Nissan says its Leaf batteries will outlast the car by 10-12 years

Nissan says its Leaf batteries will outlast the car by 10-12 years

The company also offers home solar panels and battery options, and like other carmakers such as Honda, it’s looking at ways to use its electric car batteries to store electricity from the grid and return it at the proper times, with revenue back going to the car owners.

Nissan Leaf passes 400,000 mark for global, cumulative sales

Nissan Leaf passes 400,000 mark for global, cumulative sales

These include the Renault Zoe (introduced 2013 with a 22kWh battery and moving to 41kWh in 2016 – around the time the Leaf moved to 30kWh), the two Hyundai BEV models (Ioniq electric in 2016 and Kona electric in 2018), Kia e-Niro (2018), and now the Tesla Model 3.

Nissan confirms Australian pricing and August release of Leaf

Nissan confirms Australian pricing and August release of Leaf

The Driven Australian electric vehicle drivers will be able to get their hands on the new model Nissan Leaf from August, the car maker has confirmed, when the long-awaited latest iteration of the world’s best selling EV will go on sale for just under $A50,000 (plus on road costs).

Nissan reveals price for boosted range Leaf, takes on Tesla

Nissan reveals price for boosted range Leaf, takes on Tesla

The Nissan Leaf Plus will be available in 3 trims – the S, the SV and the SL – all with the same 62kWh battery, increased range and more kick from the improved 160 kW power output from its motor.

The Driven Podcast: Robert Llewellyn’s electric transition from Red Dwarf to Fully Charged

The Driven Podcast: Robert Llewellyn’s electric transition from Red Dwarf to Fully Charged

In this episode of The Driven forecast, Llewellyn shares his love of EVs (he is embarrassed to admit he owns three, including a Tesla Model 3, an old Nissan Leaf and a Hyundai Kona, and is about to take delivery of his Model 3), and his vision for the future.

Nissan Leaf pre-orders hit 3,000 in just one month

Nissan Leaf pre-orders hit 3,000 in just one month

Unlike the Leaf 3.ZERO e+, the basic Leaf 3.ZERO with the 40 kWh battery and standard motor became available almost immediately in Europe, the US and Japan. (Unlike Australia, where we still have to wait for the Leaf 2.ZERO to arrive: which Nissan currently predict as being June this year).

Vehicle-to-Grid Testing Comes to Texas

Vehicle-to-Grid Testing Comes to Texas

“Instead of just doing fixed residential energy storage systems,” Hinson added, “we decided to add the vehicle-to-grid capability to our system aggregator and make that resource available to Austin Energy.” Dispatchable EV batteries Thus far, V2G testing under the project is limited to one 2018 Nissan Leaf, equipped with a 40-kilowatt-hour battery pack, shared by Pecan Street and Austin Energy.

Nissan Leaf wins top Australian award for added range, vehicle-to-grid technology

Nissan Leaf wins top Australian award for added range, vehicle-to-grid technology

The 2019 Nissan Leaf won one of Australia’s most coveted car award on Friday, taking home the ‘Green Innovation’ award handed out in Drive Car of the Year’s yearly accolades for its innovative vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G).

New Nissan Leaf both a car – and a power station

New Nissan Leaf both a car – and a power station

It’s not just an electric car, it’s a power station – that’s the message from Germany where the latest version of Nissan’s Leaf has just been officially approved as a power plant for the German energy market, using vehicle-to-grid technology.

The dirt on clean electric cars is just under the hood

The dirt on clean electric cars is just under the hood

For perspective, the average German car owner could drive a gas-guzzling vehicle for three and a half years, or more than 50,000 kilometers, before a Nissan Leaf with a 30 kWh battery would beat it on carbon-dioxide emissions in a coal-heavy country, Berylls estimates show.

Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf drive EV sales in Canada

Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf drive EV sales in Canada

But these figures are followed closely by sales of the Tesla Model 3—4,295 in fact—which was released onto the Canadian car market only in May 2018.

Nissan turns new Leaf in Australia with boosted range

Nissan turns new Leaf in Australia with boosted range

The new generation Leaf joins a growing number of electric cars from car makers who are at last beginning to take the Australian market seriously, and at prices signifiants lower than the luxury models available recently, even if they remain beyond the means of most consumers.

The Driven Podcast: Chief scientist Alan Finkel on battery EVs and fuel cell EVs

The Driven Podcast: Chief scientist Alan Finkel on battery EVs and fuel cell EVs

Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel has had a close connection to electric vehicles for more than a decade. Finkel owns two electric vehicles of his own – a Nissan Leaf and a Tesla – and loves them.