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Chevy Bolt EV, 107-Mile Nissan Leaf Face Off At LA Drive Electric Week Event

Green Car Reports

We're now in the middle of National Drive Electric Week, the largest ever, with events planned for almost 200 cities. But yesterday Los Angeles managed to pull off a double-header: Its event brought together the first production versions of the new 107-mile 2016 Nissan Leaf and a running prototype of the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Los Angeles Drive Electric Week Chevrolet Bolt EV

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Disembowled, Displayed On Pegboard (Video)

Green Car Reports

Have you ever wondered what a Nissan Leaf electric car looks like when you peel away the bodywork, seats, and virtually everything beside the powertrain? Thanks to one enterprising YouTube user--and one sacrificed electric car--now you can find out.

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Next Nissan Leaf to be followed by electric SUV, sports car?

Green Car Reports

While the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV have gotten the lion's share of electric-car press lately, the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle in history. The 200,000th Leaf was sold globally sometime in January, putting the electric hatchback at roughly twice the volume of any other plug-in electric car to date. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Reports

The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, because we deemed the world's first mass-priced high-volume battery-electric car more significant. That car, the Nissan Leaf, narrowly edged out the Chevy Volt to.

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Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

Hybrid SUV Blog

Many years ago, the Nissan Pathfinder was one of America’s favorite SUVs. Compared to its rivals from Jeep and Chevrolet, the Pathfinder ruled. Using this new family-friendly design, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is powered by Nissan’s new twin-clutch hybrid system.

Electric cars fall short in crash test results

Green Cars News

Probably the world’s best-known electric car, the Nissan LEAF received a Poor rating in a small overlap front crash test conducted by US independent research group, the Insurance Institute for Highway Sa[.]. Electric cars Nissan Chevrolet Editor Pick

From Nissan Leaf To Tesla Model S: The Big Electric-Car Jump

Green Car Reports

With more than a dozen plug-in cars on the market in California, this was the year we decided it was time to trade up--and swap one electric car for another. Since March 2011, our household fleet has consisted of a 2011 Nissan Leaf and a 2011 Chevrolet Volt. MORE: 2011 Nissan Leaf vs 2011 Chevy Volt: Strengths & Weaknesses, By The Man Who Owns

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Volvo plans a long-range electric car for 2019, details to come

Green Car Reports

The electric car that Volvo has long planned for 2019 could join a growing group of long-range, mass-market models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the upcoming Tesla Model 3, and the second-generation Nissan Leaf. The Swedish automaker has concentrated on plug-in hybrids for the most part thus far, but plans to launch a production electric car within. Geely Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives

Green Car Reports

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Last month, sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car actually increased over last year's comparable number, while those of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid soared. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 Nissan Leaf Details, Tesla's Toyota Deal Ends, Quiet Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: More details on the 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car emerge, Tesla''s deal to supply Toyota RAV4 EV electric powertrains ends, and we drive the 2014 Chevrolet Spark with CVT. A Proterra electric bus traveled 700 miles in 24 hours with regular recharging. How quiet are electric cars

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (updated)

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sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. Both the Volt and the Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback went. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to reach 100,000 units, and Chevy's justified in celebrating the occasion with a press release and a bit of fanfare.

Four new (or updated) electric cars coming for 2017

Green Car Reports

Among battery electric cars on sale in the U.S., only three vehicles have sold more than 10,000 copies since 2010: the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and BMW i3. The most eagerly awaited new 2017 electric car is undoubtedly the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with a promised. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV But four new or updated models coming for the 2017 model year may change those equations.

Which electric car will sell best during 2018? Poll results

Green Car Reports

Next year should be a record year for sales of plug-in electric cars. A new crop of affordable electric cars with 200 miles of range or more will be available, joining this year's Chevrolet Bolt EV, including the next-generation Nissan Leaf and the mass-market Tesla Model 3. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

Electric-Car Prices: Tesla, Nissan, Chevy Should Be Ashamed--Here's Why

Green Car Reports

Especially since Nissan, Chevrolet, Tesla, and Mitsubishi all now engage in a pricing practice of which they should be ashamed. It's so-called "net pricing" of their electric cars, in which the price appearing in their marketing and on their websites is $7,500 lower Always read the fine print. That's a lesson every car buyer should take to heart.

