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Nissan unveiled its new Leaf electric car this evening, but apparently the UK twitter account for the automaker was unaware that the Nissan.com domain is owned by a man who has grown to hate the company, resulting in a rather hilarious mishap.
Here is the 2018 Nissan Leaf, a car we’ve already heard almost everything about. It may look like you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was a Chevy Bolt or a Honda Fit if it got in even the slightest of traffic incidents, but the technology has been improved and it actually seems like a pretty sweet deal.
Nissan, on a mission to end all in-car slap fights, is here to save the day. Never again will you experience slap-inducing rage when a driver stomps the brakes, unless you live outside of Japan or you choose not to buy a Note hatchback. Minor stuff like that isn’t important when you’re ending violence, though.
As other automakers and electric-minded newcomers continue to take a swing at replacing the everyday commuter car with something powered solely with batteries, Nissan seems to be interested in staying in a smaller part of the slowly-growing EV segment with its upcoming next-generation Leaf.
Now, I can’t say that our audience has exactly been hounding us for images of the upcoming redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf, but leaks of yet-to-be-seen are always exciting in their forbidden way, so we may as well have a look at this one, which is unusual in that it seems to be a leak right from the factory.
Nissan’s upcoming next-gen Leaf will introduce a new feature called the e-Pedal, which will allow for a single pedal to be used for accelleration and braking, allowing people to drive with just one pedal. Many people will already be familiar with this method, as it’s just about like driving one of the Autopia cars at…
One thing you don’t think electric cars can typically do is rally. Long distances, probably very few charging stations along the way—it doesn’t really sound like a place where an electric car can flourish. And then there’s this Nissan Leaf.
For customers who wanted an electric car but couldn’t afford to drop the extra dough on the expensive technology, the $7,500 U.S. tax credit was extremely appealing when it came down to considering new car options.
Picture yourself as an environmentally-conscious citizen, one who wants to Do Your Part by purchasing an electric vehicle to reduce your annual fuel consumption. You go to the dealer. They offer you two options: a Nissan Leaf for about $30,000 and a range of up to 107 miles on a full charge, or a Chevy Bolt for a…
We all know used Nissan Leafs are so cheap and so abundant now that Nissan should consider stopping production of new ones. Recently I did a search on Autotrader and found that there were more than a thousand Leafs (Leaves?) for sale nationwide listed for under $10,000. With so much used Leaf inventory everywhere,…
Future electric cars from Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault will share the platform of the Nissan Leaf, according to a report from The Nikkei. The newspaper reports that the companies aim to lower car costs by up to 20 percent with the move, bringing their electric cars closer in price to the gas guzzlers of the world.
Tesla should be used to getting called out by other automakers by now—not that it doesn’t dish out its fair share of industry trash talk from time to time. Now it’s Diarmuid O’Connell, a business development executive, who basically called out the entire field of electric vehicle competition for being boring, claiming…
Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Yesterday, we reported on a significant security hole with Nissan Leafs (and electric eNV200 vans) that would allow some HVAC systems and a good amount of owner data to be accessed via the web. The hole was, pretty much, that there was no real security at all. Happily, it looks like Nissan is taking the issue…
I’ve never really understood the popularity of “unboxing” videos on the internet, as it just seems to be some conceited jerkwad who makes a lot of money talking in monotone and taking a phone out of a box. Well Nissan knows the genre is popular, so it made a dumb video “unboxing” the new electric Leaf.
It has recently come to my attention that used Nissan Leafs are tremendously cheap. Insanely cheap. Ridiculously cheap. So cheap that there are couples currently browsing the aisles at Bed Bath & Beyond, saying to one another: “Honey, should we get these hand towels? Or a used Nissan Leaf?”
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!