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Nissan preparing electric training centre in Victoria

Nissan Australia will build its new national headquarters and electric vehicle training centre in Melbourne, creating 60 new jobs in the process. The training centre will be used to train dealers, engineers and technicians from New Zealand and Australia on the new world of Nissan electric vehicles, first of which is the Leaf hatchback...

Experiencing Nissan's electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Madrid

UPDATE, August 2019:  We've now had Nissan's new electric hatch through the CarAdvice garage. Click here to read our first full Australian review of the 2019 Nissan Leaf. There’s been plenty of discussion – most of it uninformed – about electric vehicles in the last few months...

Nissan to shift focus in the move to EVs

Intelligent Power - Intelligent Drive - Intelligent Integration. According to Francisco Carranza - Managing Director of Nissan Energy Services, these three pillars will shape the way the Japanese brand moves further into an electric future...

Nissan adamant EV batteries must have a second life

In what should come as no surprise, responsible vehicle manufacturers will look well beyond the first phase of a battery's life to lessen the long-term environmental impact of electric vehicles – and that's exactly what Nissan is doing. Francisco Carranza, managing director of Nissan Energy Services, told CarAdvice in Madrid the Leaf's battery packs will "outlast the car by another 10 to 12 years"...

ANCAP: New HiAce, Nissan Leaf get 5-star crash safety ratings

Independent crash testing authority ANCAP has released safety ratings for the new Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf, both scoring the full five stars. Both vehicles managed over 90% for adult occupant protection, with the HiAce impressing further with an 84% rating for vulnerable road users, too...

Nissan Leaf Autech revealed for Japan

Nissan Japan has added a new variant to the all-electric Leaf hatchback line-up, in the form of the Leaf Autech. The Autech brand is a Nissan subsidiary, and its take on the Leaf is pitched as offering "sporty, exclusive styling and quality materials to discerning customers"...

VIDEO: Electric vehicles explained for Australian buyers

Electric cars have been thrust into the spotlight in the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election, driven by a proposed Labor policy to make 50% of new car sales electric by 2030. If you've been keeping up with coverage of the issue, you'll know there's a lot of misinformation and confusion around the technology...

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...

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...