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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 Patrick Rall on January 20, 2011 - 12:41PM
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced that when the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and Coda Electric Sedan begin arriving at their branches later this year, renters who return the vehicle without a full charge will not be hit with addition fees similar to those for returning a gas-powered car with a half-full tank.
By Keith Griffin on January 19, 2011 - 6:19PM
A study by the IBM Institute for Business Value demonstrates that electric vehicle manufacturers may not understand why consumers want them, how much they’re willing to pay for the vehicles, and recharging.
By Patrick Rall on January 14, 2011 - 3:56PM
The 2011 Nissan Leaf began reaching the hands of American consumers in December 2010 as the full scale electric car war begins but while the 2011 Chevy Volt was well represented at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the Leaf was more of an afterthought.
By Patrick Rall on January 14, 2011 - 3:46PM
By Frank Sherosky on January 7, 2011 - 9:57PM
Will your new Ford Focus EV charge faster than that other guy’s new Nissan Leaf? Well, that seems to be the sentiment contained within the latest war of words between Ford and Nissan at CES 2011 and news releases.
By Keith Griffin on January 6, 2011 - 2:19PM
President Barack Obama has signed into law a requirement that hybrids and electric vehicles emit noises the blind and pedestrians can hear to avoid being struck by the vehicles that sometimes run silently.
By Jeffrey Zygmont on January 6, 2011 - 8:36AM
Among the big-three Japan-based auto companies in the United States, Nissan was the biggest winner by far in 2010. Sure, both Honda and Toyota sold more vehicles than Nissan. So both remain larger retailers. But Nissan grew at a much faster pace in 2010. In fact, while Honda and, especially, Toyota struggled to keep up with the recovering pace of U.S. auto sales, and while both lost market share, Nissan performed better than the market at large, and gained share.
By Frank Sherosky on January 5, 2011 - 7:54PM
Automakers have strict ethics guidelines to keep product news secret these days. After all, with all the tech gadgets available today, you have to literally go out of your way not to communicate. So, it’s easy to understand how Renault could have its electric vehicle plans compromised, especially when it’s an alleged inside job.
By Patrick Rall on January 5, 2011 - 2:15PM
Annual sales reports from around the American auto industry are in and with them, we have a clear picture of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in the US market with the Ford F-Series taking the top spot once again.
By Armen Hareyan on January 2, 2011 - 8:39PM
Canada based Lebau says that as the cost of oil keeps increasing, the electric car market seems set to continue its growth, moving from hybrid vehicles to fully electric cars like the Nissan Leaf.
By Patrick Rall on December 30, 2010 - 9:32PM
Former Who’s the Boss hottie Alyssa Milano is showing her support for Mother Nature by buying a new-age electric car but since she wasn’t able to pick between the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf – she bought them both.
By Patrick Rall on December 29, 2010 - 12:51PM
The 2011 Nissan Leaf has reached the point where it is being delivered to customers all over the world and as the first wave of the new electric cars hit Portugal, the country’s Prime Minister became the first world leader to drive the Leaf.
By Patrick Rall on December 23, 2010 - 8:21PM
Over the past week, Nissan USA has delivered 2011 Leaf all-electric cars in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington and yesterday, the Japanese automaker delivered the first consumer unit in the state of Tennessee.
By Keith Griffin on December 22, 2010 - 9:54AM
Coming soon to a country near you: a new global sedan from Nissan. The Japanese automaker unveiled the new model that will be available in 170 countries at a Chinese auto show.
By Frank Sherosky on December 20, 2010 - 1:00AM
The Nissan Leaf to be introduced for 2011 represents the future, but it is only one part of Nissan's two-pronged vehicle strategy. The other part of the company's plan is “Pure Drive,” aimed at developing vehicles with high-efficiency internal-combustion engines (ICEs), transmissions, and hybrid systems.
By Keith Griffin on December 19, 2010 - 11:03AM
The Nissan Versa, a surprisingly good sedan for under $10,000, has received some upgrades for 2011 that is going to make the sub-compact a more compelling car for first-time new car buyers (as well as bargain hunters). You need to drive a 5-speed manual to get the lowest price, though.
By Jeffrey Zygmont on December 12, 2010 - 9:09AM
Nissan sponsors a Saturday lunch and gabfest for lifestyle bloggers in California, aiming to fill Twitter with raves about the re-engineered Quest minivan, which is due to be launched early in the 2011 calendar year.