Nissan is working to make its eco-friendly Leaf car into an alternate power source for homes in times of emergency. The Japanese car maker is developing the technology as it simultaneously attempts to gear back up to full production after the country was devastated by severe natural disasters in March. A pure electric car The Read on! →


A trade group for auto dealers has voiced opposition to the government’s fuel standards initiative. The Obama administration has set a dauntingly high bar for fuel consumption standards. Currently, the goal is for all automakers to average 60 miles per gallon for their entire fleets by 2025. That goal for fuel consumption has been decried Read on! →


For many motorists, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has long been the go-to place for roadside assistance. But what about the rising number of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) on our road? Who will service their needs? AAA will test one possible solution with a six-city trial of the service’s new mobile charging service Read on! →


The Nissan Leaf sold well in its initial offering, but sales have slowed much since that time. The higher cost of EVs has hindered their adoption in the U.S., and much of that added expense is due to the battery pack. Now, says Nissan, it is making a new battery pack for the Leaf that Read on! →


If you’ve been waiting excitedly for the Nissan Leaf all-electric vehicle, then $99 will put you first in line as soon as it is released. The Nissan Leaf website has been taking reservations for a few months, but on April 20, a $99 deposit will put you “on the list” when the Leaf is released. Read on! →


Nissan’s electric Leaf was not available in all 50 states until recently. However, U.S. dealers manged to move 9,700 units in 2011. The 2013 U.S. model begins production at the Smyrna, Tenn., facility possibly as early as December. The coming model will feature a whole slew of new upgrades to tempt the buyer. Responsive to Read on! →


Some say that the hosts of “Top Gear” don’t know much about electric cars and that what they say about them is always wrong. The hugely popular motoring show on the BBC has gotten into another quarrel with an electric car maker by slamming the Nissan Leaf. Television host angers Nissan and the disabled in Read on! →


Nissan Leaf owners, disgruntled that Nissan is not taking their complaints of battery power loss in hotter climates seriously, have staged their own test. Expect Nissan to pay attention now. Nissan Leaf batteries losing power in heat? Following the flaming-hot summer, some Leaf owners in Arizona noticed that the batteries in their Leafs were losing Read on! →


Nissan has just announced that it will take reservations for the Leaf for customers who have had to wait to purchase one. The supply of available Leaf cars has dwindled to practically nil after the earthquake and tsunami badly disrupted the Japanese car industry. Now that production is resuming, customers can make a reservation for Read on! →