Plug-in electric car sales for August: Volt sells at twice Leaf rate

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vehicle sales last month are expected to fall overall as data rolls in, August has traditionally been a very good month for sales of plug-in electric cars. The Chevrolet Volt, for one, kept up its pace this year, with August sales of 2,081, for an eight-month total of 14,295 Volts delivered so far this year. The Nissan Leaf, on the. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV While U.S.

Chevy Bolt EV road trip, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Nissan Juke hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, a Chevrolet Bolt EV owner takes her electric car on an 800-mile road trip, we drive the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and the Nissan Juke is slated to get an e-Power hybrid option. The 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated quite a bit of excitement, but a recent 800-mile road trip in the new.

U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

Green Car Reports

Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Shortly after that, in his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million such cars on U.S. roads by 2015. Regrettably, that goal was not reached. sales New car sales plug-in cars

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Tesla Supercharger Use, 250K Renault-Nissan Electric Cars, Alt Fuel Barriers: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, questions about how Tesla really intends customers to use its Supercharger fast-charging stations, Renault and Nissan sell more than 250,000 electric cars, and potential barriers to the success of hydrogen fuel cells. A report claims the new model that will be built alongside the Chevrolet Bolt EV in.

Nissan Leaf With 250-Mile Range: Ghosn Shows R&D Car, Video At Annual Meeting

Green Car Reports

While Chevrolet beats the drum for the Bolt EV 200-mile electric car it will likely launch before the end of next year, Nissan has been relatively quiet about its plans to upgrade the Leaf's current 84-mile range to compete. Future Cars battery pack Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Tiny 40-Year-Old Electric Car Now As Fast As Tesla Roadster

Green Car Reports

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010 with the launch of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. But there were many electric cars before that, from both established manufacturers and small upstart firms. s Enfield Automotive, although its electric cars are largely. One of those small independent companies was the U.K.'s Vintage plug-in cars

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Chevy Bolt Concept Video, GM Hybrid System, Longer-Range Nissan Electric Car: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We''ve got lots of electric-car news today, including a Chevrolet Bolt concept video from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, a possible connection between the 2016 Chevy Volt and General Motors'' future hybrid system, and Nissan''s claim that it is close to extending electric-car ranges. The Tesla Model S electric car

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat

Green Car Reports

At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. Sometime this month, full pricing and availability for the 2016 Nissan Leaf with its 107-mile range will be revealed. These two updated plug-in electric cars represent improvements on their predecessors; their long-impending. sales New car sales plug-in cars

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Volt Strong, But Leaf, i3 Decline

Green Car Reports

Sales of plug-in electric cars generally fall off a bit as the weather gets colder, and it's the same this year, with November sales slightly down on those of October. The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt continued strong, even though it's on sale only in California and a few other states, but weakness in the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 was stronger. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

Bosch Offers Wireless Charging For Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt

Green Car Reports

Tired of plugging in your Nissan Leaf or Chevrolet Volt electric car to recharge every night? Yearn for the simplicity of simply parking over a charging pad and walking away? Bosch Automotive Service Solutions feels your pain. The service arm of the German auto-parts maker is now offering a wireless battery-charging system for owners of either

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: here's what can go wrong for electric-car pioneer

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car. It will beat planned 200-mile electric cars from BMW, Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagen, and other makers, and that's all to the good for plug-in car advocates. But the Bolt faces numerous hurdles to success. sales dealers GM Chevy plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging

Who Wins Electric-Car Brand Battle? BMW, Tesla Have The Buzz Now

Green Car Reports

While more than a dozen plug-in electric cars are now sold in the United States, only three carmakers--Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla--have emerged as volume players, with BMW perhaps intending to become the fourth. The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf still maintain an overall sales lead, but are they losing to BMW and Tesla in the more subjective

Tesla driver monitoring, Nissan Leaf sales decline, VW electric-car plan: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we look at the legality of Tesla's use of driver data, why anticipation of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV may be hurting Nissan Leaf sales, and the Volkswagen Group's plan to launch 30 electric-car models by 2025. Volvo electric buses are quiet enough to serve as mobile concert halls.

