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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...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Nissan looks at its electric past – Video

Nissan has positioned itself at the forefront of electric vehicle (EV) development, driving the move to e-mobility with cars like the Leaf. But before electrification was the talk of the town, and before the first-generation Leaf, there was the two-seat Tama, developed by Prince Motors – which eventually became Nissan...

Nissan Leaf battery-swap program headed to Japan

Nissan has started a new program in Japan, allowing Leaf owners to exchange their old batteries for refurbished ones. The program, set to start in May this year, is designed to lower battery replacement costs, and help electric vehicles maintain their value on the used car market. Initially, you'll be able to fit a refurbished 24kWh battery for ¥300,000 ($3,650)...

Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022

Nissan has announced its plan to sell 1 million electrified vehicles per annum by the end of financial year 2022, as part of its M.O.V.E to 2022 product plan. The company will develop eight new electric vehicles in the next four years, including a crossover inspired by the IMx concept, and a kei car specifically for the Japanese market...

Nissan puts Leaf tech to use in electric bus trial

Nissan has repurposed the electric powertrain from the Leaf for a zero local-emission bus trial in Japan. The trial, led by Kumamoto University on Japan's southern Kyushu island, is aimed at tackling the high costs involved in developing electric heavy vehicles...

Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025

Nissan has flagged 2025 as the year where electric vehicles and conventional combustion-engined vehicles will hit price parity, rapidly escalating their popularity in key markets, particularly those with the requisite charging infrastructure...

Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE

UPDATE: Nissan has now officially revealed the Leaf Nismo concept, and confirmed the vehicle's debut at the Tokyo motor show. See article for details Hot off the heels of its global reveal, the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is already getting its sporty on, with the Leaf Nismo Concept revealed this week ahead of its debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month...