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Nissan turns the electric Leaf into a hot hatch with supercar-like acceleration

The Nissan Leaf isn't what comes to mind when you think of a performance car. Nismo wants to change that. It used Leaf parts to create a track-only electric hot hatch called the Leaf Nismo RC that boasts AWD and twin electric motors.
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2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range

Unveiled at CES 2019, the 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ electric car offers a dramatic increase in range over its predecessor -- with more power to boot. But Nissan is still playing catch up with rival automakers.
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How to maximize electric vehicle range (and minimize range anxiety)

Electric cars are more common than ever, but their rise in popularity has led to a new concern for drivers -- range anxiety. Here, we explain what range anxiety is, how to mitigate it, and how to take advantage of charging networks.
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The 2018 Nissan Leaf will be the first car to join the company’s rental program

Japanese users will get the opportunity to test out the Nissan Leaf without having to buy when it joins Nissan's car-sharing service. The service will be launching January 2018 in Japan.
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Nissan Leaf No Charge to Charge program now in 50 U.S. markets

More than 90 percent of U.S. Nissan Leaf owners live within 10 miles of a fast-charging station part of the company's 24- month No Charge to Charge program. Nissan estimates owners can save up to $1,000 in the 24 month period.
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Uber launches 50-car all-electric fleet in London, aimed at curbing air pollution

Uber is testing an all-electric fleet of 20 Nissan Leafs and 30 BYD E6's in London. A three-month impact study may lead to greater deployments and wider charging point availability.
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Apple vs. FBI: Inside the latest polarizing developments

Apple is apparently scurrying to permanently close the loophole -- or backdoor -- that the FBI says they want to exploit with an unhackable version of iOS.
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Nissan’s first range-extender EV is coming next year, and won’t be based on the Leaf

Nissan is reportedly working on its first range-extender electric vehicle to rival Chevrolet's Volt sometime next year. The new model will use a similar setup as BMW's i3 and will be sold adjacent to the Leaf.
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Nissan’s 2016 Leaf boasts 107-mile range with larger, optional battery pack

The 2016 Nissan Leaf gets a 107-mile range thanks to an optional 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Base models keep the old 24-kWh pack, with the same 84-mile range as before. The Leaf gets some tech upgrades as well.
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Nissan unveils a glow-in-the-dark Leaf to shine a light on solar power

Nissan's European arm unveiled a Leaf coated it what it says is environmentally-friendly glow-in-the-dark paint. Don't expect your car to be glowing anytime soon, though, this one is just for demonstration.
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Nissan raids its parts bin to build an electric Leaf pickup truck

Those looking for a zero-emission truck might want to consider cutting the roof off a Nissan Leaf. That's what engineers at the carmaker's Arizona proving ground did, and it came out nicely.
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Man arrested for stealing 5 cents of electricity to charge Nissan Leaf

Definitely one of the strangest arrests involving an electric car, a Georgia man was arrested by local police for stealing a fairly insignificant amount of electricity from a nearby school.
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The rise of the machines: Nissan’s driverless cars to be showroom ready by 2020

Nissan announced today that it has obtained permission to test a driverless car for the first time in Japan. This is a major step in the Japanese automaker’s nefarious plot to dominate the world with autonomous cars by 2020; and is the…
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Just plug in that EV anywhere? Wrong. Vendor battles could shaft drivers

If the US charging systems do pan out to be proprietary, it could be the killer app for the EV industry - as in it will kill it. Customers already hate playing the brand-as-prison game with cell phone service and cable providers. Will it be…
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Ford’s Director of Vehicle Electrification talks plugin politics and the EV future

Digital Trends recently talked with Mike Tinskey, who is Ford's Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, while we drove around green-car crazy Portland, Oregon, in one of Ford's big new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids.
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Is reaching US emissions standards proving to be more of a dream than reality for automakers?

The recent boost in sales incentives for electric vehicles could be another sign of the challenge automakers face to meet future U.S. emission standards, which could lead to even more trouble down the road.
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Bosch offering wireless charging stations to LEAF and Volt drivers… but it’ll cost ya!

Charging an electric vehicle isn't what we'd call a strenuous activity, but Germany-based Bosch still wants to lighten our loads (and bank accounts) with its new wireless charging system.
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Cash incentive wars for EVs now could pay off big time for shoppers down the road

Hoping to make the Volt more enticing, Chevrolet has decided to boost cash incentives on the electric-hybrid to compete with deals being offered on the Nissan Leaf. But could it all help to drive the price point of future EV sales?