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2021 Nissan Leaf e+ with longer range confirmed for Australia

Nissan Australia has confirmed a longer range variant of its Nissan Leaf electric car will join the local line-up in early 2021, with the incoming Leaf e+ set to offer buyers a bigger battery and more power. First unveiled globally in January 2019, the Leaf e+ will expand the Australian Leaf range to two offerings when it joins the sole variant that's been available here since August 2019...

Nissan Re-Leaf concept revealed to electrify disaster response

Nissan has revealed a concept car designed to bring vital electricity to disaster-struck areas, based on the fully-electric Leaf hatchback. Called the Re-Leaf, the car can be driven into areas experiencing a power outage, allowing its batteries to be used as an electricity source...

Public electric car charging in Australia: Your questions, answered

We’ve covered our fair share of electric cars at CarAdvice and yet, even as seasoned professionals, we still get tripped up by the complicated terminology and technology behind them. With different providers, plug types, manufacturers and standards in use, the language around electric car charging can often feel complicated and exclusionary for the average consumer...

Uber pushes to electrify service with help from Renault, Nissan, and GM

Uber has pledged to make its fleet of cars carbon neutral, however concedes this process will likely take two decades. A spokesperson for Uber told CarAdvice the company is “committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100 per cent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility”...

Nissan's 500,000th Leaf delivered to Norway

Nissan has delivered its 500,000th Leaf model, a decade after production of the all-electric hatchback began. The milestone coincided with World Electric Vehicle Day on September 9, 2020. Built at the Japanese manufacturer’s Sunderland plant, the car was delivered to a customer in Norway. According to Nissan, over 14...

AGL launches an electric car subscription service

Australian energy company AGL has partnered with car subscription service Carbar and electric car charging provider Jet Charge to launch an all-electric car subscription service for consumers looking to dip a toe in the world of EVs (electric vehicles)...

Nissan Australia to introduce a range of electrified cars over the next two years

The Australian arm of Japanese car maker Nissan is looking to build on the name it made for itself launching the Nissan Leaf in 2012, outlining plans to launch a full electrified range locally by 2022 – and no model is off-limits. With any luck, these plans will kick off with the recently-announced Nissan Ariya which, according to Nissan Australia's managing director Stephen Lester, is high on the wish list...

More Australian buyers keen on electric cars, but doubts remain - survey

More Australian buyers than ever before would consider an electric vehicle as their next car purchase, according to a new survey from the nation's peak electric vehicle body. As part of its annual State of Electric Vehicles report, the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) worked with insurers NRMA, RACV and RAA to survey 2902 Australian consumers and found 56 per cent would consider an electric car as their next vehicle, up on 53 per cent in 2019...

Electric car subsidies: how Australia compares to the rest of the world

Australian buyers pay substantially more for electric cars than motorists in Europe and the US, where generous government subsidies and strict emissions targets have forced prices down. While the financial incentives to purchase electric vehicles overseas can equate to as much as €12,000 ($AU20,000) per car, buyers in Australia get little to no taxpayer assistance...

Electric car power accepted as payment for parking in Japan

Nissan Leaf drivers in Japan can now pay for parking with electricity from their vehicle. The proof-of-concept experiment, at Nissan’s Pavilion exhibition space in Yokohama, allows EV owners to pay for their stay by feeding battery power back into a localised grid. The Pavilion opened on August 1, 2020, and will run until October 23...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...