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Nissan Leaf Deep Discounts This Month

March 8, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Up to 40% Off List in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Via Organizations’ Negotiated Discount Option

Buyers of all-electric Nissan Leaf cars in Minnesota and Wisconsin can get up to 40% off the retail price this month when combining the federal tax credit for EVs with a program run by partners including Drive Electric Minnesota, the local Twin Cities Clean Cites organization – and Kline Nissan, of Maplewood, Minn.

The 2016 Nissan Leaf Fears Not the Ice

February 23, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EV with 30-Kilowatt-Hour Battery Goes on Sale in Europe

The 2016 Nissan Leaf all-battery car with 30-kilowatt-hour lithium battery has gone on sale in Europe, and the automaker is celebrating with a blockbuster (think block of ice) video filmed in Norefjell, Norway.

BMW and Nissan for DC Fast-Charging

December 24, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

120 Dual Port 50-Kilowatt Units in 19 States with Goal
Of Supporting Longer-Distance 100% Battery EV Travel

BMW and Nissan are trumpeting installation of 50-kilowatt DC Fast charge units “at 120 locations across 19 states.” They’re supporting drivers of electric vehicle including their own Leaf and i3 models, while promoting “increased adoption of electric vehicles nationwide.”

Nissan Leaf Cars for NYC Driver’s Ed

October 23, 2015 in Education, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First Exposure Many of These Students Have Had to Any Electric Vehicles’

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Keith Kerman

To start the 2015 school season, DCAS [the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services] has partnered with the Department of Education to introduce electric cars for use in DOE driver education programs citywide. For the first time, NYC high school students are developing skills for their future while also driving the vehicle of the future.

No Charge to Charge Widened by Nissan

October 9, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nissan Leaf Buyers Get Two Years of Complimentary Public Charging

Nissan has extended its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for retail Nissan Leaf sales to Austin, Texas; Monterey, Calif., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., bringing the list of eligible locales to twenty.

Renault-Nissan Sells Its 250,000th EV

June 30, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alliance Accounts for Half of All Electric Vehicles Sold Globally

The Paris- and Yokohama-based Renault-Nissan Alliance is trumpeting the early-June sale, in France, of its 250,000th electric vehicle.

Ricker’s Indianapolis Nissan Leaf Charging

March 20, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

C-Store Operator Teams with Nissan for DC Fast EV Charging,
50-Kilowatt Signet Units Supplied by Green Power Technology

Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” offer for the Leaf battery electric car has been extended to metropolitan Indianapolis, with nine DC fast charge units hosted by the Ricker’s chain of convenience stores, and three at local Simon Property malls.

ACT-EDTA Welcomes Nissan Leaf

February 26, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Companies, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All Battery Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Signs on as a Presenting Sponsor

This year’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo continues to grow: the Electric Drive Transportation Association and ACT Expo 2015 organizer GNA today welcomed the Nissan Leaf organization as a presenting sponsor.

V2G Fleet Unveiled by the U.S. Air Force

November 17, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Largest Vehicle-to-Grid Project in the Country’ Feted at Los Angeles AFB

The U.S. Air Force and California Energy Commission celebrated deployment of a long-awaited fleet of 42 mostly V2G-capable vehicles at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Friday. By letting charged EVs give electricity back to the grid when needed, vehicle-to-grid technology allows the fleet “to provide more than 700 kilowatts of power to the grid, sufficient power for more than 140 American homes,” the Air Force says, talking up V2G as a way to both save money and enhance security. updated November 18

Nissan Sets Battery Leaf Sales Record

October 30, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sales Just Through September Up More Than 36% from All of 2013

With October not quite finished, Nissan is trumpeting a new U.S. sales record for its 100% battery electric Leaf: “surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in 2013.”

Nissan Delivers 50,000th U.S. Leaf

June 3, 2014 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Worldwide Sales Now Total Nearly 115,000, Automaker Says

Nissan is celebrating delivery of the 50,000th pure battery electric Leaf vehicle, to a family in Texas, and says that worldwide sales number almost 115,000.

NissanLeaf50000“Thanks to enthusiastic owner advocates, robust public charging infrastructure and the launch of a successful free charging promotion, Dallas – and the state of Texas – have become hot growth markets for Leaf,” the automaker says: “So far in 2014, Leaf sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have grown by about 50% over the previous year.”

A new state tax rebate of up to $2,500 on the purchase or lease of a new Nissan Leaf has helped spur sales, Nissan says.

‘Everything We Need Day-to-Day’

“Beyond the simple economics of not buying gas, we’ve been impressed with how well the Leaf drives,” Todd Bolt of Southlake, driver of the 50,000th car, says in the Nissan release. “When we show the Leaf off to family and friends, they’re surprised that the car is so quiet and rides so well. The Leaf does everything we need day-to-day, and given the financial savings, I don’t know why we’d buy another gas car.”

Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston are among ten launch markets for “No Charge to Charge,” a promotion that provides two years of no-cost public charging to new Leaf buyers who took delivery of their car after April 1.

Nissan Atinge Marca De 50 Mil Unidades do Carro 100% ElÈtrico L‘World’s Top-Selling EV’

“Texas is a great indicator that the right mix of customer awareness and strategically placed charging can lead to rapid EV adoption, and we expect to use that model to grow our sales in markets across the U.S., said Nissan EV marketing director Toby Perry.

With nearly 115,000 global sales, Nissan Leaf is the world’s top-selling EV, Nissan says.


Nissan fleet sales, Travis Duncan,615-209-8833; [email protected];

Nissan info, Brian Brockman, 615-725-1447; [email protected];

AutoNation Nissan (Lewisville), Joe Barbee, 972-353-0223 or 972-763-5527 (main); [email protected];

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Nissan Drops Leaf Price

January 15, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As Low as $18,800 for S Model, Depending on Incentives

Nissan is talking up Tennessee production of its all-electric Leaf passenger car for 2013, as well as U.S. production of the EV’s lithium ion batteries, and says that price reductions for this third model year make Leaf “the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the United States” – $28,800 for the newly-added S grade, which can be brought as low as $18,800 with incentives in some locales.

Toyota Trumpets Prius Plug-In’s ‘Value’

September 12, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Says Lithium Ion Hybrid Has Had Better Start than Leaf or Volt

Toyota’s strategy of offering modest all-electric capability for its Prius Plug-In – about 11 miles – appears to be paying off, as the firm says it’s sold more than 6,000 cars during its first six months on the market.

Zipcar FastFleet for Houston EV Sharing

August 22, 2012 in EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Zipcar and the City of Houston said today that the Houston Fleet Share program for municipal employees will employ Zipcar’s FastFleet technology.

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