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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 available nationwide in March

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:

A word on Nissan Leaf sales, orders and reservation numbers [w/poll]

What's up with the sales, orders and reservations of the Nissan Leaf? The Japanese automaker loudly trumpeted the 20,000 reservations it originally collected back in September, 2010 and Nissan's Mark Perry recently told Autoblog

Report: Nissan admits Leaf EV launch could have been handled better

2011 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Nissan admits Leaf EV launch could have been handled better

2011 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan Leaf owners have rapid response system lying in wait

2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan breaks ground on UK battery plant, will produce Leafs by 2013

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Report: Nissan expecting Leaf shortages thanks to high early demand

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DC 2010: Nissan Leaf wins Green Car Vision award

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At Witz' End: Turning over a new (Nissan) LEAF

Had lunch the other day with Nissan North America Product Planning Vice President Larry Dominique. He is the point man for communicating Nissan's green-vehicle vision, beginning with its soon-to-come LEAF battery electric car. A few minutes earlier, he had presented exactly that to a large roomful of automaker and supplier representatives, industry analysts, consultants and media.

Nissan LEAF vs. Chevy Volt challenge, deluxe edition

Recently, we ran a poll on which car AutoblogGreen readers preferred: the Chevy Volt or the Nissan LEAF (the Volt won). We were talking with some green car advocates recently who proposed the following scenario: what if Nissan is able to sell the LEAF and a standard ICE vehicle for the same price as GM ends up selling the Chevy Volt for? Wouldn't that be one heck of an advertising campaign?

Nissan LEAF's "100% Torque" advertising line meant to push driving heritage (and don't forget 367 mpg)

Nissan isn't being shy about introducing a slightly new wrinkle into the public awareness of electric vehicles with its "100% Torque" tagline for the new Nissan LEAF. We asked Mark Perry, director of product planning and advanced technology strategy for Nissan NA, about t

Nissan tries something a little different to promote Leaf electric car

One of the very important components in getting Joe V6-pack on board for electric-drive vehicles in the coming years will be education about how EVs are different (and better, in many ways) than traditional liquid-fueled cars. While the whole "zero emission" tagline is becoming common, Nissan is trying out something a bit fresher for its new Leaf EV.

The past and the future of Nissan's electric cars: from 1947 to iPhone apps

Nissan has made a big splash in the electric car world with its recent Leaf unveiling, but let's not forget that the company has a long, long history with engine-free motoring. A new press release put out by the Japanese automaker quotes Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park novel (seriously) for extra cred while looking back at the first all-electric vehicle in the corporate history book: t