Nissan unveiled the Leaf Nismo EV this week, with sales commencing in Japan at the end of the month. This is a big surprise for the Western automotive media, as few of us truly believed it was possible. While rumors suggested the existence of such a vehicle, we presumed it would either not happen or manifest as a pathetic appearance package on a vehicle entirely consumed with efficiency. We were wrong. Nissan actually retuned the Leaf’s computer for improved acceleration and gave it a bunch of meaningful performance upgrades. However, Nissan didn’t say how much faster it would be compared to a standard Leaf. The model isn’t exactly sprightly (0-to-60 takes around 7.5 seconds), so the improvements probably won’t convert the Nismo variant into the ultimate sleeper car. It also won’t look the part. While the automaker did chuck in a bunch of performance upgrades, appearance remains a large part of the equation. It has some strips of red trim (which is … [Read more...] about Nissan Leaf Nismo Confirmed, Baby!
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If you’re in the market for a small or compact electric car, looking at the likes of the Nissan Leaf, VW e-Golf and Renault Zoe makes perfect sense, since all three are well aimed at specific segments and buyers with specific needs. So while you’re likely to be happy with any one of them, pointing out all the differences is a must, which is something What Car? did quite well in this lengthy, in-depth comparison review – and they even picked a winner at the end. The first test they ran concerned acceleration, where the Leaf (the most powerful car here) left everything in its dust, hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in 8.2 seconds. The e-Golf, on the other hand needed 9.0 seconds, whereas the Zoe, at 13.0 seconds, was considerably slower. Yet, its the VW that comes out on top with regards to driving pleasure according to the reviewers. It has the best steering feel, best road manners and feels more sophisticated overall than its electrified rivals. It’s not perfect, though, … [Read more...] about Budget EV Battle: Nissan Leaf Takes On VW e-Golf And Renault Zoe
2019 Nissan Leaf 2019 Nissan Leaf Review, Specs – The Leaf was one of the first electric cars to be a true success. However, the previous model was aging, so Nissan had to do something about it. Well, not long ago, they revealed the new 2019 Nissan Leaf. The car is an important update compared to its predecessor because it has newer technology and a series of additional features. The end result is an electric vehicle that does not cost more than before and It has three times more range. Unfortunately, not everything is perfect for the new sheet. Even so, the car is approaching perfection, so we are sure that Nissan will eventually get there. 2019 Nissan Leaf Design The 2019 Nissan Leaf no longer presents this truly unusual aspect of its predecessor. Instead, the car now looks much more like a larger Micra that is interesting to watch. There is a large but false front grille, new headlights and a more aggressive bumper. The general shape of the car has not changed much, but … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan Leaf Price, Changes, Rumors
ROYAL OAK, Michigan — In late 1968, my father bought a 1961 Pontiac Tempest four-cylinder sedan for $150 as a second car to drive to and from his office. The car served its purpose for another 18 months or so, counting Dad’s daily commute of no more than 15 miles each way, plus the usual local weekend errands.The heater didn’t work very well for those two Metro Milwaukee winters and you could see the pavement go by in first and third gears, because the rubber boot was torn, and there was that transaxle with “rope” drive. We didn’t even take the Tempest as far as the 60-some-mile rides to the Illinois border to buy margarine (it was outlawed in Wisconsin grocery stores). The commuter Tempest represented preternatural range anxiety not unheard of among cheap used cars back then.Which is why I can’t help thinking of that car when I think about modern electric vehicles. BEVs are perfect commuter cars for metro areas of a certain size, where sitting … [Read more...] about One Week With: 2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Tweet TweetOne of the most eagerly awaited electric vehicles ever, the Nissan Leaf, has been grabbing environmental headlines left and right for the past year. That’s just the problem, environmentally concerned people aren’t very interested in performance so this information leak on the Japanese wonder EV could make for some very interesting reading. Luckily for us, road testers tend to do thorough tests and we now have some information on the performance figures if the Nissan Leaf. The first word on acceleration came back in may from CBS Evening News, and they claimed the Japanese EV could hit 62 in 5 seconds from a standstill. That seemed improbable but we now have some information from John O’Dell of Green Car Advisor who actually brought a watch to a recent test drive he did of the Leaf. The result was that the Nissan Leaf takes 7 seconds to get from 0 to 60 and the so far tested top speed is 92 mph. Apparently the Leaf can go more than that but a cop scare to the … [Read more...] about Some unofficial performance figures for the Nissan Leaf leaked out