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Nissan tries something new with Leaf EV shoppers in UK

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.

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Nissan ready to increase Leaf production in Tennessee

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,

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Nismo offering Japanese Nissan Leaf owners more range, better performance

Nissan has sold tens of thousands of Leaf EVs around the world, but at least for the moment, only buyers in Japan will get to trick their electric vehicles out with the company's new Nismo Performance Package. The NPP's various modules will improve the aerodynamics, driving performance and even the energy efficiency of your Leaf, thanks to technology built up in Nissan's Sebastian Blanco

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Nissan Leaf resale value expected to take a hit

Nissan Leaf resale values may take a tumble, according to Kelley Blue Book. The vehicle evaluation resource said the 2013 Nissan Leaf will retain around 35 percent of its MSRP after three years; that's down five percent from what KBB gave the 2012 Leaf at the end of 2011. Zach Bowman

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Nissan starts 2013 Leaf production in UK, EV now made on three continents

Building the Leaf in Tennessee helped Nissan sell more of the all-electric car in the US in March than in any other month. The start of production in the UK, in Nissan's Sunderland plant, has been in the planning stages for a while and today's official start of production means the world's best-s

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2013 Nissan Leaf gets 75-mile range (actually 84) in new EPA test

Numbers may not lie, but they sure do get confusing at times. Today's example, the estimated updated energy efficiency numbers for the just-released 2013 Nissan Leaf. The 2012 Leaf was rated at 99 MPGe combined, 106 city and 92 highway with a 73-mile range. The 2013 model gets 130 in the city, 102 on the highway and has a 75 mile range. Sounds like quite the improvement, right?

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Nissan Leaf Nismo headed for production, spec-race series canned?

Remember the Nismo Leaf Nismo Concept show at the Tokyo Motor Show more than a year ago? To refresh your memory, it was a Nissan Leaf gussied up with an aerodynamic body kit, new wheels and a few cosmetic enhancements inside the cabin – the motor and powertrain remain u

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Nissan Leaf becomes least expensive 5-seat EV with massive price drop

In a roundtable interview today at the North American International Auto Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a $6,400 price drop for the base-model 2013 Nissan Leaf. Last year's base model was $35,200, while the new base-level 2013 Leaf S starts at $28,800. Ghosn says the new prices make the Leaf the least expensive five-seater electric for sale in the US.

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2013 Nissan Leaf changes include lower-cost trim, faster charger [w/video]

For the new model year, Nissan is applying lessons learned from two years of selling the Leaf electric vehicle – and seeing what the competition is doing – to offer a lower-price trim line as well as faster charging and new, upper-level options.

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2013 Nissan Leaf details unveiled in Japan: more range, better charging

The updated, second-gen Nissan Leaf was unveiled in Japan this week, and it comes with a lot of improvements. This is still the Leaf people know and (mostly) love, but it's incrementally better all around.

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Nissan's new global Leaf TV ad tries to keep it simple

The latest Nissan global ad for the all-electric Leaf doesn't get lost in translation.

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Nissan starts Leaf work in Tennessee

While the official start of 2013 Nissan Leaf production in the US isn't scheduled to start for a while yet, but it looks like the Smyrna, TN factory is really starting to get the process in motion now. The picture above appeared on one of Nissan's Facebook pages and the company released a video (available below) about production of the Leaf's ele

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More hints about budget Nissan Leaf coming from Tennessee early next year

Despite current low lease rates, Nissan is ready to limbo the price of the Nissan Leaf lower, lower, lower.

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Nissan drivers confirm heat taking toll on Leaf batteries

Ouch. There's now some independent analysis that says the Nissan Leaf wilts in the heat.

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2013 Nissan Leaf will go 25% further, could cost a lot less

Months ago, we heard that the U.S. version of the 2013 Nissan Leaf would go farther per charge in cold weather thanks to a better heater. This was about the Leaf that will be made in Smyrna, Tennessee starting later this year. A new report on Inside EVs (based on th

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2013 Nissan Leaf will go 25% further, could cost a lot less

Months ago, we heard that the U.S. version of the 2013 Nissan Leaf would go farther per charge in cold weather thanks to a better heater. This was about the Leaf that will be made in Smyrna, TN starting later this year. A new report on Inside EVs (based on the Japan

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Nissan Leaf gets badged for police duty in Portugal

Plug-in vehicles perform police duties for Scotland Yard (Vauxhall Ampera) and the NYPD (Chevrolet Volt) and we've all seen the little EV parking-enforcement vehicles, so today'

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Nissan Leaf gets badged for police duty in Portugal

Let's see, we've had plug-in vehicles do cop car duty at Scotland Yard (Vauxhall Ampera) and New York City (Chevrolet Volt) and we've all seen the little EV parking meter vehicl

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