Nissan Leaf batteries are lasting a very long time

Green Car Reports

Since even before the first market deliveries of its Leaf electric car in late 2010, Nissan has made frequent mention about the need to create second-use demand for the Leaf's battery packs. According to comments made last month by a Nissan-Renault executive, citing charging.

2019 114

Reused Nissan Leaf batteries make happy campers with powered pop-up trailer

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Electric-car batteries need to get recycled or reused at the end of their road. And campers are always in need of more batteries to stay out longer and run more things without resorting to gas power. youtube camping lithium-ion batteries battery reuse

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Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional The company will also develop new ways to reuse electric car batteries.

2018 116

Nissan Frontier Sentinel pickup concept unveiled in São Paulo; two LEAF battery packs

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Nissan unveiled the Frontier Sentinel, a concept pickup truck designed by Nissan Brazil’s styling studio, at the 2018 São Paulo Motor Show. Frontier Sentinel integrates a host of features, including two battery packs from the Nissan LEAF to deliver auxiliary power.

2018 102

Nissan, Renault to buy CATL batteries for electric vehicles

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The Nikkei reports that Chinese automotive battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.) will provide lithium-ion batteries to Nissan Motor and Renault. The Sylphy will be Nissan’s first electric vehicle mass-produced in China. Batteries China

2018 95

Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 unit sales

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The Nissan LEAF is the first electric car to surpass 400,000 sales. Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers.

2019 145

UL issues world’s first certification for repurposed EV batteries to Nissan/Sumitomo JV

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UL announced that 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation focusing on the effective reuse of EV batteries for energy storage systems, is the first organization worldwide to be certified to UL 1974 , the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries. Through this process, performance-validated “second-life” batteries can be utilized for energy storage systems to provide a safe, reliable, clean energy source. Batteries

2019 79

Nissan to sell electric-car battery unit AESC to Chinese company: report

Green Car Reports

With the second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car due to break cover sometime in the next few months, one open question concerns the source of its battery cells. To date, Automotive Electric Supply Corporation—a joint venture between Nissan and Japanese electronics giant NEC—has supplied lithium-ion cells for every Nissan Leaf built. Batteries Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan LG Chem

2017 70

How Nissan hopes to market its future electric cars

Green Car Reports

The Nissan Leaf with a roughly 60-kilowatt-hour battery was expected to make its public debut at the LA Auto Show earlier this month. DON'T MISS: Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto. Advertising Marketing nissan leafIt didn’t. That car is expected to appear “very soon,” perhaps at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas a month hence.

2018 86

Nissan, Sumitomo open electric-car battery recycling plant in Japan

Green Car Reports

Carmaker Nissan and an arm of the giant trading company. Batteries battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse energy storageThe town of Namie, in eastern Japan, was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and has struggled to recover from the devastation of that day. Almost seven years later, the first new plant in town is set to open, one contributing to clean energy and zero-emission vehicles to boot.

2018 67

Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets longer-range battery; still no U.S. plans

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buyers eagerly await the arrival of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car at dealerships early next year, the company has updated another of its electric vehicles as well. That's the new longer-range version of the Nissan e-NV200 small delivery van. forbidden fruit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle Nissan e-NV200While U.S.

2017 67

Nissan unveils IMQ concept with next-gen e-Power system

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Nissan unveiled the all-new IMQ concept vehicle at the Geneva International Motor Show. e-POWER borrows from the EV technology in the Nissan LEAF. The e-POWER system includes a gasoline engine with a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor.

2019 127

Nissan Frontier pickup made mission-ready with two Leaf battery packs

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In a concept vehicle for the São Paulo Motor Show, Nissan has outfitted its local-market Frontier pickup with two Leaf battery packs—creating what it’s calling the Frontier Sentinel. The Sentinel isn’t Nissan’s hint of what it could do in applying its Leaf. Diesels Battery recycling

2018 79

Nissan Leaf S quietly gets 30-kwh battery upgrade, higher price

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For 2016, the model year just ending, the Nissan Leaf electric car got a larger-capacity battery for all but its lowest trim level. The Leaf SV and SL models this year have been fitted with a 30-kilowatt-hour battery, up from the previous 24-kwh capacity, that boosts their EPA-rated range from 84 to 107 miles. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

2016 87

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

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Will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf offer an option that could provide 200 miles of more of real-world driving range? Based on the concept car and prototype battery pack that officially bowed this past week, coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s increasingly likely. Nissan’s IDS Concept from Tokyo is noteworthy on several. Batteries battery pack research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2015 87

Hyperdrive goes in to production using Nissan LEAF batteries

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UK-based Hyperdrive Innovation has become the first company to secure the supply of Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology for its own commercial products. —Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s Vice President for manufacturing in the UK.

