Nissan Leaf News

  • 2019 Nissan Leaf

    Nissan on Tuesday finally unveiled a long-range option for its Leaf electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus made its debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be in showrooms in the spring. Nissan didn't say how much the Leaf Plus would cost when it goes on sale. The Plus in the name means this Leaf comes with a 62-kwh battery, which Nissan estimates will be good for an EPA-rated range of 226 miles. That compares to the standard Leaf, redesigned for 2018, whose 40-kwh battery is good for 151 miles of range. A bigger battery also meant Nissan increased the performance...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC concept
    Nissan reveals Leaf Nismo RC race car that won't actually race

    Nissan in 2011 graced us with a race car concept based on the first-generation Leaf electric hatchback. Nissan built the concept to draw attention to the seemingly untapped performance potential of electric cars, though the concept wasn't particularly fast, its electric motor generating just 107...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo
    2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo quietly races in

    There was a time when Nissan's in-house tuner Nismo was known for serious performance cars, and that's still true to a certain degree in the case of the GT-R Nismo. Today, though, you're more likely to see the Nismo label attached to things like CVT-equipped econo sedans and underwhelming city...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept heading to 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    When Nissan unveiled the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf in September, the automaker confirmed a sportier version to be dubbed the Leaf Nismo would be happening but gave no definite timetable as to when we'd see such a car. Nissan only said it would come “eventually.” Now we know Nissan...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    A Nissan Leaf Nismo might be coming, eventually

    If there is one automaker that has embraced electric performance cars, it's Tesla. Not only has the Silicon Valley automaker proved electric cars can look good, be luxurious, and work as daily drivers, it's also shown performance is a breeze with a proper battery pack, big motors, and the right...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    2018 Nissan Leaf: 150 miles of range for $30,875

    Tesla has been stealing much of the limelight when it comes to electric cars, and for good reason, but Nissan and its Leaf shouldn’t be overlooked. The humble hatch is still one of the best-selling electric cars in the world with more than 283,000 examples sold since launch. Now there’s...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf spotted during photo shoot - Image via Broom

    Nissan has locked in the reveal date for its next-generation Leaf. The covers will come off on September 6, with a formal debut likely to follow at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show later that month. However, a completely undisguised version of the new Leaf was just spotted during an official photo shoot in Barcelona, Spain. Norway’s Broom has a handful of photos of the compact electric hatch posted on its website. We also have our own spy shots of prototypes and Nissan, too, has released a handful of teaser shots. One of the teasers gives us a look at the design of the car’s headlight...

  • Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017
    2018 Nissan Leaf to feature self-parking system

    Nissan is using the debut of the 2018 Leaf and ProPilot system to reveal more than self-driving capabilities; the car will also be able to park itself. In the latest drip-drop of teasers for the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, the brand revealed ProPilot Park. The system is activated with the...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist
    2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive with ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

    There's a new nugget of information surrounding the 2018 Nissan Leaf, but it doesn't have to do with its battery, range, or its powertrain at all. Instead, it's all about self-driving capability. The 2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive with what the brand calls ProPilot Assist, a semi-autonomous driving...

  • AT-EV Nissan Leaf prepped for the Mongol Rally
    Nissan Leaf taking on the Mongol Rally

    The Mongol Rally is a grueling vehicular trek that takes its participants from the United Kingdom all the way to Mongolia. It's a 10,000-mile journey that runs through multiple countries, harsh road conditions, and lasts for three to four weeks. You need a tough vehicle to make it all the way. One...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots

    A prototype for the next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spotted again. The redesigned electric compact hatch is expected to debut later this year, as a 2018 model. The current Leaf was the first electric car to truly go mainstream. Before its arrival for the 2011 model year, getting a pure...

  • BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station
    BMW And Nissan Working On Nationwide EV Fast-Charging Network

    Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] famously became the first to introduce a network of fast-charging stations for its customers and offered the services for free, meaning owners of vehicles like the Model S and now the Model X will be able to drive across the country without paying a cent for their electric...

  • Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

    Nissan has a handful of concepts on show this week at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, one of which is a small electric hatch that may just preview some of the styling and technology bound for the next-generation Leaf. The new concept is called the IDS, and Nissan says the futuristic five-door hatch is the embodiment of its vision of the future—where cars produce zero emissions and are capable of driving autonomously. CHECK OUT: Honda Studying Four-Motor EV, We Drive Prototype Nissan is keen to stress that the future doesn’t have to be dreary, at least for drivers, as the driver will be...

  • Glow In The Dark Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf Gets Glow-In-The-Dark Paint Job To Promote Solar Energy: Video

    Have you ever thought to yourself "Man, I wish my car was more visible at night!"? Well, Nissan may have you covered as they've managed to coat a Leaf with glow-in-the-dark paint. The resulting look is illuminating to say the least. ALSO SEE: Wife Demolishes Cheating Husband’s Audi R8: Not So...

  • Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype
    Nissan Launches Autonomous Vehicle Trials On Japanese Roads

    Would you share the roads with a car that was driving itself? Several Japanese drivers already have, as Nissan has completely its first public highway test for an autonomous vehicle. The Nissan Leaf electric car successfully negotiated a section of the Sagami Expressway in Kanagawa prefecture...

  • Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype
    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Tests Company’s Autonomous Car: Video

    Nissan has promised to launch a fully autonomous car by 2020 and is committed to eventually offering the option on its full lineup of cars. Currently, the automaker is trialing a number of its Leaf electric cars fitted with its autonomous technology, just like the one featured in the video above...

  • 2014 Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans Garage 56 electric race car
    Nissan Reveals ZEOD RC 2014 Le Mans Race Car: Video

    This odd-looking, four-wheeled contraption is Nissan’s electrified race car that will compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014 in the event’s ‘Garage 56’ entry for technically advanced, innovative vehicles. Nissan confirmed in February it will be making an official return...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric race car
    Nissan Gives Update On Leaf Nismo RC Electric Racer: Video

    The use of pure electric cars in motorsport is coming. In fact, the FIA already has a sanctioned event, the Formula E Championship, which starts next year. So, whether you’re a fan of electric cars or not, you’ll increasingly see them making headlines on performance sites like this one...

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car

    Automotive news topics in January are typically dominated by the cars and concepts being unveiled each year at the Detroit Auto Show, and this coming January should be no different. However, there is another important auto show taking place in the first month of every new year, and that’s the Tokyo Auto Salon. For those unfamiliar with the Tokyo Auto Salon, it is a Mecca for tuning companies, especially those specializing in Japanese models. Like SEMA in the U.S., and the Essen Motor Show in Germany, the Tokyo Auto Salon is no longer the exclusive domain of aftermarket tuning firms but...

  • Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car
    Nissan Builds Its Own Leaf-Based Autonomous Car

    While Google and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) may be the two names most closely associated with autonomous vehicles, they’re hardly the only organizations working on self-driving cars. Ceatec Japan is an annual conference highlighting the latest advances in...

  • Infiniti LE Concept at New York Auto Show, April 2012
    Infiniti Zero Emission Concept: New York Auto Show Live Shots

    A day before Infiniti's New York Auto Show press conference, the wraps were pulled to tease the luxury brand's show concept. What's been released so far is that this concept is an all-electric four-door sedan, based on Nissan Leaf underpinnings; expect seating for five, and a well-packaged...

  • BMW laser headlight technology
    The Top Car Tech Of 2011

    We'll likely look back on 2011 as the year that the app truly entered our automobiles, becoming integrated with our Bluetooth-connected smartphones and, in some cases, fully integrated with vehicle infotainment systems. But in looking to name the top tech—and the top tech stories—of...

  • Wireless charging mat  -  Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf Goes Wireless: Charging Mat Under Development

    If you're thinking about making the transition to an electric car, one of the more daunting aspects about ownership might be the idea of plugging in. Although stepping out in the rain to hook up a public charger is arguably a lot safer than the gasoline you might have dripped on your fingertips, it...

  • The Nissan Leaf Nismo concept
    2011 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

    Nissan’s tuning arm, Nismo, has already built a full-on race car version of the Nissan Leaf, and has even used it to run demonstration laps prior to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was only a matter of time before Nismo turned its attention to the road going version of the Leaf, and Nissan...

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