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Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main Mission To Marginalize Tesla Electric Cars?

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV may be the most eagerly awaited electric car since the original Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt (plus everything Tesla). Its claimed 200-mile range and pre-incentive price of $37,500 will make it unique if it launches this December as expected. And there's been much press coverage of whether or not the Bolt EV will compete. General Motors Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Mary Barra Tesla Model 3

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In April: Leaf Widens Lead, Volt Flat Again

Green Car Reports

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month appear to be staying level with last month''s, based on early figures from Nissan and Chevrolet. The Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback continued the stronger sales trend from March: 2,088 Leafs found new owners, lower than the March number of 2,507 (its second-best month ever, after December last

Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

Green Car Reports

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale. Yet some people have been driving electric cars much longer than that. In honor of its own 10th anniversary, electric-car advocacy group Plug-In America has compiled a list of 10 electric car "pioneers." Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) California Plug-in America plug-in cars state laws zero emissions

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2015: Tesla On Top Again (Most Likely)

Green Car Reports

As expected, the Tesla Model S was a “three-peat” plug-in electric vehicle sales champion in Canada back in February, with its 48 sales comfortably exceeding those of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf at 38 apiece. With the electric flagships at Chevy and Nissan again limited to double digits in March--and Tesla''s habit of delivering.

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Priced At Less Than $32,500

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet has released more details on its 2014 Spark EV, ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Along with official photos of the electric Spark, Chevy is hinting at a price "below $25,000 with incentives", meaning a pre-incentive price of under $32,500. That puts the pre-incentive price more or less where you'd expect--less than the $35,200 Nissan

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010

Green Car Reports

For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three years, the Nissan Leaf''s total U.S. sales surpassed those of the Chevrolet Volt. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Triple In 2012 As Buyers, Models Increase

Green Car Reports

car buyers took home about 17,500 plug-in electric cars in 2011. In 2012, about 53,000 electric cars were likely sold--essentially triple the prior year's number. We know that at least 50,000 sales of plug-in cars will have been reported by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and

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IIHS awards Chevrolet Volt & Nissan Leaf top ratings in 1st US crash tests of mainstream electric cars

Green Car Congress

The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf earned the highest safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the first US crash test evaluations of plug-in electric cars. IIHS says that the result demonstrates that automakers are using the same safety engineering in new electric cars as they do in gasoline-powered vehicles. The addition of the 2 electric cars brings to 80 the number of award winners so far for 2011, including 7 hybrid models.

Nissan Leaf road trip, 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla ends buybacks: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have a 1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip, a report that the 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will start production in October, and the end of Tesla's guaranteed buyback program. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla cancels its guaranteed buyback program in a move meant to free up cash. Sales of the Toyota Prius hybrid. Today in Car News

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BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

Green Car Reports

Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey all-electric sedans and SUVs with ranges of 250-plus.

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Once More, Infiniti Electric Car Is Killed Off (Or Postponed?)

Green Car Reports

The electric-car headlines at last week''s Detroit Auto Show clearly belonged to the Chevrolet Bolt concept, a subcompact 200-mile electric car. But another news item is just now coming to light: A representative for Nissan''s luxury brand, Infiniti, says the carmaker has shelved plans to offer a battery-electric model.

Electric-Car Wars: Chevy Volt Still Outselling Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

But for the third month in a row, Chevrolet sold more Volt range-extended electric cars than Nissan delivered Leaf plug-ins. During February, Nissan delivered 67 Leaf battery electric hatchbacks, bringing its two-month total to 154. Battle of the Titans it ain't. Adding in the 19 delivered in December since the first one went to Olivier Chaloub

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Quick Drive Impressions

All Cars Electric

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone and was a real treat for electric car fans. Not only could you get close to cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and smart fortwo electric drive, but some were even available to test. One of the cars attracting a lot of attention was the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. For much of the European press it was their first

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