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Nissan Leaf e-Plus: 60kWh hatch priced to match base Model 3 - report

Nissan will price the 60kWh e-Plus Leaf to match the oft-promised, as-yet undelivered entry-level Tesla Model 3 in the USA, according to a new report. Numbers from Alex Bernstein, a senior pricing analyst at CarsDirect in North America, have suggested the e-Plus model will cost around US$35,400 ($49,600) when it lobs...

2019 Nissan Leaf preliminary specs revealed, here in mid-2019

Nissan will offer the new 2019 Leaf in a single trim grade when it arrives, with managing director Stephen Lester confirming deliveries of the electric hatchback will start in May or June next year. Although we still don't know what it'll cost – Lester wouldn't offer even a 'crumb' to journalists when pressed on the matter today – we know the 40kWh Leaf will lead the charge in Australia, with further variants like the 60kWh E-Plus likely to follow in due course...

Nissan Australia to electrify one third of volume by 2022

Nissan Australia has announced plans to make a third of its total volume electrified by 2022, led by the new Leaf electric vehicle. Announced at an event in Sydney today, the electric push is part of Nissan's global M.O.V.E. to 2022 plan, and is designed to establish it as a leader on electric vehicles in Australia...

Nissan partners with JET Charge for Australian infrastructure

Nissan Australia will partner with JET Charge on electric vehicle charging stations at its dealers, and in the homes of owners. When it touches down in mid-2019, the Leaf will be stocked by 89 dealerships. Each of those dealers will have a Jet Charge station, but the company will also be called upon to support owners in installing home fast charging...

Nissan receives $210,000 grant for EV charging project

Nissan Australia has announced it has been awarded a grant from the Victorian Government to fund its research project on electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, in partnership with the CSIRO and Delta Energy Systems. A sum of $210,000 has been approved from the New Energy Jobs Fund, and will help Nissan and its research partners look into off-grid charging infrastructure for EVs, and will run for 18 months...

Nissan Leaf driven 16,000km from Poland to Japan

Polar explorer Marek Kaminski has completed a 16,000km journey in his 2018 Nissan Leaf, taking him from Poland to Tokyo, Japan. His route from Zakopane, Poland to Japan took in 13,000km and required around 60 days. The trek included travelling across Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Mongolia, China and South Korea...

Nissan Leaf Nismo revealed for Japan

Nissan has revealed the production version of its Leaf Nismo, ahead of a July 31 on-sale date in Japan. Previewed with the inventively-named Leaf Nismo Concept in October last year, the production car has a custom "tuning computer" for sharper throttle response, along with a unique suspension tune and stickier rubber than the regular Leaf...

2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus to have more power, better range

The first details about the oft-discussed, extended-range Nissan Leaf have been revealed ahead of its expected global debut later this year, or early in 2019. In addition to revealing the model's E-Plus moniker, Brian Maragno, director of electric vehicle marketing for Nissan North America, confirmed to AutoGuide the new variant will not only have a much improved range, but also more power to boot...

Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, in an updated set of tests that the firm describes as the "toughest safety tests to date." It scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent for safety assist systems...

Nissan Leaf Open Car unveiled

The Nissan Leaf Open Car was unveiled recently in Tokyo, at a forum about building a zero-emission society. Nissan created this special one-off vehicle to celebrate the Leaf's 100,000th sale in Japan. According to Carsalesbase, 118,524 Leafs have been sold in the US, and 92,025 in Europe. To make the car, Nissan lopped the roof off a regular Leaf hatchback...

Nissan Leaf: Global sales on the rise

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have jumped by 15 per cent over the past 12 months, thanks to strong demand across the USA, Japan and Europe. Nissan shifted more than 50,000 units worldwide – 54,541 to be precise – in the Japanese FY2017, eclipsing the 42,473 sold in the same period (April 1 - March 31, Japanese financial year) across 2016 and 2017...