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New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads.

Some of them, especially the lowest-range cars from the two earliest model years (2011 and 2012), have started to see significant battery capacity degradation.

That was the case with Rick and Linda SantAngelos’ 2011 N More

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads.

Some of them, especially the lowest-range cars from the two earliest model years (2011 and 2012), have started to see significant battery capacity degradation.

That was the case with Rick and Linda SantAngelos’ 2011 N More

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Nissan offers 2G Leaf owners a $199 3G upgrade, with just 24 days left – Green Car Reports

Green Car Reports Since it was launched in December 2010, the Nissan Leaf electric car has been offered with a telematics system that relies on a cellular connection.… More

Green Car Reports Since it was launched in December 2010, the Nissan Leaf electric car has been offered with a telematics system that relies on a cellular connection.… More

2017 Chevrolet Volt Laughs At 60kWh Nissan Leaf Battery – DailySun

In the plug-in electric market, the most unique vehicle is not the one with autonomous driving or really cool wing doors, but the one with the most impressive internal setup. The Chevrolet Volt simply laughs at other range-chasing EVs.

And it has a good chortle at the Nissan Leaf specifically. As Nissan continues to work for more and more range each year, its puritan stance on adopting a ga More

In the plug-in electric market, the most unique vehicle is not the one with autonomous driving or really cool wing doors, but the one with the most impressive internal setup. The Chevrolet Volt simply laughs at other range-chasing EVs.

And it has a good chortle at the Nissan Leaf specifically. As Nissan continues to work for more and more range each year, its puritan stance on adopting a ga More

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Nissan Leaf Group Buy Attracts More Than 2500 Sign Ups in Montreal, Canada

Hybrid Cars News Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt.… More

Hybrid Cars News Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt.… More

2016 Nissan LEAF Recalled Over Airbag Issue

InsideEVs Nissan is recalling approximately 4,300 2016 LEAFs sold in the U.S. due to an airbag-related issue. Nissan says that the airbag recall is due to a supplier error.… More

InsideEVs Nissan is recalling approximately 4,300 2016 LEAFs sold in the U.S. due to an airbag-related issue. Nissan says that the airbag recall is due to a supplier error.… More

The Longest Nissan LEAF Can on Zero Miles According To LEAF Owners – Torque News

How far can you go on zero miles,” asked one Nissan LEAF owner in Ninssan LEAF Owners Group on Facebook? “I went 1.5 with air on, but I didn’t get the turtle,” writes Samuel. Here are few interesting insights from the current LEAF owners about the longest they have gone on Zero Miles.
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How far can you go on zero miles,” asked one Nissan LEAF owner in Ninssan LEAF Owners Group on Facebook? “I went 1.5 with air on, but I didn’t get the turtle,” writes Samuel. Here are few interesting insights from the current LEAF owners about the longest they have gone on Zero Miles.
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Nissan LEAF Bar Loss: Emotional Chemistry When Losing Battery Bars – Torque News

Nissan LEAF battery replacement can be costly, this is why the bar loss on LEAF batteries is an emotionally sad thing for the LEAF owners. This raises a natural question as to how long do Nissan LEAF batteries last. Bar loss on an EV battery can indicate that.
Here is what some Nissan LEAF owners say about how long their batteries last and when the bars are lost. The answers are summarized f More

Nissan LEAF battery replacement can be costly, this is why the bar loss on LEAF batteries is an emotionally sad thing for the LEAF owners. This raises a natural question as to how long do Nissan LEAF batteries last. Bar loss on an EV battery can indicate that.
Here is what some Nissan LEAF owners say about how long their batteries last and when the bars are lost. The answers are summarized f More

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2017 Nissan Leaf: Fallen Sales Is Great News – DailySun

Right now, there isn’t much optimism for the 2016 Nissan Leaf based on how well it’s doing with customers.

Usually fans just complain without any repercussions to sales, but this time the collective dissatisfaction with its looks and range has translated to diminishing commercial numbers.

Is it really bad news though? Is the Nissan Leaf heading to annihilation? Not really – it More

Right now, there isn’t much optimism for the 2016 Nissan Leaf based on how well it’s doing with customers.

Usually fans just complain without any repercussions to sales, but this time the collective dissatisfaction with its looks and range has translated to diminishing commercial numbers.

