2018 Nissan Leaf debuts with 150 mile driving range for just 30k

September 6, 2017 by  
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After teasing us for weeks, Nissan has finally unveiled the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf. The new Leaf is completely new inside and out, with single-pedal driving, automation, more power, and most importantly, its driving range has been increased to a more usable 150 miles. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven years since the first Nissan Leaf arrived in 2010. Now seven years later the Leaf is facing much stiffer competition than it originally did. As a result, the new Leaf has been amped up to tackle the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. Related: BMW releases a sportier i3 electric car For starters, Nissan fixed the main concern electric car buyers had with the last generation: its driving range. With a max 107 mile driving range, the current generation Leaf has been overshadowed by the Bolt, Model 3 and even slightly squeezed out by the BMW i3 and 2017 VW e-Golf. With the 2018 Nissan Leaf being able to now travel 150 miles on a single charge, that means the Leaf is now closer to the top of the segment, only to be out done by Tesla and the Chevy Bolt . Under the hood, there’s also a new electric powertrain that now generates 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque. If you want a more powerful Nissan Leaf with a longer driving range, Nissan has confirmed that another more expensive version of the Leaf is coming for 2019. Besides the new electric powertrain, the 2018 Leaf also features new driving technologies. The ProPILOT Assist driver assistance technology allows for semi-autonomous driving on single-lane highways. The 2018 Leaf also comes with Nissan’s new e-Pedal technology, that perfects one-pedal driving. It lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by using only the accelerator. Inside the 2018 Leaf’s seats are covered in seats with vibrant blue stitching and a new 7-inch touchscreen sits in the center console. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also been added. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. and Europe in early 2018. Pricing for the 2018 Leaf in the U.S. will start at $29,990. Images @Nissan + Nissan

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Nissan takes on Tesla in vehicle-to-grid energy tech race

May 17, 2016 by  
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The maker of the Leaf electric car has unveiled a home energy storage system using recycled car batteries, plus a program allowing EV owners to sell power back to the grid.

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The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge

July 3, 2015 by  
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Range anxiety is one of the main things holding electric cars back – but the next generation of electric vehicles will be able to drive farther. Much farther. Nissan just announced plans to give its 2016 Leaf a more powerful battery with a range of 110 miles – and the automaker is also working on a prototype next-generation Leaf that will be able to travel more than 310 miles on a single charge! Read the rest of The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , EV range anxiety , green car , Green Transportation , leaf , lithium ion battery , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , range anxiety

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Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013

January 14, 2014 by  
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Average fuel economy for U.S. vehicles set a record 24.8 miles per gallon in calender year 2013. This is up one gallon over 2012 and an increase of 4.7 mpg since October 2007, the month and year the University of Michigan Transportation Institute began monitoring fuel economy. The increase in fuel economy can be partly attributed to the growing number of electric vehicles and hybrids on the road. Sales climbed to 578,000 units in 2013, up more than 10,000 units from 2012, which represents around 3.7 percent of all new car sales last year. Read the rest of Electrics, Hybrids Help Push U.S. Fuel Economy to Record High in 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric vehicles , fuel economy , fuel efficiency , hybrids , leaf , miles per gallon , NISSAN , Pruis , Toyota , U.S. vehicles , University of Michigan Transportation Institute        

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Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas

October 1, 2013 by  
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Nissan has announced that owners of the all-electric Nissan LEAF</a in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have free, unlimited access to the eVgo network of public charging stations throughout their first year of ownership. So what does that mean? Essentially, anyone who signs up for the new “No Charge to Charge” program will be able to drive for an entire year without having to pay for a single tank of gas! Read the rest of Nissan Says There’s “No Charge to Charge” for New LEAF Owners in Texas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charging stations , Dallas , Dallas electric vehicles , Dallas EV charging , electric car , electric vehicles , eVgo network , fort worth , free EV charging in Texas , green transportation , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , Nissan’s no charge EV network , no charge to charge , texas , Texas electric vehicles        

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Can Victory Bonds open a new front for clean energy?

August 27, 2012 by  
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A new bill in the House of Representatives aims to provide more reliable funding to renewable energy.

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How trucks are changing for the long haul

August 27, 2012 by  
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Forget the Volt, the Leaf, the Prius, even the Tesla. An entirely different transportation revolution is happening when it comes to big rigs.  

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Hotel Chain Creates the World’s First Electric Nissan LEAF Limo in Tennessee

July 18, 2012 by  
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A hotel in Nashville, Tennessee has created this one-of-a-kind electric Nissan LEAF stretched limo. This is probably one of the last cars that you would ever think of seeing converted into a limousine, but the Embassy Suites hotel in Nashville wanted a new green vehicle to shuttle their guests around. “This is the world’s first road-worthy, licensed, street legal electric limousine.” said Trevor Goulding, director of sales for Embassy Suites Nashville South . Read the rest of Hotel Chain Creates the World’s First Electric Nissan LEAF Limo in Tennessee Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , electric car , electric limousine , Embassy Suites , green car , green limousine , green transportation , NISSAN , Nissan electric car , Nissan Leaf , nissan leaf limo

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Electric Vehicles More Climate-Friendly in Some States

April 30, 2012 by  
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Written by Jim Motavalli, Mother Nature Network Does an electric car make sense for you? Well, it may depend on where you live. If the smokestack from your local power plant is emitting coal fumes, chances are the planet would be happier if you…

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

April 20, 2012 by  
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