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Nissan Australia boss criticises government leadership on electric vehicles – report

The head of Nissan Australia says the country is falling behind other nations in its adoption of zero-emission cars, due to a lack of leadership in Federal Government policies. "The UK, Norway, Canada, they have all taken a position to say we want to have this particular ambition [to embrace electric vehicles] and we want to guide our policy … to that end" Nissan Managing Director Stephen Lester told The Sydney Morning Herald...

Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year

Official new car sales data released today shows 558 electric vehicles were reported as sold during January and February of 2021, an increase of 105.1 per cent over the same months last year. The increase could be higher if Tesla sales were included in official data. Although Tesla has been selling cars in Australia since 2014, it does not provide monthly sales updates...

2020 Nissan Leaf recalled for gear shifter problem

Nissan Australia has issued a recall of 181 examples of its 2020 Nissan Leaf, due to an issue with the automatic gear shifter. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an actuator plate could fail on the Leaf, and in turn "the park lock may not engage when the user shifts into a Park position"...

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...