Is it really bad news though? Is the Nissan Leaf heading to annihilation? Not really – it More

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Nissan to supply over 100 EVs to UEFA Champions League | ET Auto

NEW DELHI: As the official global automotive sponsor of Europe’s football competition – the UEFA Champions League, Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Company will supply more than 100 electric vehicles to UEFA and associated sponsors to transport guests and officials during the final weekend.
The company also transported the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy in a spe More

NEW DELHI: As the official global automotive sponsor of Europe’s football competition – the UEFA Champions League, Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Company will supply more than 100 electric vehicles to UEFA and associated sponsors to transport guests and officials during the final weekend.
The company also transported the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy in a spe More

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Nissan’s ‘Largest’ Electric Taxi Fleet Sale Will Send 110 Leaf Taxis to Madrid

In what is being billed as the “largest electric taxi fleet deal,” the Renault-Nissan Alliance says it will add 110 of its 30-kWh Nissan Leafs to taxi duty in Madrid, Spain.

Citing a quickly growing electric taxi market in Europe, the Alliance says it has now delivered to the continent nearly 800 electric Leafs and e-NV200 vans to taxi owners and operators with the Netherlands, UK and S More

In what is being billed as the “largest electric taxi fleet deal,” the Renault-Nissan Alliance says it will add 110 of its 30-kWh Nissan Leafs to taxi duty in Madrid, Spain.

Citing a quickly growing electric taxi market in Europe, the Alliance says it has now delivered to the continent nearly 800 electric Leafs and e-NV200 vans to taxi owners and operators with the Netherlands, UK and S More

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Nissan Announces Record Electric Vehicle Fleet Sales In Europe

Nissan happily announced that the 2015 fiscal year (ending on March 31) in Europe was a fourth consecutive year of the record electric vehicle sales to fleets; a subsection of the plug-in market we rarely get a statistical peak inside of.

In FY15, Nissan sold more than 7,500 LEAFs and e-NV200 into fleets for Europe, taking a 28% share among EV sales to fleets.

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Nissan happily announced that the 2015 fiscal year (ending on March 31) in Europe was a fourth consecutive year of the record electric vehicle sales to fleets; a subsection of the plug-in market we rarely get a statistical peak inside of.

In FY15, Nissan sold more than 7,500 LEAFs and e-NV200 into fleets for Europe, taking a 28% share among EV sales to fleets.

More good news for the More

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Nissan to recall more than 3.5 million vehicles over air bag sensor – CBS News

Nissan Group announced Friday it will recall 3.18 million vehicles in the U.S., and more than 3.5 million worldwide due to an issue with air bag sensors in some models.

The issue is with the Occupant Classification System, the sensor that disables the passenger seat air bag if the seat is empty. The sensor sometimes fails to detect that there is an adult in the car’s passenger seat, l More

Nissan Group announced Friday it will recall 3.18 million vehicles in the U.S., and more than 3.5 million worldwide due to an issue with air bag sensors in some models.

The issue is with the Occupant Classification System, the sensor that disables the passenger seat air bag if the seat is empty. The sensor sometimes fails to detect that there is an adult in the car’s passenger seat, l More

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Nissan’s LEAF Car Now Reads Minds | Ubergizmo

When the Nissan LEAF car was first released, it certainly caused plenty of waves, not because it had a design that split opinions right down the middle, nor for the fact that it is a small sized people mover, but simply because it was marketed to be an affordable electric car for the masses. It has since proven its worth on the road, and Nissan continues to make new strides with a LEAF that can More

When the Nissan LEAF car was first released, it certainly caused plenty of waves, not because it had a design that split opinions right down the middle, nor for the fact that it is a small sized people mover, but simply because it was marketed to be an affordable electric car for the masses. It has since proven its worth on the road, and Nissan continues to make new strides with a LEAF that can More

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NissanConnect EV (CarWings) LEAF Apps (iPhone/Android) Updated with Security Fixes

The NissanConnect EV app for Android and iPhones that was hacked earlier this year, by using a VIN number only is back in the app store.Be sure that you are downloading NissanConnect EV, there is a separate app for NissanConnect.

The app looks more like the Web portal than previously. Functions include:

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The NissanConnect EV app for Android and iPhones that was hacked earlier this year, by using a VIN number only is back in the app store.Be sure that you are downloading NissanConnect EV, there is a separate app for NissanConnect.

The app looks more like the Web portal than previously. Functions include:

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Nissan To Remedy LEAF Brake Issue Caused By Very Low Temperatures + High Humidity

Way back in March of 2015, Canadian regulators began looking into a potential problem with some 2013 through 2015 Nissan LEAFs.

The problem was described as “brake system malfunctions in Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in severe cold weather.”

Think below zero temps (Fahrenheit). That’s what is meant by severe cold in this instance.

Well, it took awhile, but those regulato More

Way back in March of 2015, Canadian regulators began looking into a potential problem with some 2013 through 2015 Nissan LEAFs.

The problem was described as “brake system malfunctions in Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in severe cold weather.”

Think below zero temps (Fahrenheit). That’s what is meant by severe cold in this instance.

