Nissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end ‘range anxiety’

March 6th, 2013 Comments Off on Nissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end ‘range anxiety’

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NissanMost Welcome News for EV Drivers: @Ecotricity expands rapid charger network. Read more ... » has given its electricBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... » LEAFNissan CEO: LEAF Is Now Profitable, 80% Of Its US Sales Come From 4 Cities. Read more ... » a major make-over – with more than 100 significant upgrades...Some Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3. Read more ... » – just ahead of it2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » being built for the first timeThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » in Britain.

As part of the nip-and-tuck face-lift, the Japanese carBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... »-maker has increased its range#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... », spruced upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » its interior and cut its priceBMW i3 EV to Offer 50 Percent More Range for 2017. Read more ... ».

The moves come as the second-generation of the zero-emissionsGeneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?. Read more ... » car – which can be charged from homeFinally a realisation!: Electric car charging points may be ‘in the wrong place’. Read more ... » socket or from a public on-street chargingGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » pointNissan CEO: LEAF Is Now Profitable, 80% Of Its US Sales Come From 4 Cities. Read more ... » – prepares for the first time to roll off the production line of Nissan’s SunderlandPaving #EV future: Electric Cars: #Charging Points To Boost Sales. Read more ... » factory in June.

Eco chic: The sleek newNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » Nissan LEAF has plenty of space and handles like a dream

After its debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, the freshly turned LEAF is also expected to be one of the stars at the Future DriveMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » Motor Show for which Mailonline, the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday are the headline mediaWhat with all Electric Car Charging points "lack of use" bashing on the Media. Here is what I think on this... (Draft). Read more ... » partnersGlasgow shopping centre installs first rapid charging point. Read more ... » when it runs at LondonElectric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. Read more ... »’s ExCeL from Sunday May 5Here's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... » to Sunday May 12Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » inclusive.

The 100-plus changes have been made to make the new LEAF more userBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... »-friendly following feedback from pioneering early owners.

Some 50Tesla Model 3: Everything we know about the 'electric car of the people'. Read more ... »,000 have been sold worldwide since launchBMW i3 EV to Offer 50 Percent More Range for 2017. Read more ... » in 2011. The new version will more comfortable, roomier, better to drive and able to go father and chargeRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » in half the time, says Nissan.

It also aimsMercedes C 350 (Max 20 Miles EV Range) Plug-in Hybrid Coming Soon. Read more ... » to reduce the main concern#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... » of many potential buyers of electric carsBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... » – so-called ‘range anxietyWinter Range: Citroen cZero Electric Car and the Heating Issue. Read more ... »’ – or fear it may run out of juice and leave the driverWhat is this Hybrid all about? Hands-on User Experience of Citroen DS5 - #green #hybrid #citroen. Read more ... » stranded.

So the new LEAF’s drivingYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... » range has been boosted from 109 milesAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... » to 124 miles and a new heat pump helps this by reducing electrical consumptionThought it was enough speculating and talking nonsense, booked my test drive for Ampera #Electric #Hybrid - for few days. Read more ... » in coldNissan Leaf 2013 Real Life Range - the one you get day to day 😉 - 85 miles WITH 22c heating thanks to climate control. Read more ... » weatherTesla has turned electric car range anxiety into range curiosity. Read more ... ».

LuggageGreat Things in Small Packages: Volkswagen's new e-up! electric car is shockingly good. Read more ... » space has been improved by re-positioning the chargerPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » under the bonnet. And an optional Quick Charger cuts re-charging time from eight hours to four hours.

Spacious: The new look LEAF has extra leg room and a whopping 370 litres of bootMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » space

Jobs for the boys: The new look LEAF will be made at Nissan##Q##s Sunderland plant

The chassis has been re-engineered to give better handlingAudi A3 Sportback e-tron review (2014 release date) 32EV mile range. Read more ... » and driving pleasure on UKRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » and Continental roads.

Subtle styling changes have been made to the nose of the car and front grille to improve its aerodynamic efficiency.

There are now three trim levels – a cheaper entry-level Visia costing closer to £20New electric cars coming for 2018 onwards. Read more ... »,000 including the £5,000 taxpayer subsidy, Acenta and the top-specMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » Tekna with 17Nissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » inch alloy wheels, LEDMitsubishi Unveils All-Electric Car With Solar Roof. Read more ... » headlights, a BoseHealthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... » sound systemRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » and an ##Q##Around View MonitorNEWS: New Generation of 2013 (125Mile range) Electric #Nissan #LEAF Model announced. Read more ... »##Q## parkingThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » aid.

