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Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts: Video
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»

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»

2013 Mazda CX-9
2013 Mazda CX-9, 2013 Dodge Dart Aero, McLaren P1: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Kia revealed the new Rondo and we took a look at Cadillac's "virtual bumpers." We discussed the future of in-car technology and the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero received EPA fuel economy ratings. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. AAA...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
Gas Prices, Mercedes Recall, 2014 Kia Soul, Fisker Fires: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media Fisker issued a comment regarding the latest Karma fire and we spied the 2014 Kia Soul. Mercedes-Benz recalled the 2012-2013 M Class and Top Gear USA returns with new episodes. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Are Volvos and Acuras...Read More»

Teen driver
2014 Cadillac CTS Spied, Car Shopping Experience, Speed Traps: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we spied the 2014 Cadillac CTS and 2014 Mazda6. Lexus announced the new 2013 LS will be revealed on July 30. And also, you shouldn't speed through Springdale, Utah. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We found out why one man sold his...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Curious About Electric Cars? Try Renting One First

When hybrids like the Toyota Prius became commonplace earlier this century, they generated a lot of buzz. And so, Enterprise Holdings added hybrids to its fleets at Alamo, Enterprise, and National rental car outlets. Unfortunately, no one wanted to rent them. According to an article in the New York...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Preview, Mercedes SLS AMG GT Revealed: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we previewed the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek and Mazda is going racing with its new diesel engine. McLaren revealed a power upgrade to the MP4-12C and Nissan released new lease pricing for the 2012 Leaf. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS
Jeep Compass Dead, Cadillac's CUE, 2012 Passat TDI: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chrysler Town & Country is going to morph into a crossover and a Nissan Leaf beat a Nissan 370Z in a drag race. We give an update on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI's Six-Month Road Test, and Jeep is killing the Compass. All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
2013 Dodge Dart Reviewed, 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG Driven, Disney: Car News headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Norway loves the Nissan Leaf and Bosch speaks up regarding the future of diesels. A rare Aston Martin is heading to auction and the 2014 Jaguar F-Type will have a V-8 engine option. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Disney showed off...Read More»

2013 Nissan Sylphy, Beijing Auto Show
2013 Nissan Sentra, Steven Tyler, Bentley SUV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, New Jersey outlawed road rage and we compared the Nissan Leaf against the new Ford Focus Electric. You can now repent for your sins at a drive-thru in Florida and we spotted the McLaren F1 successor. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a given; frankly, it’s the price of entry for a family vehicle. And for 2012, those new priorities are showing: There...Read More»

Japanese travel poster
Japan’s Design And Tech Prowess Remerge At Tokyo, As Trade Woes Worsen

By all accounts, 2011 has been a very hard year for the Japanese auto industry. With the natural disaster of the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, as well as the Fukushima catastrophe and energy crisis that followed, muddled later in the year by supplier issues related to flooding in...Read More»

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