Well, it took awhile, but those regulato More

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Owner Nissan Leaf Portal

Create a Nissan Owner Portal account to register your vehicle and provide contact preferences for an enhanced ownership experience.

Your account will also provide you access to NissanConnect, NissanConnect℠ EV, NissanConnect℠ Apps registration and preference settings.
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Create a Nissan Owner Portal account to register your vehicle and provide contact preferences for an enhanced ownership experience.

Your account will also provide you access to NissanConnect, NissanConnect℠ EV, NissanConnect℠ Apps registration and preference settings.
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https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/ More

Old Model Given New Life? – Autoomobile

Nissan Leaf: Old Model Given New Life?

Nissan has just announce that their next Nissan Leaf will be getting a longer range thanks to the upgrades done on the lithium battery.

It is believed that the new battery will now be pushing out more kWh which means that the Nissan Leaf will be able to run longer. It is also believed that while it will contain more energy, the battery size will More

Nissan Leaf: Old Model Given New Life?

Nissan has just announce that their next Nissan Leaf will be getting a longer range thanks to the upgrades done on the lithium battery.

It is believed that the new battery will now be pushing out more kWh which means that the Nissan Leaf will be able to run longer. It is also believed that while it will contain more energy, the battery size will More

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2014 EV Car Of The Year Is No Coincidence – MotoringCrunch

Nissan Leaf: 2014 EV Car Of The Year Is No Coincidence

The 2014 Nissan Leaf was named as last year’s EV car of the year and the hatchback didn’t accomplish this by accident. This is because the latest Leaf is simply true to its nature of being a pure EV car.

Powered by an electric motor, the Leaf has about 100miles of travelling range. This may not be a lot but the fact that the More

Nissan Leaf: 2014 EV Car Of The Year Is No Coincidence

The 2014 Nissan Leaf was named as last year’s EV car of the year and the hatchback didn’t accomplish this by accident. This is because the latest Leaf is simply true to its nature of being a pure EV car.

Powered by an electric motor, the Leaf has about 100miles of travelling range. This may not be a lot but the fact that the More

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World’s largest island-based EV car sharing powered by Nissan LEAF

Last month the world’s largest island-based electric car sharing scheme launched and relies exclusively on the Nissan LEAF.

A pool of 65 electric LEAFs has been established on Terschelling, one of the Dutch Frisian islands. Plans are alre More

Last month the world’s largest island-based electric car sharing scheme launched and relies exclusively on the Nissan LEAF.

A pool of 65 electric LEAFs has been established on Terschelling, one of the Dutch Frisian islands. Plans are alre More

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Athens-Clarke County PD Obtains Nissan LEAF

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD) seeks to be a good steward at all times of both the public’s trust, and the resources entrusted with it as to eliminate crime, the fear of crime, and disorder in our community.

The ACCPD has taken considerable care to weigh operational needs with available technologies that may reduce overall consumption of resources. To this end, the ACC More

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD) seeks to be a good steward at all times of both the public’s trust, and the resources entrusted with it as to eliminate crime, the fear of crime, and disorder in our community.

The ACCPD has taken considerable care to weigh operational needs with available technologies that may reduce overall consumption of resources. To this end, the ACC More

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Business sales double for Nissan’s Leaf

Fleet sales of Nissan’s Leaf nearly doubled in September, compared with the same month last year, as the car’s UK business buying element reached almost one third of overall registrations.

Recording the highest overall monthly Leaf total in a European market, British Leaf volumes for September climbed to 851, with 263 or 31% classified as business sales, against 133 units in Sep More

Fleet sales of Nissan’s Leaf nearly doubled in September, compared with the same month last year, as the car’s UK business buying element reached almost one third of overall registrations.

Recording the highest overall monthly Leaf total in a European market, British Leaf volumes for September climbed to 851, with 263 or 31% classified as business sales, against 133 units in Sep More

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Nissan LEAF Sales Surge To Almost 7,000 In September

After releasing data on the largest missing puzzle piece – the Japanese figure for Nissan LEAF sales in September – we can finally note a new world record.

Nissan delivered last month almost 7,000 electric cars.

Everything began with a strong 2,881 in the U.S., supported by a record of 1,986 in Europe and one of the highest numbers in Japan: 1,756.
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After releasing data on the largest missing puzzle piece – the Japanese figure for Nissan LEAF sales in September – we can finally note a new world record.

Nissan delivered last month almost 7,000 electric cars.

Everything began with a strong 2,881 in the U.S., supported by a record of 1,986 in Europe and one of the highest numbers in Japan: 1,756.
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2017 Nissan Leaf: Will Less ‘EVness’ Make It More Appealing?

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like?

No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released.

