Category: Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicles Available Now

Since 2008, we have been covering the electric vehicle market, and things have certainly changed since then.  Back in the day, an electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors, perked international interest with the Tesla Roadster.  Then dozens of concepts, specialized automakers, and eletrofitters rolled in. I remember when it was only the little guys like ZAP,

Electric Cars – The Future has Arrived!

Electric cars. For years they’ve been a pipe dream; an experiment, something for Jeremy Clarkson to laugh at. By 2012 however, that could all change, with the imminent release of a couple of vehicles… Earlier this year, Vauxhall offered its Ellesmere Port staff an opportunity to see the new hybrid car, the Ampera, ahead of

How the Nissan Leaf is Made

This is an educational video about the production of the Nissan Leaf. The battery, inverter, and electric motor modules are manufactured in Zama and Yokohama, Japan. The parts go to their Oppama plant, where the modules are plugged into the Leaf chassis. The Nissan Leaf rolls off the same production line as Nissan’s regular cars,

Nissan Leaf on Top Gear

This is a pretty vanilla review of the Nissan Leaf. Robert Llewellyn makes a nice point about carbon dioxide emissions, that many laymen fail to consider. When comparing the emissions of an electric to a petrol powered vehicle, you have to consider that the combined emissions of the journey from the oil well to the

Fact Sheet: Nissan Leaf

The electric car world is buzzing about the affordable Nissan Leaf, set to go on sale later this year.  Here is a quick rundown of all of the facts you would ever need from Nissan, from dimensions, to charging time, to production plants. NISSAN Zero-Emission Info Business LEAF start of sales: FY2010 in US, Japan

More Pricing Details on Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf, set to be released in select US markets by the end of this year, will be priced at around $25,000 after a $7,500 federal tax credit.  This will be about $7,500 less than the Chevy Volt after tax credits, which will be released about a month beforehand.  In the upcoming weeks, people