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.
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.
Nissan NV Electric Camper (top) and VW Buzz ID Bus (bottom)

Limited EV Camper Market Options Makes Tesla Create a Camper Mode for its Cars

With all the fast paced changes occurring in the EV world from a Tented Model 3 to a Class 8 Mighty Tesla Semi RV Camper coached by Instagram, has unfortunately left EVers with an inescapable reality: this summer they’re left short handed with few camping vehicle options. What’s presently selling they’re not selling them here in the states. And Teslarites are taking the matter into their own hands.
Chargy EV charger at a street lamp

char.gy's CEO Founder Shares The Secrets of Future EV Charging with Torque News

Electric car ownership will remain a charging station sticking point for urban and apartment dwellers, as fingerpointing tries to blame who is responsible for setting up public and fast charging stations across the US. In the UK, local governments are requiring the installation of open access points for public charging. This is the kind of charging where a payment method is not required on demand at site. A UK EV charging company called char.gy is about to change all of this on both sides of the big lake.
New 2019 Nissan Leaf

Changes are Coming Around the Corner for Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf made changes to its second generation model this year, as they’re obviously trying to expand its market for more customers, particularly younger ones with the electric vehicle/clean energy dynamic. By making the Leaf less ugly and producing different variants for specific purposes, not only makes it more competitive against others like Bolt and Model 3, but it may also create a larger customer base, especially a younger one.
Two systems and methods of chevy volt and nissan leaf battery coolants

Chevy Volt's Liquid Cooled Battery vs Nissan Leaf's Air Cooled Battery: 2 Systems

Chevrolet and Nissan use two different systems to cool their electric cars' batteries. Chevy is using the liquid to cool its batteries in Chevy Volts and Chevy Bolts, whereas Nissan is using the air cooling method to cool Leaf's battery. They both have pros and cons.
2018 Nissan Leaf Battery Charging 1200x900

If You Want Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt/Bolt Check Out How The Battery Is Cooled

Most people only see the electric cars' exterior/interior and features, but aren’t aware about the most essential component - the battery and how it’s cooled. If you are looking to buy a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or a Chevy Bolt you need to know how the battery is cooled.
New White Nissan Leaf 1200x900 size

Nissan Leaf Owners: Beware of a Required Third Charge and if so, Call Nissan!

Nissan Leaf owners in the UK are expressing their dissatisfaction with the actual verses the reported range of their BEVs. Some are reporting problems requiring the car to need a third rapid charge during the course of the day. Many feel that they’ve been mislead to request some kind of compensation, prospective buyers have canceled their sales contracts. Could the charging problem be happening also in the US?

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