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CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990

Nissan Australia has announced pricing information for the hotly-anticipated Leaf electric vehicle, which will (finally) arrive in August. Pricing will kick off at $49,990 before on-road costs, with pre-orders officially open. Power comes from an electric motor on the front axle making 110kW and 320Nm, hooked up to a 40kWh battery pack for a claimed 270km of range on the WLTP test cycle...

Let's talk electric vehicles: a CarAdvice podcast special

Barely a week goes by without us talking about electric vehicles on the CarAdvice podcast. In this special, Mandy Turner hosts our panel with Paul Maric, Curt Dupriez and Jez Spinks while on location for our latest electric vehicle mega test. Topics include the future of EVs, battery longevity, different types of charging, build quality, pricing, servicing, infrastructure, range anxiety, and so much more...

Nissan x Opus concept revealed

Nissan has collaborated with Opus Campers to create a concept camper trailer that features second-life battery packs from the Leaf EV to offer "up to a week's worth" of off-grid power for remote adventures. Incorporating the vehicle manufacturer's new Energy Roam system, a portable weather-proof power pack with 700Wh capacity, the concept camper trailer offers both 230V and 12V circuits with enough juice for "around seven days of camping", aided by the on-board solar panel accessory...

2019 Nissan Leaf e+ revealed, not for Oz yet

Nissan has revealed the Leaf e+ this week, a more powerful version of its popular electric vehicle that also offers more range per charge. Scheduled to hit the Japanese market this month ahead of US and European releases later this year, the Leaf e+ claims to offer 40 per cent more range than the standard version, rated at 458km on Japan's WLTC cycle – by comparison, the regular Leaf claims 322km on the same test method...

One third of Norway's 2018 new car sales were pure electric

The growth of electric vehicle sales in Norway continued in 2018, even though the overall market contracted. While overall sales were down 6.8 per cent to 147,929, electric vehicles continued to gobble up market share as they are exempt from most taxes, and are eligible for free parking and charging points...

Nissan Leaf long-range set for CES launch

Nissan has confirmed plans to reveal a new model at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with a teaser suggesting it'll be the long-range Leaf electric vehicle. The Leaf E-Plus, as it's likely to be badged, will pack a 60kWh battery and is expected to offer around 360km – up 120km on the 40kWh model touching down locally in April next year...

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC: Electric racer revealed

[caption id="attachment_708569" align="alignnone" width="4547"] Nissan has unveiled the Leaf Nismo RC race car, a showcase of what its latest electric technology could do when let-loose on a track. [/caption] Set to debut at the Fuji International Speedway alongside Nissan's Formula E racer as part of the annual Nismo Festival, the Leaf Nismo RC uses the same high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters as the regular Leaf...

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...