Skip to main content

2013 Nissan Leaf [w/video]

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It Look at the 2013 Nissan Leaf – even one parked next to a 2012 model – and you'll be hard-pressed to spot the differences. Changes and updates have been made, but you have to know the details to tell. It's sort of like listening to a hipster tell you why Interpol and The National have completely different sounds. Nissan says it didn't reinvent the Leaf because what the company has created is working. Over 25,000 Leafs have been sold in the US – 62,000 around the world – since the car went on sale in late 2010. That may not sound... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
AC synchronous motor
Power:
107 HP / 187 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single-Speed
Base Price:
$28,800
As-Tested Price:
$36,910
  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Study: Survey says $25k barrier is a problem for EVs
    1385931600

    The majority of consumers are more or less priced out of the market. Electric cars are gaining popularity with the general public, but are they still too expensive? According to a survey 1,084 consumers by Navigant Research, a consulting firm located in Boulder, CO, 71 percent want their next car to cost under $25,000, while 41 percent won't go a cent ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf passes autonoumous driving test on Japanese highway [w/video]
    1385506380

    We're not sure how to translate "ghost-riding the whip" in Japanese, but Nissan appears to have mastered the concept. Earlier this week, the Japanese automaker tested a self-driving Nissan Leaf electric vehicle on public roads for the first time and proclaimed the exercise a success in driverless motoring. Nissan equipped the vehicle with its so-called ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf will blow into China as the Venucia Morning Wind
    1385420040

    The name for the Chinese version of the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a real touchy-feely vibe to it, if you can get past the snickering. The Japanese automaker and its Chinese collaborator, Dongfeng, will sell the EV as part of the partnership's Venucia advanced-powertrain sub-brand. The companies used the recent Guangzhou Auto Show to announce that the ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    The mystery of the Chevy Volts that go more electric miles than Nissan Leafs
    1385328000

    When it comes to the country's two most popular plug-in vehicles, a premium-gas-powered security blanket can make the difference of about four all-electric miles a day. That's the crux of the US Department of Energy's EV Project Vehicle Summary Report for the second quarter of 2013 on how drivers use the Chevy Volt (PDF) and Nissan Leaf (PDF). In a ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Tokyo: Nissan Leaf Aero Style wears new body kit in Japan
    1385056800

    Here we have the Nissan Leaf Aero Style, which the automaker says "offers 100% electric vehicle performance in a new stylish and sporty shape." We call it a Nissan Leaf with a not-terribly-attractive body kit and two-tone wheels. Suffice it to say, it's not much like the conceptual version Nissan showed off at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2011... Our ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan ready to increase Leaf production in Tennessee
    1385046120

    With demand up and supply thinning, Nissan plans to practice a bit of Economics 101 by turning the production spigot for the all-electric Leaf clockwise at its Tennessee factory. Nissan is preparing to increase US production of the Leaf after a price cut early this year substantially boosted demand, Reuters says. Additionally, Nissan executive Jose Munoz ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan reveals production e-NV200 electric van, fiscal 2014 deliveries expected
    1384554660

    Nissan previously confirmed its all-electric e-NV200 delivery van would arrive in 2014, and now it has released the first image of the production model and confirmed that the Leaf-like commercial vehicle will officially arrive in Japan in fiscal 2014. That means if Nissan's fiscal year matches the one used by the Japanese government (as it appears to), ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf puts the Guam in going global
    1384470000

    It took a while, but chalk up another island conquest for the Nissan Leaf. The world's best-selling electric vehicle has made it to Guam, and the reaction there is apparently quite warm. A Nissan dealer on Guam offered test drives in the car earlier this month, and people were eager to test it out in a place where gas is around $5 a gallon, according to ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt
    1383872340

    Each time is like the first time. That's the challenge – read: opportunity – that Nissan has whenever it brings the all-electric Leaf to a new market. For the EV's South African debut, the local Nissan arm decided that humor would be the best way to teach people about the new car with the new powertain. The gist of the two-minute ad, which ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    October 2013: The Doldrums Continue Edition
    1383684840

