http://www.which.co.uk/cars According to Nissan, the Leaf is the world's first mass-market electric vehicle (EV). It's part of the Japanese firm's effort to reduce CO2 emissions from its vehicles by 90% by 2050.
Citroen Nemo rolls over in Which? tests
http://www.which.co.uk/cars Which? crash testing has found that small MPvs like the Citroen Nemo can dramatically flip over if you get one without stability control fitted. Read the full report on our website now.
Nissan Leaf electric car - Which? first look
Nissan has launched it's new all-electric car, the Nissan Leaf, and Which? was there to get a first hand look at the car set to be manufactured in the UK. Get the full report at http://www.which.co.uk/cars
Nissan Leaf | Fully Charged
A first drive in the soon to be released Nissan Leaf.
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Think Electric Car test drive
The Think City Electric Car test drive was very fun, this is a small and affordable car that will be available for sale in the US in the next few months and we really look forward to it.
The fully charged car goes as far as 100 miles and it's a perfect weekday car to go to work and drive around the city. The car was brought from Michigan to California for a special event and we were lucky enough to drive it. The Think City electric vehicle looks small from the outside but is fairly large and tall on the inside, I felt really safe driving it. It's a little noisy inside but nothing bad. The maximum speed is around 70 miles per hour (112 Km) and they didn't want to tell me how much it would cost but I have my guesses ($10,000 to 15,000) since, well, it's made out of plastic. Another benefit of the body is that it wouldn't get scratched. The car comes with a radio and has an option for a GPS, two things I definitely need! Other interesting facts are that the battery lasts 100,000 miles or a minimum of ten years, something other cars won't live to see! Lastly, the first maintenance check is at 40,000 miles.
Think EV is a Scandinavian company that calls themselves "one of the most carbon efficient car companies in the world". I just took a look at their new Think City design and I like it much better than this one we test drove. I hope we'll be able to see them take over the roads of major US cities and our very own garages! What could be better than never going to a gas station, never having to change the oil and never having to change the filter again?! I also discovered that this car has only five moving parts versus a conventional car that usually has hundreds of moving parts, making it much harder to break and easier to find out a problem when it arises. With gas prices skyrocketing (will it ever end?) it makes me even more excited to drive cars such as Think City. Of course it can't be as fun as the Tesla but it's an amazing automobile. Check out our Tesla Test Drive here: http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/19-tesla-roadster-test-drive
Nissan Leaf UK tour - Newcastle. First 'under the bonnet' view.
Nissan brought their new Leaf EV to the Newcastle Centre for Life on the 29th April 2010. This video shows the Leaf in detail, including a rare view under the bonnet (showing that there isn't much to see!). Also shown is a brief test drive of the EV-12 test mule - a Nissan Tiida with a Leaf drivetrain.
Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle
http://MPGomatic.com gets the lowdown on the Nissan Leaf plug-in electric car at the 2010 Washington Auto Show from Nissan's Director of Product Planning and Advanced Technology Strategy, Mark Perry. The Leaf will be the first affordable mass market highway-capable pure electric vehicle (based on Lithium battery technology) from a major manufacturer.
Get to know the Nissan LEAF Electric Car - AutoNation.com
Take a closer look at Nissan's all-new 100% electric, 0 emissions Nissan LEAF vehicle (Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car). With a sleek design and spacious interior, you'll be surprised at the power that comes from the Nissan LEAF's lithium battery. Driving range approximately 100 miles on a single charge! Check out the Nissan Leaf for yourself and test drive an electric car at your nearest AutoNation Nissan Dealership or visit http://www.AutoNation.com
Nissan LEAF Zero-Emission Car
Nissan unveiled the Nissan LEAF, the worlds first affordable, zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.
Slated for launch in late 2010 in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Nissan LEAF ushers in a new era of mobility the zero-emission era. The car is the embodiment of Nissans radical, transformative vision for the future and the culmination of decades of investment and research.
Nissan LEAF is powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries, which generate power output of over 90kW, while its electric motor delivers 80kW/280Nm. This ensures a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered automobiles.
Unlike internal-combustion engine (ICE) equipped vehicles, Nissan LEAFs power train has no tail pipe, and thus no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases. A combination of Nissan LEAFs regenerative braking system and innovative lithium-ion battery packs enables the car to deliver a driving range of more than 160km (100 miles) on one full charge*. (*US LA4 mode)
Nissan unveils all-electric Leaf car
The Nissan Leaf is powered by Lithium Ion batteries and due to be launched in Japan, the U.S. and Europe in late 2010. It also includes advanced IT systems.