The new LEAF also offers more driving modes, more colour choices, more supportive seats, a clearer sat-nav, new ##Q##environmentally friendly##Q## seat fabrics but also a choice of leather trim.

The 48Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... »-module compact lithium-iona Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... » batteriesThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » are mounted underneath the cabin area8 ppl, 2 cars, 1 night, 1 family trip: Nissan and Zoe Electric Car on a quick getaway family trip. #lifetest. Read more ... » to lower the centreGreat Things in Small Packages: Volkswagen's new e-up! electric car is shockingly good. Read more ... » of gravity for optimum handling.

And overall boot capacityBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... » has increased to a massive 370 litres after moving the charger.

A spokesman said: ##Q##By moving the charger from the rear of the LEAF to under the bonnet it has been possible to increase the luggage area by as much as 40#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » litres – or about the size of a typical airplane ##Q##carry-on##Q## suit-case. There is now no obstacle in the middle of the boot floor when the seats are folded.##Q##

Going the distance: The 48 lithium-ion modules can hold enough juice to make range anxiety a thing of the past

Re-shaped cushions mean more rear legroom. Steering has been given more ##Q##weight##Q## to provide a more substantial feel more in tune with UK and European tastes.

Brake performanceNew: BMW 3-series plug-in hybrid. Read more ... » has been improved and the ##Q##greena Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... »##Q## eco-driving modeNew: BMW 3-series plug-in hybrid. Read more ... » has been updated. A new LED inspection light means drivers no longerThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » have to rely on street lighting when charging their cars at night.

Standard safetyMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » equipment includes front, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock ABS brakes and brake assistance along with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

A Nissan spokesman said: ##Q##The new Nissan LEAF has arrived – and it has a longer rangeRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... », is more practical, better to drive and has even more equipment.##Q##

##Q##ImprovementsAU: Nissan Exec: Reliable 125 Miles Of Range Coming To LEAF By 2016. Read more ... » include an extended driving range, greater recyclability, more interior space, better charging performance, more equipment and, with three versions now available, greater choice.##Q##

It will be produced in Sunderland alongside the conventionally-powered Qashqai, Note and Juke modelsMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... ». The high-tech lithium-ion batteriesElectric B-Class now available to order. Read more ... » which store charge to powerRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » the LEAF are already being produced at a new facility nearby.

Paul Willcox, Nissan EuropeTesla Motors and Athlon Car Lease Announce First Model S Leasing Program. Read more ... »’s senior vice president for salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » and marketingGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » said: ##Q##LEAF owners are passionate about their cars and their comments and experiences have genuinely influenced many of the changes we have made.##Q##

He added: ##Q##The Nissan LEAF has shown that electric vehiclesAre we there yet: GM & Electric car price wars, across the pond?. Read more ... » offerBMW battery facelift to 2017 i3 model. Read more ... » viable everyday transport for people with a typical daily commute10 months to go Until my New #EV Lease! Now what should that next car be? hmm. ideas? #UK. Read more ... ».

##Q##With an ever-expanding networkMost Welcome News for EV Drivers: @Ecotricity expands rapid charger network. Read more ... » of Quick ChargersMost Welcome News for EV Drivers: @Ecotricity expands rapid charger network. Read more ... » linking cities across Britain and Europe and improvements we have made to batteryThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » lifea Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... » and LEAF##Q##s drivetrain, the traditional ##Q##range anxiety##Q## issueMy nissan is built ergo "Made in Sunderland" ... Hmmm. Read more ... » put forward by some of the nay-sayers as a reason not to go electric will soonThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » be a non-starter.##Q##

Nissan’s Sunderland plant, which employs 5,400 people, has built more than 6USA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... ».42016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... » million cars since it opened in 1986 with 80 per cent of production exported to 97 markets worldwide, with total investment topping £32016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... ».3billion.

Nissan##Q##s European Design Centre is based in Paddington, London and employs around 50 people, while the its European Technical Centre is based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and employs around 500 people.

The Future Drive Motor Show takes place at ExCeL London from May 5th- 12th 2013. Tickets are priced from £12 in advance and children under 15Nissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » are free. More details can be found at futuredrivelive.comYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... ». Book your tickets at futuredrivelive.com/tickets

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