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2018 Nissan Leaf Teased, Debuts Later This Year 18
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, new cars, nissan, Nissan Leaf on 05 18th, 2017


Nissan has released the first teaser image of the next-generation Leaf.
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Nissan Recalls Certain Leaf And Sentra Cars For Defective Airbags 2
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, NHTSA, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Sentra, Recalls on 05 2nd, 2017


Nissan is recalling certain units of the Leaf and Sentra, whose airbags may deploy improperly in the event of a crash.
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Nissan Leaf All-Terrain EV Charges Up For Mongol Rally [w/Video] 26
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Videos, Rally Cars, Videos on 04 26th, 2017


Nissan is no stranger to racing, but you won't find many of its vehicles on the rally stage – not in the WRC, nor in the Global or World Rallycross Championships neither. But it has converted one of its cars for a rally this summer. And while it's a hatchback, it's not the Micra, Note, or Pulsar you might expect.
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Nissan Leaf All-Terrain EV Charges Up For Mongol Rally [w/Video] 26
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Videos, Rally Cars, Videos on 04 26th, 2017


Nissan is no stranger to racing, but you won't find many of its vehicles on the rally stage – not in the WRC, nor in the Global or World Rallycross Championships neither. But it has converted one of its cars for a rally this summer. And while it's a hatchback, it's not the Micra, Note, or Pulsar you might expect.
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Expiring Tax Cut Could Prove Disastrous To Mainstream EVs 25
Apr
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Reports, Tesla on 04 25th, 2017


The electric vehicle market is heating up thanks to new entries such as the Chevrolet Bolt which boasts an impressive range of 238 miles per charge.

However, there could be trouble on the horizon as the several automakers are getting close to the 200,000 vehicle limit which qualifies eco-friendly models for a $7,500 federal tax credit.
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Chevrolet Bolt Is Losing The Sales Race To Nissan Leaf 14
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Reports on 04 14th, 2017


The Chevrolet Bolt, widely touted as the first affordable, mass-market EV with a respectable range, isn’t selling like many expected and this year, is lagging behind the outdated Nissan Leaf in sales.
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Future Cars: 2018 Nissan Leaf Keeps Things Familiar 25
Mar
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Electric Vehicles, featured, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Future Cars, LA Auto Show, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Scoops, Scoops on 03 25th, 2017


Nissan’s Leaf was a breath of fresh air when launched back in 2010; a modern-looking, compact hatch that helped bring electric motoring within reach of the average consumer. Yet despite strong sales, the competition has stepped up its game with more recent EV entries like Chevrolet’s Bolt.

Not to be left behind, the Japanese manufacturer has been hard at work developing the next generation version. What will it look like and what can we expect? Well let’s delve further:

IDS Concept-Inspired Styling

In 2015, Nissan revealed the IDS autonomous EV concept, which was said to be a strong pointer for the next Leaf. Fast forward to today, and whilst elements of the show car will make into production, the overall look is worlds apart.

Instead, the new EV will be a visual crossbreed between the latest Micra supermini and out-going Leaf. Frontal styling will be headlined by a mono-tooth, V-Motion grille, chiseled lower bumper and wedge-shaped headlamps.

The view from the side will be fairly conventional; tall and stubby proportions, floating roof and a blacked-out C-Pillar up-kink (not too different to the Chevy Bolt) are the go here. Out back, the hatch will be dominated by horizontal thin-wedge tail lamps and a subtle rear diffuser.

Under The Skin

Perhaps the biggest nuisance with the current Leaf is the limited range. At 107 miles, it lags behind Chevrolet’s Bolt (238 miles), the upcoming Tesla Model 3 (at least 215 miles), Hyundai Ioniq EV (124 miles) and BMW’s quirky i3 (114 miles). 
It’s believed that Nissan will remedy this by offering both 40 kWh and 60-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery packs, with the latter providing range well past the 200 mile mark. This should see an increase in performance too, perhaps with the 0-60 sprint nudging into the 7-second bracket for the larger battery version.

Self-Driving Capabilities

At January’s Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan revealed the next-generation Leaf would be equipped with its own ProPilot autonomous driving technology.

This will allow the new Leaf to be operated in self-drive mode, on single lane highway environments. Further updates over time, will extend capabilities to include multi-lane self-driving and a Seamless Autonomous Mobility command centre – for self-drive vehicles caught up in problematic situations.

On The Street

Look for a world premiere of the 2018 Leaf this fall, with pricing, features and specs to be announced at that time. Deliveries are tipped to start before Christmas.

Finally, what do you think – has Nissan done enough to lure more mainstream buyers into the electric car fold? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

By Josh Byrnes

Photo Renderings Copyright Carscoops / Josh Byrnes

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Nissan Leaf Black Edition Goes On Sale In UK, Priced From £26,890 14
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, nissan, Nissan Leaf, prices, UK on 03 14th, 2017


Nissan have opened the order books for the new Leaf Black Edition in the United Kingdom, following its unveiling from last fall.
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GM’s Autonomous Prototypes Are Named After Animals And Marvel Characters 3
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, GM, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Tech on 02 3rd, 2017


General Motors is one of over a dozen companies currently testing autonomous vehicles and systems on the streets of California. But as GM pushes forwards with developing technology which will define the next-generation of vehicles, it's decided to have a little bit of fun.
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Nissan Leaf Hearse Is The Green Way To Die [w/Video] 1
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Offbeat News on 02 1st, 2017


Having seen Tesla, Maserati and Porsche hearses last year, we thought we had heard it all. Evidently, there is not only demand for high-end vehicles in the hearse industry but also environmentally-friendly vehicles to transport you to your grave.

Enter the funeral directors at Leverton & Sons in the United Kingdom.
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BMW And Nissan Partner To Expand U.S. Fast-Charging Network 26
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW i3, Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Reports on 01 26th, 2017


BMW and Nissan have joined forces with the largest public DC Fast charging network in the U.S., EVgo.
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Green Comparison Chart: Nissan Leaf Vs Toyota Prius Prime 21
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, nissan, Nissan Leaf, TOYOTA, Toyota Prius on 01 21st, 2017


If you're torn between the Leaf and the Prius Prime, the first thing you need to ask yourself is if you prefer an all-electric model like the Nissan or a plug-in hybrid like the Toyota. Naturally, there are other things you need to take into consideration, such as interior space, performance, driving range and price difference.
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Nissan Demonstrating Autonomous Driving Tech On British Roads 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Qashqai, Reports, UK on 01 13th, 2017


There may be a new generation Leaf in the pipeline, but until it breaks cover, Nissan has substantially modified the current one, fitting it with self-driving technology.
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Nissan Demonstrating Autonomous Driving Tech On British Roads 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Qashqai, Reports, UK on 01 13th, 2017


There may be a new generation Leaf in the pipeline, but until it breaks cover, Nissan has substantially modified the current one, fitting it with self-driving technology.
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CES 2017: Next Nissan Leaf Will Come With Semi-Autonomous Tech 6
Jan
Posted by Zac Estrada in Autonomous, CES, nissan, Nissan Leaf, Tech on 01 6th, 2017


The next Nissan Leaf will be a beneficiary of Nissan's new semi-autonomous driving system that made its debut on the Serena minivan in Japan last August.
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