Despite that, we’re gradually getting a better picture: It’ll still be a five-door hatchback, and it’ll still be around the same size. But expect its ‘EVness’ to be dialed back several notches.

DON’T MISS: New 201 More

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like?

No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released.

Despite that, we’re gradually getting a better picture: It’ll still be a five-door hatchback, and it’ll still be around the same size. But expect its ‘EVness’ to be dialed back several notches.

DON’T MISS: New 201 More

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Ghosn: Nissan Not Tied To Its Own Electric-Car Batteries, Will Seek Other Suppliers Pragmatically

Batteries are the key component in building practical electric cars.

And for its first all-electric Leaf in 2011, Nissan developed its own proprietary lithium-ion battery pack–even planning and setting up its own assembly facilities to build them.

That trajectory started back in 2007, but today, the landscape of electric-car battery supply and procurement is vastly different. P More

Batteries are the key component in building practical electric cars.

And for its first all-electric Leaf in 2011, Nissan developed its own proprietary lithium-ion battery pack–even planning and setting up its own assembly facilities to build them.

That trajectory started back in 2007, but today, the landscape of electric-car battery supply and procurement is vastly different. P More

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Nissan Leaf makes it 19 in a row for record sales; Chevy Volt drops 21 percent

The Nissan Leaf continues its streak of “best month ever” sales with 2,881 EVs sold in September. Compared to the 1,953 sold in September 2013, that represents an increase of 47.5 percent and, as Nissan itself must be tired of saying by now, it marks yet another best month ever, same as last month and now the 19th in a row. Okay, sure, we know, Nissan will tout this run for as long as More

The Nissan Leaf continues its streak of “best month ever” sales with 2,881 EVs sold in September. Compared to the 1,953 sold in September 2013, that represents an increase of 47.5 percent and, as Nissan itself must be tired of saying by now, it marks yet another best month ever, same as last month and now the 19th in a row. Okay, sure, we know, Nissan will tout this run for as long as More

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Nissan Leaf Portable EVSE unlock

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Nissan LEAF Sales Surpass 60,000 In U.S. – LEAF Captures 50% Of BEV Market Share

Nissan has already sold more than 60,000 LEAFs in the US, which is roughly 55% of all the BEVs sold in the U.S. since December 2010.

Including plug-in hybrids, LEAF is at almost 25% market share for plug-ins sold in the U.S all-time..

This ratio is similar if we examine only the first eight months of 2014 (50% and 24% respectively). Not bad.

Toby Perry, Nissan’s director of More

Nissan has already sold more than 60,000 LEAFs in the US, which is roughly 55% of all the BEVs sold in the U.S. since December 2010.

Including plug-in hybrids, LEAF is at almost 25% market share for plug-ins sold in the U.S all-time..

This ratio is similar if we examine only the first eight months of 2014 (50% and 24% respectively). Not bad.

Toby Perry, Nissan’s director of More

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Does Dongfeng Nissan’s Chinese Market Venucia e30 Hint at Faster Nissan LEAF Charging?

It’s produced under license in a partnership between Chinese-based Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., and Japanese-based Nissan motors, retails for an eye-watering RMB 267,800 ($43,601), and is essentially a Nissan LEAF electric hatchback with a few cosmetic tweaks to make it more appealing to the Chinese buyer.
The Dongfeng Venucia e30 is now on sale in China — but does it charge more quickl More

It’s produced under license in a partnership between Chinese-based Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., and Japanese-based Nissan motors, retails for an eye-watering RMB 267,800 ($43,601), and is essentially a Nissan LEAF electric hatchback with a few cosmetic tweaks to make it more appealing to the Chinese buyer.
The Dongfeng Venucia e30 is now on sale in China — but does it charge more quickl More

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Nissan Leaf In China: Japanese Carmaker Begins Selling Venucia e30 In China, Claims 109 Miles Per Charge

The Venucia e30 is ready to roll in China. The locally manufactured version of the Nissan Leaf is part of Nissan’s plan to take 20 percent of China’s EV market share by 2018. Nissan

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The Venucia e30 is ready to roll in China. The locally manufactured version of the Nissan Leaf is part of Nissan’s plan to take 20 percent of China’s EV market share by 2018. Nissan

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1,500-Mile Nissan LEAF Zero-Emission Road Trip – Progress Update 1

First of all, I would like to apologize for not writing earlier. After each of the first two days, we were both very tired after lots of driving and visiting with folks along the way. Also, we didn’t have any connectivity the first night so I couldn’t post anyway.< More

First of all, I would like to apologize for not writing earlier. After each of the first two days, we were both very tired after lots of driving and visiting with folks along the way. Also, we didn’t have any connectivity the first night so I couldn’t post anyway.< More

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