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Better Charging Infrastructure Necessary For Higher Sales

Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn says company could sell 50,000 Leaf EVs a year in the US.

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Trend Echoes New-Car Demand Pace For Electric Vehicle

Nissan Leaf used-car sale prices plunged during the first quarter, while overall used-car prices rose.

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VW's Norway Advertising Push Was Key

Volkswagen e-Golf overtakes Nissan Leaf as Western Europe's best-selling electric vehicle.

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'Self-Portrait' Measures More Than 2,200 Square Feet

Nissan Leaf helps create world's largest glow-in-the-dark painting with its tires.

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Chevy Volt Has Reigned Supreme Since Early 2012

After many years of trailing the Chevy Volt, the Nissan Leaf has finally secured the sales total lead. Until the next-gen Volt arrives in the second half of 2015, anyway.

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Automaker Says Its EVs Are More Reliable Than Gas, Diesel Vehicles

Nissan says only three of 35,000 Leaf electric-vehicle batteries have died on users.

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Milestone Buyer Previously Leased 2013 Leaf

Nissan sells its 75,000th US Leaf electric vehicle in Portland, Oregon

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Nissan enjoys a 95 percent share of the EV market in Holland, which just so happens to have a Smart Highway that glows in the dark just like this Leaf. If ever there was a specific car that was meant to drive on a specific road, surely this is it.

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Used Nissan Leafs, Chevy Volts Available For Fraction of New-Vehicle Price

Prices for used plug-in vehicles plunge on cheap leases, glut of lease returns from 2012.

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In February, Leaf Sales Were 1,198, Volt Down To 693

With the just-released February numbers, we discover that cumulative sales for the Nissan Leaf are 74,590 and the Chevy Volt has 74,592 since 2010.

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Nissan Europe tries out a paint coating that allows an all-electric Leaf to glow in the dark for as long as 10 hours.

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Latest Sales Figures Prove Once Again That New Car Buyers Don't Like January

While January auto sales are always slow, the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf dropped like rocks last month, to almost historic levels.

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Japanese Automaker Is More Than A Third Of The Way To The Federal Incentive Quota

Nissan will likely be first to hit the non-incentive threshold for electric vehicles and is already negotiating with the federal government for a possible extension.

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Prince Charles toured Nissan's Sunderland plant in the UK, where the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is produced.

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Nissan's Infiniti badge again will hold off on mass-production of its electric vehicle in order to focus on overall sales.

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Americans are buying plug-in vehicles during their first four years of mass production at more than twice the rate of hybrid sales 15 years ago.

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Nissan appears more than ready to take on a possible challenge to the success of the Leaf by a production version of the Chevrolet Volt Concept. The Japanese brand is reportedly developing a high-output version of its future EV hatch that could drive 200 miles or more. The huge increase in range is thanks to the latest developments in battery technology that allow for less weight and higher power densities.

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Nissan and NASA have announced a collaboration on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interfaces, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification. Nissan wants to offer such features by 2016, and fully autonomous cars by 2020.

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Annual Totals: 18,805 Volts And 30,200 Leafs

To close out the year, sales of the two most-popular plug-in vehicles in the US kept going in the direction that they had been all year. The Chevy Volt dropped and the Nissan Leaf had another record month.

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At some point in 2015, most likely in the first three months, cumulative sales of the Nissan Leaf will finally reach a higher number than those for the Chevy Volt.

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California EV Company Hits One Billion Kilometer Milestone 1.5 Years Earlier

Just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that its customers have driven over a billion electric kilometers in the four years that the world's best-selling EV has been on the road. That heady milestone means, Nissan says, that the Leaf has saved 180 million kilograms of CO2 emissions around the world.

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