Nissan Ireland is reporting that 306 new Nissan Leafs were registered during the month of July, which historically has been close to the total number of electric vehicles sold in Ireland in a full year. The July sales result brings the total number of Nissan Leafs on Irish roads to date to over 2,700 units. The new Nissan Leaf 40kWh electric vehicle arrived in Ireland earlier in 2018. According to Nissan Ireland, demand for the new Leaf is being driven by the fact that the car’s range on a single charge has increased by 50% to 378 kilometres (NEDC) – about 250km in real world terms – and “by a growing awareness amongst Irish householders that switching to a new Nissan Leaf can help them to save significantly on the cost of running their car”. “This result for July is a real benchmark and provides huge encouragement for the future of Electric Vehicles in Ireland,” said James McCarthy, CEO, Nissan Ireland. “We have been advocates for … [Read more...] about New Nissan Leaf Records Strong Sales In July
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The new 2018 Nissan LEAF has been named ‘Best Electric Car’ in the annual DieselCar and EcoCar awards, a celebration of the most capable new cars on sale today. The DieselCar and EcoCar editorial team evaluated more than 175 new cars in real-world conditions using a comprehensive road test scoring system to create the final rankings. Ian Robertson, Editor of DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine, said; “If you want a barometer of the electric vehicle landscape, you can’t do much better than have a look at the new LEAF. If you do, you’ll see the huge progress Nissan has made with the latest-generation car, now boasting a range of up to 168 miles WLTP combined cycle (or 235 miles using the outgoing NEDC test). “Charging the LEAF is significantly faster, with 80 per cent charge achieved in under an hour, while improved performance and a much more desirable design is sure to make the new car more popular. And while EVs used to work for early adopters and people … [Read more...] about New Nissan LEAF wins ‘Best Electric Car’ award in annual DieselCar and EcoCar awards
After keeping the first generation Leaf in production for seven years, Nissan finally replaced it in 2017 with an entirely new model. The second-gen Leaf retains its compact size, albeit with a slightly larger footprint, benefits from an entirely new design and underpinnings and is equipped with the brand’s latest technology. Here we can mention the e-Pedal, which allows the driver to accelerate and decelerate, along with stopping and holding it using only the right pedal, and the ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system. In addition, it benefits from a host of driving assist features, including Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Around View Monitor. Also Read: Comparison Chart Shows How Far The Nissan Leaf Has Come The 2018 Nissan Leaf uses a 150 PS (148 HP / 110 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) electric motor and a 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack. … [Read more...] about All-New Nissan Leaf: How Much Better Than The Original Is It?
Nissan Europe's sales and marketing boss says the firm isn’t worried by the influx of rivals into the electric vehicle market, pointing to the continued popularity of the Qashqai as proof that it can hold the lead in a market it entered first. 2018 Nissan Leaf review Nissan’s Leaf was launched in 2010 and is the world’s best-selling pure-electric car but will face tough competition in coming years with most major manufacturers launching battery-powered machines. However, Philippe Saillard told Autocar that the ongoing success of the Qashqai in the face of the rapid proliferation of SUV rivals was proof that Nissan could hold its ground against the competition.“We invented the crossover concept with the Murano in the USA and the Qashqai in Europe,” said Saillard.“We created a segment that is killing the traditional C-segment cars and MPVs. I’m not saying we are doing exactly the same thing [with EVs], but we are used to being in a … [Read more...] about New Nissan Leaf strong enough to keep EV rivals at bay, says sales boss
► Replacing hugely popular original Lead► Starting from just under £22,000 ► New 2019 modelcoming soon When the new Nissan Leaf was first announced, we expected it to have a Tesla Model 3 worrying range of over 200 miles. Instead, it came with a respectable 155 mile range, which isn’t exactly headline grabbing. At the time, it felt like a missed opportunity for Nissan, but now new rumours suggest there’ll be another, more revolutionary Leaf out before the end of the year. According to slides obtained from PushEVs, there’s going to be a new 2019 version of the Nissan Leaf, and it’ll feature significantly updated internals. Alongside a larger 60kWh battery pack, the new Leaf will also pack in a 160kW electric motor and 11 to 22kW onboard charger, too. The new Leaf’s batteries would be capable of thermal management, a technology which is able to extract the most out of cells by precisely regulating their … [Read more...] about New Nissan Leaf: 2019 model with 200 mile range coming this year