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    Official: Nissan Leaf available nationwide in March
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    The wait is over. After the initial launch in limited markets at the end of 2010 and a methodical rollout in 2011, the Nissan Leaf will finally be available to order all around the U.S. starting pretty much immediately. Nissan recently sent out an email that reads, in part: Your time has ...

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    Report: Nissan admits Leaf EV launch could have been handled better
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    2011 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Right now, saying that the individuals who pre-ordered Nissan Leaf EVs are a little disappointed about the slow rate of deliveries would easily catapult you to the reigning monarch of the nation of understaters. After the Japanese ...

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    Nissan Leaf snags 99 mpg rating on official EPA sticker
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    As far as we know, the first production Chevrolet Volt models are still awaiting their official EPA stickers. Nissan, though, has received the details on what the government agency has rated its all-electric Leaf at, and it looks good: a combined rating of 99 miles per gallon (equivalent) which ...

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    Nissan announces Leaf rollout plans, 8-year battery warranty
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Plug-in 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA today, Nissan North America's executive vice president, Carlos Tavares, announced that the Leaf's battery pack will be covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty – exactly what ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #187
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    It's Monday afternoon and you know what that means. It's time to submit your questions for this week's podcast. We've got a list of topics to discuss below, starting with a supercar question to get our resident curmudgeon warmed up. Got a question for our intrepid team of podcasters? Now's the ...

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    Rumormill: Nissan considering Leaf-based EV sportscar
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    Nissan is reportedly considering building a sports car based on the electric drive hardware from its new Leaf EV. From a business perspective, it would likely make sense for Nissan to follow the same path set forth by Toyota/Lexus with premium hybrid models, and indeed, the Leaf is already pegged ...

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    Report: Blind group displeased that Nissan Leaf sound can be turned off
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Nissan Leaf is the first of the new batch of electric vehicles to reveal its pedestrian-alert sound. While advocates for the blind are pleased with the introduction of the audible warning, the National Federation for the Blind is ...

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    Nissan Leaf will break the EV silence with a digital whistle [w/video]
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    Nissan Leaf EV sound - Click above for video after the jump
    As we get closer to seeing significant numbers of electric vehicles come to market, various standards are starting to emerge that cover things like how these vehicles are to be charged and how to measure range and equivalent mileage. ...

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    Apple demos Nissan Leaf ad on iPhone 4 with exclusive contest
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    Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th generation iPhone – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One or two of you may have noticed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs "officially" revealed the new fourth-generation iPhone today at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference. What you may not know is that the Nissan ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: 2011 Nissan Leaf sold out
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    If you aren't already on the list to purchase a 2011 Nissan Leaf, you're officially out of luck. During a speech to the Detroit Economic Club today, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that the U.S. market allotment for the first year's production of Leafs is already sold out more than six months ...

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    Report: Hertz to rent Nissan Leaf starting in 2011
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above to for high-res image gallery
    For those of you who aren't quite sure if an electric vehicle is something you can live with, you'll have an easier way to find out early in 2011. According to The New York Times, Hertz – the same company that bid for rival ...

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    Nissan: 6,635 customers have signed up to reserve a Nissan Leaf
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How many people plunked down $99 to register for a Nissan Leaf? According to an email from Nissan, "As of this morning, 6,635 customers signed up to reserve a Nissan Leaf." The reservation line has only been open about 70 hours ...

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    Officially Official: Nissan sending out Leaf registration emails, will take money Tuesday
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    We found an email in our inbox today that should make a lot of long-term plug-in vehicle fans happy. For the first time in about forever, a major OEM is taking orders on an all-electric passenger vehicle. Yes, Nissan is about ready to take your money in exchange for a purchase or a lease on the ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf priced at U.S. $38,500+ in Japan
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    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Interest in, and "pre-orders" for, the Nissan Leaf remains high, but a report from the Japanese newspaper the Mainichi Shimbun might put a damper on things. Apparently, the price for the all-electric car in Japan will be somewhere between ...

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    REPORT: Nissan may offer optional higher-capacity batteries at premium
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like Tesla probably won't be alone in offering different-sized battery packs in its future electric vehicles. At a U.S. launch event for the Leaf electric car on Friday, Nissan product planner Mark Perry told Paul Eisenstein of ...

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    REPORT: Nissan's Ghosn rules out hybrid-only models like Toyota Prius, Honda Insight
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    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Quick, think of a hybrid automobile. Got it? Are you thinking of the Toyota Prius? Pretty much everyone instantly recognizes the well-known profile of the Prius, and it's by far the most popular fuel miser on the ...

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    Bill Ford, AdAge chide GM over 230 MPG Chevrolet Volt MPG projection
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    The Chevrolet Volt's 230 mpg number continues to be questioned. The latest to criticize is Bill Ford, who takes issue not only with the General Motors-approved 230 figure, but also Nissan's claim that its Leaf EV will get 367 mpg. The real culprit here, Ford said, is the EPA's methodology, which ...

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    Nissan to begin retail sales of Leaf EV next year in five major U.S. markets
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    Nissan is wasting little time planning for the release of its Leaf electric car. Perhaps the details of the car's U.S. launch were so slim at launch is because Nissan was waiting for the official announcement of the Obama administration's ...

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