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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
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    Charges dropped against Nissan Leaf electricity 'thief'
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    The absurd little story of Nissan Leaf driver Kaveh Kamooneh and his brush with the law has apparently come to an end. Kamooneh, who was arrested and thrown in jail because he plugged his electric vehicle into a public middle school outlet without permission, will have the misdemeanor criminal charges ("theft by taking") against him dropped, according to ...

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    This Seattle-area Nissan Leaf owner has already put 100,000 miles on his EV
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    It's not quite in the so-indestructible-its-engine-can-take-a-bullet territory of a classic Dodge Dart, but Steve Marsh's Nissan Leaf has been put through a long-distance wringer. The Washington State driver has surpassed the 100,000-mile mark with his electric vehicle, getting kudos from Washington Governor Jay Inslee as a result. The Pacific Northwest ...

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    Video: Nissan giving away Leaf-shaped air fresheners that smell like the future
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    We had to check our calendar to make sure it didn't read April 1, but since it's not April Fool's Day, we have to assume that Nissan of Europe really has created a special air freshener scent to give away this Christmas. To create this original fragrance, Nissan looked to Dr. George Dodd, a master perfumer and aroma academy scientist who looks a tiny bit ...

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    Six Nissan Leaf EVs power an office in Japan
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    At least now we know the answer to that age-old joke, "How many Nissan Leafs does it take to power an office building?" The answer is a tidy half-dozen. The Japanese automaker has been testing its "Vehicle-To-Building" system, in which the building pulls juice from the cars during the peak-use hours when power is most expensive, and then shoots back some ...

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    Nissan Leaf electricity thief called a liar, 'argumentative,' by local police
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    The plot thickens. The plot of the tale of Nissan Leaf driver Kaveh Kamooneh, of Dekalb, GA, and his arrest for charging his EV at an outlet by a public school, that is. The story has blown up across the Internet, and local authorities have now issued a detailed statement with their side of the story. The statement, by Chamblee City Manager and Police ...

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    Norwegian EV sales remain strong in November
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    Plug-in electric vehicles appear to be more important to Norwegians than they are to people anywhere else in the world. While the actual EV sales numbers lag far behind markets like the United States, the per capita comparison is surprising. In the Scandinavian country last month, about 12 percent of all new vehicle sales were made up of electric ...

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    Nissan Leaf driver goes to jail for 'stealing' 5 cents worth of electricity
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    It is illegal to plug your cell phone into an available outlet on public property? It is illegal to do so with an electric car? In Georgia it is, apparently. Nissan Leaf driver Kaveh Kamooneh, of Dekalb, GA, went to watch his son play tennis at school last month and plugged his EV into an outlet on the outside of the school. A police officer saw him, but ...

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    Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf continue neck-and-neck sales race in November
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    November car sales numbers are trickling in today, and we have basically the same news to report about sales of the two longest-running plug-in vehicles this month as we did last month: people are buying the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt at roughly the same rate. For November, the Leaf managed to come out on top with 2,003 units sold. That compares to ...

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    Nissan tries something new with Leaf EV shoppers in UK
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    Nissan has had an easier time this year than ever before moving its all-electric Leaf EV in the US. Across the Pond, it's a different story, and the Japanese automaker wants to goose sales with a bit of hand-holding for those new to the concept of plug-in vehicles. For starters, anyone interested in the car can borrow a Leaf for 24 hours as a test run of ...

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    Study: Survey says $25k barrier is a problem for EVs
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    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 ...

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    Nissan Leaf passes autonoumous driving test on Japanese highway [w/video]
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    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 ...

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    Nissan Leaf will blow into China as the Venucia Morning Wind
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    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 ...

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    The mystery of the Chevy Volts that go more electric miles than Nissan Leafs
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    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 ...

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    Tokyo: Nissan Leaf Aero Style wears new body kit in Japan
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    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 ...

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    Nissan ready to increase Leaf production in Tennessee
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    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 ...

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    Nissan reveals production e-NV200 electric van, fiscal 2014 deliveries expected
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    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), ...

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    Nissan Leaf puts the Guam in going global
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    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 ...

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    Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt
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    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 ...

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    October 2013: The Doldrums Continue Edition
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    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 ...

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

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