The Nissan Leaf is New York City’s newest taxi

Starting in Spring 2012, six Nissan Leaf electric cars will begin service as regular cabs in New York City, bringing all-electric driving to the busy metered masses of Manhattan. It's part of a test program to see how all-electric vehicles fare as taxis with further electrification of the New York City taxi fleet to… » 12/26/11 8:00am 12/26/11 8:00am

Nissan rescues dead electric cars with gas-guzzling diesel trucks

The Nissan Leaf electric car's advertised purpose is protecting the environment. But with an advertised range of 100 miles-per-charge and a propensity for running out of juice early and with little warning, the company's solution in Japan involves chucking that "save the earth" nonsense out the window in favor of a… » 6/08/11 10:30am 6/08/11 10:30am