08/26/2011, What does an electric car and a whiskey distiller have anything to do with one another? Yeah, we thought so, too. Well, things might change in the future – with a solitary whiskey producer actually mulling over plans to be completely carbon-free, where the missing component is an electric vehicle. Scotland based single-malt whiskey distiller Bruichladdich on the Island of Islay decided to settle on the Nissan Leaf recently, making […]
08/04/2011, Now here’s a novel idea in case there is a blackout in your area – why not hook up your electric vehicle’s battery to your home grid, so that you are able to microwave that TV dinner when everyone else in the neighborhood will just have to settle for eating cold beans right out of a can? I’m guessing such a solution is reserved for far more dire situations, such […]
08/03/2011, Driving an electric car does have its benefits, such as not having to stop by one of those gas stations and filling ‘er up to the brim, burning a large hole in your pocket at the same time. Too bad electric vehicles aren’t all that powerful (unless you are a proud owner of a Tesla, of course), and they tend to have a rather limited range. Well, hopefully with improvements […]
07/26/2011, Looking to go green, and you want to start off with that vehicle in your garage? You surely would do well to check out our Nissan LEAF review if this particular model has stoked your interest. The Japanese automaker has teamed up with their zero-emissions mobility partner in the Netherlands known as The New Motion, where the latter has agreed to deliver charging solutions for owners of the electric-powered LEAF.
07/07/2011, It can only be a good thing when we come across news about car companies that are out-doing each other in terms of electric vehicle sales, which could mean that not only are car companies putting out competitive electric vehicles, but it could also signify that there is a growing interest in electric vehicles.
06/13/2011, Electric cars are cool, to say the least. They don’t emit any greenhouse gases, although filling it up might be more of a problem than the average driver would be comfortable with, as there aren’t that many charging points as compared to regular gas stations. Still, with efforts from Google to popularize the electric vehicle, it might still take some years before electric vehicles become truly mainstream. Nissan’s LEAF might […]
05/27/2011, Now this is something that we would not recommend Nissan LEAF owners to do (we didn’t try it out in our review for obvious reasons), but apparently a Dutch LEAF owner found out that his electric vehicle can juice up its batteries behind a truck as long as the brake is carefully applied. Needless to say, Nissan engineers also advice against you doing such a thing since there will be […]
05/05/2011, The Nissan LEAF is the first mass produced full electric car: no gas tank, no tailpipe. But the LEAF is of course not the first electric car ever made. The EV1 from GM and the Tesla Roadster have been on the roads for years and technically speaking not much is new with the LEAF. However, the LEAF is the first electric car to be mass produced and this is significant. […]
03/31/2011, Everybody’s going green, and most of the forerunners of green technology are the ones that contributed the most to the current state of the world’s pollution in the first place – the car manufacturers. Nissan is no exception. But in an attempt to right the wrong, they’ve been pretty active in releasing cars that don’t affect the environment as much as they used to. The 2011 LEAF from the Japanese […]
12/26/2010, Thanks to the Xbox Live and other gaming systems out there, achievements seem to be all the rage nowadays and the Nissan is probably looking to ride on that trend with its latest Leaf electric vehicle. The car’s CARWINGS system features a Regional Rankings page, measuring your driving efficiency against others in the area. You’ve got ratings such as bronze, silver and gold rankings, not to mention the Platinum ranking. […]
12/20/2010, According to Nissan, their CARWINGS Information and Communication Technology system (ICT) for EVs will be a standard issue for the Nissan LEAF Stateside as well as in Europe. This system will enable users to use a cell phone or computer to remotely check their electric vehicle’s status. Not only that, they can also control some onboard systems at any given time even when the vehicle is switched off. Sounds new? […]
12/13/2010, It’s taken some time to arrive and now it’s finally here. We’re talking about the arrival of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The first unit was purchased by Olivier Chalouhi from the San Francisco Bay Area and the vehicle will be arriving across the other launch markets of Arizona, Southern California, Oregon, Seattle, and Tennessee. In case you didn’t book your Leaf fast enough, the good news is that a […]
07/28/2010, Folks who have been looking forward to getting hold of the eco-friendly Nissan Leaf should be quite happy to hear that Nissan North America’s Executive Vice President, Carlos Tavares, has announced that the car will be launching in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Tennessee by December this year, and will be followed by Texas and Hawaii in January 2011. The rest of the nation will be getting the Nissan Leaf […]
08/03/2009, Nissan has just introduced what is claimed to be the first affordable, zero-emission car in the world – the Nissan LEAF. Designed to work specially with a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, the Nissan LEAF comes as a medium-size hatchback which is able to seat five adults comfortably. The power train lacks a tail pipe found in its internal-combustion engine (ICE) equipped vehicles, resulting in zero emissions of all manner of greenhouse […]