5, 2016
Electrek has learned of a significant addition to Tesla’s design team led by Franz von Holzhausen. Last month, one of Nissan’s top lead exterior designers, Randy Rodriguez, quietly left the Japanese automaker’s design campus in San Diego to join Tesla as a ‘Senior Lead Exterior Designer’ at the electric automaker’s design studio in Hawthorne, California. expand full story