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    Official: 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. For starters, anyone ...

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    Report: 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 ...

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    Official: 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 ...

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    Video: 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 ...

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    2013 Nissan Leaf gets 15% more range in Europe

    Nissan has got your "range extender" right here. The Japanese automaker says its UK-produced all-electric 2013 Leaf will have a single-charge range of 124 miles, or about 14 percent more than the Japan-produced 2012 Leafs that had a 109-mile single-charge range. Better still, Nissan's again ...

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    Official: 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, ...

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    Official: 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. The 2013 Nissan Leaf line grows from ...

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    Official: 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. For example, the new Leaf has "achieved" 228 kilometers (142 miles) of range on a charge ...

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    Official: 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. The Japanese automaker has put out a 60-second advertising campaign video with the opening line: "What if you could drive the future, today?" Nissan goes on to promote features such as being able to turn on ...

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    Official: 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 ...

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    Report: 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. According to Automotive News, Nissan is preparing to build a budget version of America's most popular electric vehicle in Tennessee when the company's plant in Smyrna begins to build the ...

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    Report: 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. Led by Leaf owner Tony Williams, a group of Nissan EV owners tested a dozen Leafs in Phoenix last weekend. The group put the Leafs on a pre-planned route at pre-determined speeds to measure their fully ...

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    Report: 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 Japanese language Sankei Biz site) ...

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    Official: 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 vehicles, so today's announcement that the Nissan Leaf is going to be used as a police vehicle in Portugal isn't exactly a ...

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    Report: Nissan expects Leaf sales to double when TN plant comes online

    The Nissan Leaf isn't exactly flying off dealer shelves these days, but the slow-selling EV could receive a sales boost when some production is moved to Tennessee. Bloomberg reports that Nissan is ambitiously expecting to double Leaf sales once the plant comes online in December. The sales boost ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf getting upgraded looks, more range in Europe; lower price likely

    Nissan has been exporting all-electric Leaf vehicles from Oppama, Japan to both the U.S. and Europe for over a year, and that's been putting a ceiling on sales numbers and a limit on how low the price can go. To minimize these barriers, the Japanese automaker is getting factories ready in both ...

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    Report: 2013 Nissan Leaf update will add new heater, up to 25 miles of range in the cold

    From what we know today, pretty much everything about the all-electric Nissan Leaf is getting bigger and/or better in 2012. From availability in Europe to 50-state availability and production in the States, it's clear Nissan is planning big things for its EV this year. Now, Nissan's Mark Perry ...

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    2013 Nissan Leafs will roll off TN assembly line in December 2012 [w/video]

    You can learn a lot by reading the fine print. Case in point: Even though Japan' March 11 quake disrupted construction of Nissan's Leaf production complex in Smyrna, TN, Nissan says there's no need to fret because the site's open-by-late-2012 timetable remains untouched. What's late 2012? Is it ...

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    2012 Nissan Leaf available in late November, 2013 Leaf to get uprated onboard charger

    For 2012, the Nissan Leaf gains, as standard equipment, the "cold weather package." This kit consists of a battery heater, heated outside mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and an HVAC duct to the rear seating area. In addition, the up-level 2012 Leaf SL gets a standard ...

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    Nissan Leaf production to start in Smyrna by late 2012

    Bill Krueger, head of Nissan's manufacturing and supply chain management, tells Automotive News that the March 11 quake in Japan disrupted construction of the automaker's Nissan Leaf production complex in Smyrna, TN, but says there's no need to worry because his team is working 'round the clock ...


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