2016 101

Nissan gets approval to expand Tennessee battery plant

Green Car Reports

Nissan has received local government approval to add more than 26,000 square feet of floor space to the Smyrna, Tennessee, plant where it produces batteries used in the Leaf electric car. Smryna's Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 4-0 in favor of Nissan's intention to enlarge the 475,000 square-foot plant, which is operated by Nissan. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Longer-range Nissan LEAF PLUS starts at $36,550 in US with up to 226 miles of range

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The new Nissan LEAF PLUS pricing starts at $36,550 and goes on sale at Nissan retailers across the US this month. The Nissan 40kWh battery LEAF with up to 150 miles of range is available at a starting price of under $30,000. Electric (Battery

2019 131

Nissan delivers 300,000th Nissan LEAF

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Nissan has sold its 300,000th Nissan LEAF globally since the model first went on sale in 2010. The battery-electric LEAF is the world’s first mass-produced—and best-selling—electric car. Nissan launched a fully redesigned version of the LEAF in September 2017. The new Nissan LEAF is slated for deliveries in January in the US, Canada and Europe and will be sold in more than 60 markets worldwide. It will take Nissan's EV leadership even further.

2018 60

Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

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At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise electric-car battery packs. The Nissan Navara EnGuard concept does not have an electric powertrain, but it does have two onboard battery packs.

2016 87

Nissan unveils LEAF e+ with additional power and range

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, further broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car by offering a new powertrain with additional power and range. The “e+” refers to the increased energy density of the model’s battery pack and the higher output of its powertrain.

2019 111

Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

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The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold. One of the measures that kept its cost down was the use of passive air cooling for its battery pack, rather than the pricier liquid cooling used by other makers to keep battery temperatures within limits. Nissan has. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Life

2018 64

Nissan sells its battery business, 225-mile Leaf e-Plus to get LG Chem batteries

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When it comes to electric-car batteries, Nissan is no longer going its own way. The company that launched the first modern, mass-market all-electric car has sold its electric-car battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) to Envision Group, a Chinese renewable energy company.

2018 72

Nissan Leaf refurbished batteries offered for older electric cars, in Japan

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With more than 300,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars on the road, some more than six years old, battery degradation is becoming more and more of an issue. The different rates of capacity loss are a topic of much discussion among Leaf owners, but it now seems likely that Nissan's choice of passive air cooling rather than active liquid cooling has. Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Recycling plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) reuse Replacement

2018 67

Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range

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In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation. That study concluded that nearly four out of five of the larger battery packs examined lost cell capacity three times faster than earlier 24-kwh battery packs that were

2018 63

Nissan's big number: 20,000

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Nissan will start taking orders for the upcoming all-electric LEAF next Spring. The report states that Nissan will launch the Leaf next year in the states of Tennessee and Oregon, along with San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and the Phoenix/Tucson region in Arizona.

2009 130

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance invests in Enevate to advance Si-dominant Li-ion battery technology for EVs

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. The investment reflects the capability of Enevate in advanced Li-ion batteries capable of extreme fast charging with high energy density and safety. Batteries Electric (Battery

2018 89

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years

Green Car Reports

By that measure, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus we reviewed earlier this week is ancient, with a basic structure in its ninth model year—though it received a very thorough restyling for. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV When a completely new vehicle is introduced, it's generally around for five to seven years before an entirely redesigned generation of that vehicle is launched.

2019 85

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

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Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. Nissan was accused of not accurately describing the Leaf's real-world range in. Green Batteries Warranty lawsuit plug-in carsThe suit was filed in California in 2012 on behalf of all Leaf owners in that state and in Arizona.

2015 85

Nissan launches Note e-POWER NISMO S in Japan

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The Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO S has gone on sale in Japan, offering buyers of the country’s best-selling car more power and sportiness. With a maximum power of 100 kW and 320 N·m of torque, the model is a higher-spec version of the Nissan Note e-POWER NISMO, released in December 2016.

2018 125

Nissan unveils new LEAF; 150-mile range; high-power variant with larger battery in 2019

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Nissan revealed the Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in a global launch event in Yokohama, followed by its North American debut at a media event in Las Vegas. Nissan puts driving range in Europe at 378 km (235 miles) on the NEDC and in North America at 150 miles (241 km).

2017 101

Dongfeng Nissan begins production of LEAF-based Sylphy EV

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The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Nissan electric car made for China ( earlier post ), has begun rolling off the production line. The start of production by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. Dongfeng Nissan), Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group Co.,

2018 98

Battery life of 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars: what manuals suggest

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It's one of the major questions for any electric-car buyer: How long will the battery pack last? Now a new video looks at that question, comparing the different thermal-management technologies in the batteries of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery LifeAnd what would it cost to replace it if I do need a new one sometime down the road?

2018 70

Nissan launches EV battery manufacturing in Smyrna plant

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Nissan has launched production in its new battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. Combined, the construction of the battery plant and modification of the Smyrna manufacturing facility represent an investment of up to $1.7 Assembling a battery pack at Smyrna.

2012 130

Nissan electric subcompact below Leaf in future electric-car lineup?

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The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first mass-priced modern electric car when it launched in December 2010. Nissan has since sold close to a quarter of a million Leafs, and together with its alliance partner Renault it has now sold more than 350,000 all-electric vehicles. Future Cars subcompact plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault Zoe

2016 84

Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

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Many years ago, the Nissan Pathfinder was one of America’s favorite SUVs. Lugging the kids to soccer practice or the mall didn’t require 4-wheel drive, so Nissan wisely decided to turn the 4th generation Pathfinder into a car-based crossover. Nissan Pathfinder

2013 76

2017 Nissan Leaf preview

Green Car Reports

Six years after the current-generation of the first high-volume modern battery-electric car went on sale in the U.S., the 2017 Nissan Leaf carries on virtually unchanged from the previous model year. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in history, although its sales have slowed recently—perhaps due to the design's age and.

2017 85

Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

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Back in November 2009, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said 20 percent of his company's sales would be electric cars by 2020--and that electric cars would make up 10 percent of global sales. But Ghosn was widely pillored for his projections just a few years later, when Nissan Leaf sales proved slower than expected after its December 2010 launch. sales New car sales Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-Nissan

2015 87

2018 Nissan Leaf battery technology, a deep dive

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When the first-generation Nissan Leaf debuted in 2011, it quickly became the best-selling electric car in history, with no real competition. By the time the most recent version debuted in 2017, it was nearly outdated before it left dealers’ lots due to a shorter range than rivals from Tesla and Chevrolet. The biggest issues with the

2018 67

Nissan's plans: reignite electric-car sales, boost lagging Mitsubishi

Green Car Reports

The Nissan Leaf has been a fading light in the electric car market, but after a few years in the dark, it will soon get a chance to shine once more. Despite a battery capacity increase in 2016 and a quarter of a million in sales since its 2010 launch, the Leaf has been in dire need of a proper trip back to the drawing board. Renault Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan

2017 76

2017 Nissan Leaf specs: all 30-kwh batteries, otherwise unchanged

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It's been almost six years since the Nissan Leaf electric car debuted in December 2010, as a 2011 model. Nonetheless, the Leaf rolls into the 2017 model year all but unchanged as Nissan prepares a redesigned second-generation model for launch at some future date. That makes the current-generation Leaf fairly old by industry standards.

2016 83

2018 Nissan Leaf preview

Green Car Reports

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car represents the second generation and a thorough redesign and update of the highest-selling electric car in the world. Although we still await the last details of pricing, features, and options, we know largely what to expect from Nissan's new electric car when it goes on sale in early 2018. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 63

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with. Batteries plug-in cars energy storage