Real Life TRON: The Glow-In-The Dark Nissan Leaf Drives A Glowing Road

What do you do when you’re Nissan and you just put the world’s first ultraviolet-energized glow-in-the-dark paint on a Leaf? Drive it on the Netherlands’ glow-in-the-dark motorway, of course. It’s like TRON, but in real life. All it needs is some Daft Punk. » 3/20/15 10:44am 3/20/15 10:44am

The Nissan Leaf's Glow-In-The-Dark Paint Is Kind Of Awesome

I don't know about you, but I wake up every morning disappointed that my world doesn't look like Tron. Maybe I'll buy a Nissan Leaf to spice things up a bit. The automaker's UK arm showed off its electric car with the world's first ultraviolet-energized paint as an option, which will make it glow at night. Neat! » 2/12/15 12:40pm 2/12/15 12:40pm

The One Screwup That's Killing Japan's Electric Car Dream

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/15/14 9:30am 9/15/14 9:30am

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

There are many reasons for considering making an electric car the next car you buy or lease. Besides the many environmental benefits, the promise of energy security, the silky-smooth driving experience with instant torque available without delay and low maintenance, one of the best characteristics of electric… » 8/27/14 3:29pm 8/27/14 3:29pm

IIHS Says the Mazda 5, Fiat 500L And Nissan Leaf Crash Really Badly

While most small cars performed well in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's latest crash tests, family cars such as the Mazda 5 or the Fiat 500L and the world's most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf left a lot to be desired. Ouch! » 7/30/14 2:40pm 7/30/14 2:40pm

Here's How The Nissan Leaf Is Built From Recycled Fridges And Clothing

The biggest question surrounding the environment impact of zero emission cars is always the amount of energy and natural resources manufacturers use to build them. Nissan's answer to that is recycling. » 7/09/14 9:25am 7/09/14 9:25am

Japanese Sci-Fi Battle Nissan Leaf Is Best Nissan Leaf

While the Nissan Leaf is fine at putting around town on electric power and making you feel like you're saving the planet, it's not exactly what you'd call badass. But it can be if it's given the right purpose. Fighting giant monsters in Japan, for example. » 6/11/14 12:05pm 6/11/14 12:05pm

Nissan Reaches New Level Of Bullshit With 'Scent Of The Future'

After trying to replicate human skin to make car interiors feel more natural, Nissan continues by creating the scent of a zero emissions future. That's right, with the Leaf. » 12/12/13 12:20pm 12/12/13 12:20pm

Norway Loves The Nissan Leaf More Than Tesla's Model S Now

In September, Norwegians bought more Tesla Model Ss than any other car – even only 616 were shifted. But it got to the point where the wait list is so long that Teslas are selling for more used than new there. It turns out, though, that it's not necessarily a Tesla-Norway love affair. » 11/03/13 3:00pm 11/03/13 3:00pm

Turns Out No One Wants To Rent An Electric Car

Guess Nissan doesn't have to worry about the Leaf becoming the ubiquitous rental car anytime soon. Leafs on lots across the country are gathering dust because even rental customers have range anxiety. » 10/14/13 12:20pm 10/14/13 12:20pm

The Nissan Leaf NISMO RC Is A Legit EV Racer

I'm proud to be one of the few people to have have tracked a stock Nissan Leaf. This is sort of like being proud to be one of the few people who've entered a Pomeranian in a dog fight — at best, people may look at you with disgust. But now I've driven the Leaf NISMO RC, and I know a track-worthy Leaf is possible. » 8/28/13 1:30pm 8/28/13 1:30pm

Could The Infiniti Q30 Be The Next Integra?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/08/13 9:16am 8/08/13 9:16am

NISMO Nissan Leaf Is The Leaf I Wanted At The Drag Strip

It looks like Nissan's future-predicting brain implants work, since they seem to have taken my desires for a faster Leaf from this past Saturday's drag racing and turned it into a bunch of parts that make the Leaf must less embarrassing on the track. And probably the road. » 6/26/13 10:04am 6/26/13 10:04am

What It's Like To Drag Race An Electric Car

Quiet. Weirdly quiet. That's probably the most striking thing. And, while I'd hesitate to say "fast," it wasn't quite as slow as you might think. But still pretty slow. Pretty very slow. » 6/25/13 4:05pm 6/25/13 4:05pm

This Nissan Leaf Ad Will Fix All Of Sim City's Horrible Problems


Great news everyone! Remember that game you all so loved, the new SimCity, what with its always-on requirements, Orwellian DRM, small scale, and general unpleasantness? Well now you can make it even better, with the first free downloadable content — a Nissan Leaf ad! » 4/27/13 2:49pm 4/27/13 2:49pm

Nissan's In Hot Water With Leaf Owners In Hot-Ass Arizona

This week marks the beginning of U.S. production for the 2013 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, something the automaker excitedly announced in a press release today. But while workers in Smyrna, Tennessee gear up to make the cars and their batteries, a group of owners in Arizona say they're still angry with the way their… » 1/09/13 3:40pm 1/09/13 3:40pm

Electric Car Owners Fight Like Children On The Internet Just Like The…

The debate over how far you can drive in an electric car is one that will likely take years to resolve, if ever. Think of it as a modern day equivalent of the '60s horsepower wars, or the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms race — only not that badass. » 10/11/12 10:00am 10/11/12 10:00am

Conclusive Proof That The Nissan Leaf Doesn’t Save Nature

Hey Mother Nature, you thought electric cars were going to save you and all of your wonderful wilderness creatures? FALSE. They're going to EAT THEM. » 8/24/12 10:00am 8/24/12 10:00am

This Stretched Nissan Leaf EV Is Perfect For Limousine Liberals

Further proof that people buy eco-friendly cars for their luxury and not for their economy came today when the Embassy Suites hotel in Nashville, Tennessee started to run their eight-passenger Nissan Leaf shuttle. Granola-crunchers, your limo has arrived. » 7/18/12 2:40pm 7/18/12 2:40pm