    Anyone hoping September's flatlining of US green-car sales was an aberration will be disappointed. October's numbers are in and they're not much better. With gas prices working their way down from their summertime highs, Americans continued to show tempered enthusiasm for hybrids, plug-ins and diesels, as October green-car sales rose just 4.3 percent from ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf is Norway's best-selling car; EVs on top two months in a row
    1383584100

    Norwegians are taking to electric vehicles like Germans take to David Hasselhoff and Iraqis take to Lionel Richie. Whatever the reason, we won't complain about the results. The Nissan Leaf was Norway's best-selling car in October, the month after the Tesla Model S held the same title, Reuters says. Nissan sold 716 Leafs in Norway last month, which may ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf move combined 4,024 units in October
    1383322800

    The sales story of the two longest-running plug-in vehicles in the US is reaching an equilibrium for 2013. We've mentioned the past few months that the running annual totals for the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt were nearly identical. As of the end of September, they were 16,760 for the Volt and 16,076 for the Leaf. The November numbers are now in, and ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    More men like Tesla EVs, more women are buying electric Nissan Leafs
    1382716440

    When humanity reaches the stars, it looks like the all-electric Nissan Leaf will sell well on Venus while the Tesla Model S EV will be snapped up pretty quickly on Mars. Unfortunately, there are charging stations on neither planet. In a somewhat lighthearted look at who's buying electric vehicles, we learn that the percentage of Nissan Leaf buyers that ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Nissan Leaf with double battery capacity tested in Spain's ECOseries
    1382543940

    In one of the quieter examples of a car's powertrain getting souped up, Nissan has doubled the size of the battery pack in an all-electric Leaf to better compete in Spain's ECOseries driving competition recently conducted by the Catalan Automobile Federation (FCA) at the Barcelona Technical Centre. Nissan stuffed a 48-kWh lithium-ion battery pack in a ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Report: Demand for electric car rentals unplugged by range anxiety
    1381874520

    It's the hurdle that electric vehicles must clear to be launched into the mainstream: range anxiety. But this time it isn't prospective customers who worry about running out of juice, Bloomberg reports, but renters who return to car rental agencies before their lease is up and trade their EVs in for more traditional gasoline-powered autos and gas-electric ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Global electric vehicle sales will jump 48% each year through 2020
    1381535400

    If ABI Research is correct, our monthly math fest that is the green car sales report will soon take longer to add up. That's because ABI's recent report says that almost 2.4 million battery-electric vehicles will be sold worldwide in 2020, estimating that EV sales (excluding plug-in hybrids and extended-range plug-ins) will jump 48 percent a year through ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Tesla Model S EV becomes Norway's best-selling car in September
    1381420260

    It's not just the best-selling electric vehicle. It's not just the best-selling green car. Nope, the Tesla Model S EV managed to hit the top of Norway's list of all vehicle sales in September, Agence France-Presse reports, citing Norwegian research firm Opplysningsraadet for Veitrafikken (OFV). In raw numbers, it's not a lot of cars. Norwegians bought ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Video: Watch Nissan's autonomous Leaf in action
    1381093080

    Getting its semi-autonomous Leaf legalized in Japan was just the first step. Now, Nissan is giving demonstrations of what its fully autonomous car is capable of at this year's Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) show – Japan's equivalent to America's Consumer Electronics Show. To show off the possibilities of its technologies, ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Translogic whips Nissan Leaf Nismo RC around the track
    1380930960

    It wasn't exactly NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon scaring the bejesus out of an unsuspecting car salesman in a Pepsi-sponsored prank, but the racetrack laps that our friends over at Translogic featured of the Nissan Leaf-based Nismo racer certainly look plenty fun, especially for the enthusiastic driver. Besides the track time, Translogic interviewed Shoichi ...

  • 0
    Nissan Leaf
    Why the 'US-built' 2013 Nissan Leaf is 85% 'foreign'
    1380729960

    Interesting news for anyone happy to see Nissan build its all-electric Leaf in America – its components are coming mainly from overseas. While the percentage of domestically produced parts in next year's Leaf will be increasing, this is a good example of how the idea of a US-made car doesn't mean as much as it used to. Only 15 percent of the ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle