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Nissan to finally (?) offer cold weather package on all U.S. Leafs

The Nissan Leaf's cold weather package consists of a temperature management system for the vehicle's lithium-ion battery pack, heated front and rear seats, steering wheel, outside mirrors and an HVAC duct to rear seating area. We know this because it was listed on Nissan's "Feature a

Video: Nissan Leaf commercial promotes the value of zero

Nissan Leaf: The Value of Zero commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump

Coming from Jaguar, Switch EV trial driver calls Nissan Leaf a "winner"

Nissan has finally delivered fourteen of its Leafs to England's Switch EV project. The trial, which began back in September of 2010, gives drivers first-hand experience in electric vehicles. Selected participants essentially own one of the Switch EV vehicles for six months and are asked to report on their encounters on a regular basis. Mick English

Nissan restarts Oppama plant; Leafs rolling down the line once again

Nissan has restarted production at its Oppama, Japan plant. For the first time since the tremendous quake rattled Japan on March 11th, the lines at the Oppama facility are rolling and Nissan Leafs are trickling out of the plant's doors. As the sole production site for the Leaf – at least until Nis

Nissan Leaf available to rent at Enterprise in Santa Monica, CA

Been meaning to get behind the wheel of an electric car? You can do just that at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which now offers the Nissan Leaf for daily and weekly rentals at its Santa Monica, CA site. Located at 1702 Santa Monica Blvd and equipped with a ClipperCreek charging station, this particular Enterprise rental location is ready to assist in fulfilling your dreams of driving a battery-powered vehicle.

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander: buying a Nissan Leaf is "patriotic"

Soon after taking delivery of his shiny black Nissan Leaf (as promised), Tennessee's Lamar Alexander, an outspoken Republican Senator who strongly supports plug-in vehicles, said:

Report: UK government says Nissan Leaf's pedestrian warning system has to go

Late last year, Nissan unveiled its "Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians" (VSP), a technical name for the noise-adding system found on the automaker's Leaf electric vehicle. Introduction of a pedestrian warning system on near-silent vehicles like the Leaf has been the subject of muc

Nissan blames Leaf price hike in UK on falling pound

Last Thursday, we reported that the UK price of the Nissan Leaf will rise by 6.9 percent starting March 1st. That increase equates to an increase of £2,000 ($3,238 U.S. at the current exchange rate), driving the Leaf's MSRP way up to $50,310 before incentives. Initially, Nissan attributed the bulk of the Leaf

Ouch: Nissan raises Leaf MSRP in UK by £2,000 ($3,238 U.S.)

Beginning March 1st, the price of the Nissan Leaf in the UK will rise by 6.9 percent, which equates to an increase of £2,000 ($3,238 U.S. at the current exchange rate), driving the Leaf's sticker price up to approximately $50,310 before incentives. According to Nissan, the price increase is mainly due to rising costs of raw materials, which somehow impacts the Leaf's sticker price more than the

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