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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.

By John Goreham on April 22, 2019 - 12:28PM
We test the Nissan Rogue SV crossover on a 1,500-mile tour of America's West.
By Denis Flierl on March 27, 2019 - 8:16AM
Will a new Mitsubishi Raider mid-size truck share the new Nissan Frontier platform?
By John Goreham on March 14, 2019 - 4:51PM
Behavior mapping is now commonplace in our affordable cars. Telematics is now universal. Stopping impaired driving would be easy.
By Al Castro on March 11, 2019 - 6:11AM
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.
By Al Castro on February 28, 2019 - 5:09AM
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.
By Al Castro on February 27, 2019 - 6:36AM
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.
By John Goreham on February 13, 2019 - 4:36PM
Here is your guide to the cars that have the highest devaluation in the United States. These models make great used purchases.
By Al Castro on February 11, 2019 - 3:45PM
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.
By Damien Ludwick on January 31, 2019 - 3:55PM
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.
By John Goreham on January 21, 2019 - 3:09PM
The morning after a winter storm you find that your car, truck, or crossover is vibrating like crazy. Don't panic. It could be this simple cause and it has a simple remedy.
By Armen Hareyan on December 11, 2018 - 8:48AM
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.
By John Goreham on November 19, 2018 - 11:25AM
The leader of Nissan and Renault has been arrested after an internal investigation.
By Armen Hareyan on October 29, 2018 - 8:08AM
Robert Ouimet, a 2018 Nissan Leaf owner from Canada, shares his experience of putting a roof rack on a 2018 Leaf and what he has learned from installing it.
By Mary Conway on October 7, 2018 - 12:10AM
Consumer Reports ranked a number of different automated driving systems and gave Nissan's ProPILOT Assist points for keeping drivers eyes on the road.
By Al Castro on September 4, 2018 - 6:35PM
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.
By Marc Stern on September 3, 2018 - 4:55PM
If there's one thing that few electric vehicle supporters talk about it is the problems with speedy charging stations. The stations not only generate heat but there is also the potential of fires. Granted, the manufacturers will control the problems, but, how much can they do it?
By Denis Flierl on August 29, 2018 - 3:15PM
Nissan announced pricing on the 2019 Frontier. The outdated model sticks around other year.
By Denis Flierl on August 25, 2018 - 9:27AM
The 2018 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup could be the best truck value in America. See why it’s a good choice even though it’s outdated.
By John Goreham on August 22, 2018 - 1:16PM
The new Nissan Leaf is dramatically better than the outgoing model. What may be most interesting though is the shockingly low cost to buy one.
By Al Castro on August 22, 2018 - 6:54AM
Do you know what's the best app to find charging stations for electric cars? PlugShare seems to be the app by which all others are compared to, if you want to find free EV charging stations near you.
By Al Castro on August 2, 2018 - 10:24AM
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.
By Denis Flierl on August 2, 2018 - 7:52AM
Nissan begins building the new-generation 2019 Frontier, but Argentina gets it done before US.
By Al Castro on July 24, 2018 - 10:58PM
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 is about to change all of this on both sides of the big lake.
By Jordan Yan on July 18, 2018 - 10:26PM
This Nismo Juke is the quirky, peppy, and fun car you didn't know you wanted.
By Al Castro on July 17, 2018 - 12:05PM
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.
By Jordan Yan on July 9, 2018 - 5:38PM
As Nissan continues to increase engine size with the 400Z to keep up with the horsepower wars, it should consider other ways to bring the Z back to the forefront and make it relevant again.
By Denis Flierl on July 9, 2018 - 8:00AM
Should you wait for the next-generation 2019 Nissan Frontier? The 2018 Model could be your best buy now.
By Denis Flierl on July 8, 2018 - 7:55AM
See how the new Nissan Rogue with ProPILOT helps ease driver fatigue.
By Armen Hareyan on July 7, 2018 - 8:19AM
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.
By Armen Hareyan on July 6, 2018 - 12:15PM
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.