Chinese Nissan LEAF Goes On Sale in September as Venucia e30

Chinese Nissan LEAF Goes On Sale in September as Venucia e30

Dongfeng Nissan announced that the Venucia e30 (the Chinese version of the Nissan LEAF) electric vehicle, will be sold in the retail market beginning in September. The company has already started EV pilot programs in the cities of Guangzhou, Xiangyang and Dalian,...
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NHTSA Investigates Nissan LEAF EV Fire

NHTSA Investigates Nissan LEAF EV Fire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating whether a EV charging unit damaged a Nissan LEAF and led to a fire poses a safety hazard. Last week, the NHTSA said the agency is opening an investigation into the 50 Bosch Power Xpress...
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Nissan Japan: LEAF Sales Up Almost 1/3 in First Quarter

Nissan Japan: LEAF Sales Up Almost 1/3 in First Quarter

Nissan has delivered over 1,000 LEAFs in Japan once again. In March 2014, exactly 1,201 LEAFs were delivered, which is over 77% growth over the March 2013 sales number of just 676. Since the beginning of 2014, Nissan has sold 4,345 LEAF sales in the first quarter...
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2014 Nissan LEAF Compares Strengths to 2014 Chevy Volt

2014 Nissan LEAF Compares Strengths to 2014 Chevy Volt

Comparing a hybrid to an all-electric vehicle probably doesn’t seem fair, but the team at Ingram Park Nissan encourages drivers to educate themselves on the strengths and capabilities of two of the most significant styles of fuel-saving vehicles. While the...
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Nissan Recalls LEAF Vehicles for Air Bag Software Fix

Nissan Recalls LEAF Vehicles for Air Bag Software Fix

The 2013 and 2014 models of Nissan’s electric vehicle, the LEAF, are being recalled by the automaker in order to address an issue with the airbag sensor software. According to the Washington Post, 29,165 LEAF electric vehicles have been recalled so far. In the...
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2014 Nissan LEAF Remote Functions [VIDEO]

2014 Nissan LEAF Remote Functions [VIDEO]

It’s time to take a look t remote functions. The LEAF incorporates a communication device called the Telematics Communication Unit, or TCU. If equipped, connection between this unit and the NISSAN CARWINGS™ Data Center allows owners to operate certain remote...
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Nissan LEAF Aids Kingsport Police Department Go Green

Nissan LEAF Aids Kingsport Police Department Go Green

  An all-electric Nissan LEAF has been in service with the Kingsport Police Department for almost a month now. It is currently being used by KPD Code Enforcement Officer Melanie Adkins for her daily duties. The Nissan LEAF was purchased partly due to funds...
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[VIDEO] The 2014 Nissan LEAF’s Charging Functions

[VIDEO] The 2014 Nissan LEAF’s Charging Functions

  Charging a Nissan LEAF is as simple as 1-2-3. However, there are certain instructions a driver must know in order to get the best charging results. There are three different methods for charging an electric vehicle – Normal, Trickle and Quick Charge...
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A Look at the 2014 Nissan LEAF’s Interior Storage [VIDEO]

A Look at the 2014 Nissan LEAF’s Interior Storage [VIDEO]

If you haven’t had the chance to test-drive or take a look at the interior design of a 2014 Nissan LEAF, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Luckily, Nissan was kind enough to film a video showcasing the interior storage of the all-electric...
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AAA Report Shows Extreme Temperatures Decrease Battery Life in Electric Cars

AAA Report Shows Extreme Temperatures Decrease Battery Life in Electric Cars

A new study from AAA has shown that electric vehicles have less than half the battery life in frigid winter temperatures as they do when temperatures are warmer. AAA tested three electric vehicles — a 2013 Nissan LEAF, a 2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV, and a 2014 Ford...
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