Nissan News, Reviews and Pricing

Nissan is one of the world's fastest-growing automakers with a full product line. The company makes nearly every vehicle sold in the U.S. in its American plants. This page publishes the latest news and breaking stories on Nissan, including its iconic Nissan Leaf battery electric car.
2019 Nisan Leaf PLUS SL Front Grille Deep Blue Pearl Color

The Pros, The Cons and The Bottom Line of the 2019 Nissan Leaf PLUS SL

Last week I was reviewing the 2019 Nissan Leaf PLUS SL trim. Here are my pros, cons and the bottom line. The 2019 Nissan Leaf PLUS SL trim has a long EV range. It has a great infotainment system operable with a touchscreen. It has a spacious interior and provides a comfortable drive. Plus, it also has an over-the-air update.
2019 Nissan Leaf PLUS SL Deep Blue Pearl Color Front Side View

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Range and Price Compared to Tesla Model 3 and Other EVs

Last week we at Torque News got our hands at the 2019 Nissan Leaf PLUS and have been enjoying the test-drive. One of the things that people were asking us was how the new Leaf PLUS compares to Tesla Model 3, Hyunday Kona and other popular electric cars in terms of price and range. I decided to tackle those questions in this story.
2019 Nissan Leaf EV

Why EV sales are up in China and Europe but down for the U.S. Except for Tesla

Overall across the globe, EV sales are up, and the future looks bright. But in the U.S. recent changes in national fuel economy and smog requirements have caused EV sales to drop here. Tesla seems to be the only U.S. automaker who is not holding back, and their growing sales numbers show that many buyers want EVs.
Chrysler Concept Cars including the 2020 Imperial and ME Four Twelve Concept Sportscar and the 2020 300

The Renault Chrysler Déja Vú All Over Again! FCA Fiat Chrysler and Renault Agree to Merge into an Electric “LeCar” Alliance!

EDIT 5/27/19- Fiat Chrysler submits formal merger proposals to both boards of directors of FCA and Renault in a 50/50 acquisition. Both companies want to consolidate. The fact is that they really can benefit from each other, so as long as it isn’t about another LeCar econobox or Alliance compact!
The world of battery trays and supercharging from Fenix and Chargehare

Fenix Power and ChargeShare Make a Game Changing Alliance for BEV Batteries and Public Charging Options

Public charging, replacing, and upgrading an ion battery to a BEV apparently got a little easier and maybe even cheaper to do when two startups recently announced they inked a deal to combine their services onto one menu. Fenix Power and ChargeShare, two young companies worth keeping an eye on, are looking to make BEV ownership easier, cheaper, more accessible, and convenient, and believe they’ve found a way to bridge both the new sales and after market parts arenas in the BEV industry.
The Nissan Leaf you’ll someday trade in. Courtesy Nissan.

Why it Still Makes Sense to Buy A Cheap Used Electric Car Like a Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Bolt

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: This is an ongoing mini-series of reports themed “life after Leaf,” where I take a look at what happens when you turn in the keys of a firsthand used BEV like Nissan Leaf after a brand new lease or purchase, to wonder what happens to the car thereafter. There’s such a plentiful amount of them that many will not see a long life, but in this report we take a look at why it makes sense to still buy a cheap used all electric car.
Two Different Opus Camper Vehicle’s Using Leaf Technology

Nissan x Opus and the Air Opus Off Road Pop-Up Camper Make the ex-Leaf Car Organ Donation Idea a Worthy Battery Campsite Cause

I start another mini-series of stories, this time “Life After Leaf,” of several things that can happen when you trade in your Nissan Leaf car, if not the tiny battery from a PHEV or from a smaller ranged BEV, to be repurposed or recycled into something else. In my quest to find electric campers for my social media base, I find this great caravan that uses juice from old Leaf batteries.
Tesla winter driving from Tesla Media. The plug is from torquenews.com

BEV Range Freeze: The Cold Realities of BEV Winter Driving, Summer is Only Half as Bad

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: Extreme weather driving has taken a toll on electric vehicle ranges as we watch BEV owners struggle to stay charged through the winter, their Tesla Model 3 door handles thaw, while the rest watch and learn from their triumphs, trials, and mistakes. I like to say “less is more,” but when it comes to extreme weather driving and batteries, more is more, tiny is workable, keep it plugged in if its 20° F or less, keep it cool over 95° F, and be prepared with options regardless.
EV and ICE gas station pumps

How Cars Like Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf Disrupt Gas Stations

The disruption of the gas station is looming. What will the future gas station look like? Cars like Tesla Model S, Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt will turn the future gas station into a Wall Connector charging your car inside your garage. Most likely it will be two cars load sharing on a charger powered by 14 solar panels.
New White Nissan Leaf

The Date of 60kWh Nissan Leaf's Debut Is Known, but Without Liquid-Cooling

Some German automotive reporters have gathered information about the date when the new 60kWh Nissan Leaf will debut and we already know why the 2019 Leaf didn't debut at the LA Auto Show. However, there seems to be a little disappointment that it will be without liquid-cooling. Many EV drivers were waiting for this feature that the Bolt has.
Tesla Model S

What a Perfect Time to Buy a Used Electric Car! A Glut of EVs on the Used Car Market Makes Them a Steal!

With the continued uptick purchases of trucks and SUVs by US consumers, while global new car sales are slowing down, and gas prices remaining low the last two years, there is now a glut of used EV cars on the market, with bargains to be had if you know where and how to find one for the right price.

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