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By Brad Berman ·
September 16, 2015

Nissan Boosts Range for 2016 LEAF Models to 107 Miles

The 2016 Nissan LEAF will be available with a larger battery pack for added range, compared to previous model years. The LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle of all time, but will face fierce competition from upcoming EVs promising about 200 miles of driving range.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 31, 2015

Nissan Considers Additional LEAF Models, Slowly

Nissan has been talking about a lineup of electric cars from soon after the time the company introduced the LEAF compact electric car. Now, UK’s Autocar is reporting that Nissan executives are openly talking about additional variants of the LEAF.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 22, 2015

For Earth Day, Questions Loyalty of Electric Car Drivers

Just in time for Earth Day, when media outlets are thirsty for stories about the environment, released data suggesting that electric car owners are ditching their battery-powered vehicles for gas-guzzling SUVs.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 26, 2015

200 Miles is New Bogey for Electric Car Range

With the recently unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car—and quick replies from Nissan and Tesla—the race for an affordable long-range electric car reached a new level of competition. All three companies are targeting 200 miles on a single charge, thus establishing a new industry-wide target for a relatively affordable vehicle running solely on batteries.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 22, 2014

Five Critical Changes for the Next Nissan LEAF

More than 150,000 units have been sold since this time four years ago when the small Nissan EV first went on sale in the United States. But four to five years is the common lifecycle span of most automotive models—so with the new year approaching—we’re thinking about the second-generation LEAF.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 06, 2014

2015 Nissan LEAF: Features and Pricing for 2015

Time flies, and believe it or not, the pioneering all-electric Nissan LEAF has been on the market for four years. Most vehicle models receive a design overhaul about every four or five years, so speculation that the LEAF will be transformed for 2015 is not unwarranted. Sorry, but the hearsay appears to be incorrect—major tech upgrades or visual remakes won’t be coming until 2016 or later.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
September 04, 2014

Electric Car Sales Doing Just Fine (If You Don't Count Hybrids)

A new Edmunds analysis says the "green car" market is stagnant, but that's misleading—cars with plugs are showing big gains.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 30, 2014

Small EVs Perform Well on Most, But Not All, Crash Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that it has completed tests of 32 small cars for its “small overlap front crash protection.” The results for plug-ins were mixed, with the Chevrolet Volt earning an “acceptable” rating, and the Nissan LEAF electric car getting a “poor” rating. The new small overlap test, introduced in 2012, replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another car or an object such as a tree.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 03, 2014

Record Sales of Nissan LEAF Electric Car in May

Nissan sold 3,117 units of its LEAF electric car in May. This was the best sales month ever for the LEAF. “LEAF hit two major milestones in May with 50,000 total U.S. sales since launch and more than 3,100 total deliveries in a month,” said Toby Perry, marketing director and overseas program director, Nissan LEAF.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 15, 2014

Nissan Plans for Improved LEAF EV in 2017

Automotive News reported this week that Nissan will expand the LEAF’s range, and employ more mainstream styling, to make the small electric car more appealing. Best estimates put the release of a new and improved LEAF around 2017.

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