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2017 Nissan Leaf Vs. 2017 Ford Focus Electric: Compare Cars
2017 Nissan Leaf Vs. 2017 Ford Focus Electric: Compare Cars

Nissan's Leaf and Ford's Focus Electric represent two very different answers to the same question: What should a compact hatchback electric car look like? For many years, looks took a second place to electric range, where the Leaf had a decisive advantage—but that's no longer the case for...Read More»

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Nissan Leaf vs. Volkswagen e-Golf: Compare Cars

The Nissan Leaf is by far the best-selling electric car in the world, with almost 250,000 units sold as of mid-2016. But it's only one among a handful of all-electric, five-seat small cars sold in the U.S. Other five-door compact hatchbacks include the BMW i3, the lower-volume Ford Focus Electric...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]
Nissan upgrades base Leaf S to 30 kwh battery, boosts price

Nissan quietly added the larger-capacity 30 kwh battery to all versions of its Leaf electric car a couple of weeks ago, a move that adds 23 miles of range to the entry-level S trim level. But it wasn't a free upgrade. Instead, Nissan has boosted the Leaf S base price from $29,860 to $33,300. Both...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima
3.7 million Nissan, Infiniti, Chevrolet vehicles recalled for passenger airbag problems

Nissan has issued two recalls affecting more than 3.7 million vehicles registered in the U.S. Most are Nissan and Infiniti models, though the Chevrolet City Express van is also included because it's based on the Nissan NV200. CHECK OUT: Hyundai Santa Fe Vs. Honda Pilot: Compare Cars Both recalls...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf
2013-2015 Nissan Leaf recalled for braking problem, 46,000 vehicles affected

Nissan is recalling more than 46,000 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles from model years 2013, 2014, and 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a defect that interferes with braking during the colder months. The problem is linked to...Read More»

2016 Nissan Leaf
2016 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Now Rated At 107 Miles On A Charge

In the 2016 Leaf, Nissan has just announced something that may get a lot more households interested: a longer driving range. Thanks to a battery upgrade, this hatchback will be the first affordable all-electric model with an official EPA range of more than 100 miles on a charge. The upgraded...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf
2013-2015 Nissan Leaf Owners Report Brake Problems, Canada Investigates [UPDATE]

In the U.S., numerous complaints about the braking system on the Nissan Leaf have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, NHTSA's colleagues to the north, Transport Canada, have received quite a few complaints of their own, and the agency has...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf Recalled For Electric-Motor Problem

Nissan is conducting a Voluntary Recall Campaign on a small number of 2014 Leaf electric vehicles to replace the inverter assembly. It's the second Leaf recall within recent weeks, after Nissan said it would replace entire cars identified with body-weld issues. ALSO SEE: What Car Should You Really...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
2014 Nissan Leaf Recall Replaces Entire Vehicle, In A Few Cases

Millions of vehicles have been recalled already this year, but no recall has involved the replacement of the entire vehicle--until now. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars were built incorrectly. The missing spot...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts: Video

Although the rivalry between the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt has died off a bit since the cars were introduced in 2010, you can expect things to heat up again when both cars get full redesigns next year. For the all-electric Leaf, Nissan is modeling the Tesla Model S in that customers of the...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...Read More»

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf Owner Spends Day In Jail For Stealing 5 Cents Of Electricity: UPDATED

UPDATE: See below The owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf got quite a shock last month when he was hauled to jail for stealing electricity to charge his car. According to ABC News, police in Chamblee, Georgia received a complaint on Saturday, November 2 about an electric car that was plugged into...Read More»

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rides in an Autonomous Drive Nissan Leaf (November 9, 2013)
Japan's PM Rides In Autonomous Electric Car. When Will Obama Do The Same? (Video)

Over the weekend, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a spin around parts of Tokyo. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be too newsworthy, but this was no ordinary spin: the prime minister was riding shotgun in an autonomous car. In fact, he rode in several autonomous cars -- vehicles built by Honda...Read More»

Lance Armstrong in an ad for the 2011 Nissan Leaf
Lance Armstrong's Love Of Subaru & Nissan: Just More Lies?

Advertising is hard work. You have to sift through mountains of research to identify your target audience. You have to refine your brand to convince that audience to buy your product. And if you rely on a celebrity to hawk your wares, you have to lie in bed wondering if you'll wake up to find...Read More»

Nissan Leaf: Lost Battery Capacity
Nissan Leaf Gets Extended Warranty In Wake Of Consumer Complaints

In May of this year, some Nissan Leaf owners in Phoenix, Arizona noticed that their batteries were losing the ability to hold a charge. Independent tests subsequently proved that electric cars running in hot climates could indeed fall prey to such problems. But despite those increasingly loud...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

1940 Ford Coupe officially licensed reproduction body shell
Tesla Model S Production, 1940 Ford Coupe, Mercedes C Class Cabriolet: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Jay Leno drove the 2012 Tesla Model S and Chevrolet announced the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition. We determine whether the BMW X1 is a hatchback or SUV in our video road test, and Nissan showed off new wireless parking and charging technology. All this and more in today's...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf Spy Shots
2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf
2013 Ford Fusion, Paris Auto Show, Nissan Leaf Battery Loss: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we reviewed the 2013 Ford Fusion and Nissan spoke about the Leaf's battery-capacity loss issue. Tesla geared up for its Supercharger announcement and BMW stopped selling the M5 and M6 due to a oil pump issue. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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