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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"

The boss of Nissan Australia, a pioneer in the local electric vehicle scene with its Leaf hatch, has lashed out at the government by describing its industry dealings as "amateur hour". The Nissan Leaf remains Australia's best selling electric vehicle on volume and, while it ended up costing the local operation money in the long run, it helped establish Nissan Australia as a progressive company hunting for a greener future...

New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been made official by the company’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The second-generation Leaf, which will follow its predecessor that debuted in 2010, signals Nissan’s commitment to electric-vehicle technology, while the Japanese brand also promises to incorporate the latest in its arsenal of autonomous driving systems with the new model...

Nissan Australia planning for next-gen Leaf

Nissan is biding its time before launching a renewed assault on Australia's fledgling electric car market, with the next-generation 2018 Leaf green-lit for a local launch. The second iteration of Nissan's pioneering EV is expected to premiere in 2017, with the drip-feed of information likely to start trickling out of Japan around April...

Next Nissan Leaf to be priced at Pulsar level, platform shared with Mitsubishi, Renault - report

The next-generation Nissan Leaf will have its underpinnings shared with both Nissan's alliance partners, Renault and Mitsubishi. Last week, Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV, confirmed to Automotive News that the next-generation versions of the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf will ride on a common platform and share key components, including electric motors...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform

The next-generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe EV will be built upon a common platform. Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV; the strategic management unit of the transnational alliance, has confirmed with industry journal Automotive News that the next-gen versions of both electric vehicles will share common underpinnings and electric motors...

Nissan Leaf used as autonomous tow truck at factory

Nissan Leaf hatchbacks are being used as self-driving tow trucks at the company's factory in Oppama, Japan. These specially developed EVs are part of the plant's trial Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT) system, which tows trollies of finished cars from the end of the assembly line to the factory's integrated port...

Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report

The future generations of Nissan’s SUV models such as the Qashqai and Juke are set to offer full-electric powertrain options, according to a new report out of the UK. With the company having already outlined its plans for ‘Intelligent Mobility’ - which foresees a connected network of zero-emissions vehicles that power and communicate with our offices and homes - it seems the Japanese car maker is taking the first steps to realising its vision...

Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that Australian models are not affected by this recall as local models use a different kind of occupant-sensing system. See bottom of article for details. Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally, due to a faulty occupant classification system (OCS) that may not deploy the airbags properly in the event of an accident...

Nissan IDS driverless EV revealed - Video: Is this the next Leaf?

Nissan has unveiled what could be the first look at its next Leaf electric hatch, with the added wonder of autonomous driving thrown in: the IDS concept. Revealed at the 2015 Tokyo motor show today, the IDS takes much from Nissan’s latest styling language - as seen with the new Maxima and Murano, the facelifted Altima and the Sway concept - while pushing the look further with even sharper lines and and a seriously aerodynamic profile...

Nissan Leaf gains new battery with 27 percent more range - UPDATE

The Nissan Leaf will be available, at least overseas, with a new battery pack that offers an increased driving range. The new 30kWh battery pack is now available as a standard fit feature on mid- and top-spec Leaf models in the US and is said to provide the electric hatchback with a range of 172 kilometres on a full charge...