Nissan suggests an electric, and innovative, return to Le Mans

Posted on February 26, 2013 by in EVs, Latest News, News

Nissan suggests an electric, and innovative, return to Le Mans

NISSAN will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014, promising to bring ‘an innovative project’ to the table that’s likely to be electric. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn made the pledge to return to Le Mans during a special event today in Yokohama, Japan, to open a new headquarters for Nismo, Nissan’s global performance [...]

My pride and pleasure at driving something special

Posted on February 14, 2013 by in Blog, EVs, Latest News

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TODAY Pure-driving chats to Paul O’Neill about his experiences of driving a Nissan LEAF. Paul is category manager for electric vehicles at Nissan so naturally has plenty to say about the company’s all-electric hatchback. Here, Paul shares his thoughts with us… February 1 marked three months since the O’Neill family took delivery of a Nissan [...]

Leading firms get together to make electric vehicle charging easier

Posted on January 21, 2013 by in EVs, Latest News

Leading firms get together to make electric vehicle charging easier

LEADERS in the field of electric vehicles (EVs) have joined forces to accelerate the development of a national system for low carbon vehicle charging as well as developing associated technologies. Charge Your Car (North), the largest regional network of EV charge points, and its sister company, Zero Carbon Futures, are to enter into an agreement [...]

Pure-driving – and Auto Express – take the e-NV200 for a spin

Posted on October 31, 2012 by in EVs, Latest News

Pure-driving – and Auto Express – take the e-NV200 for a spin

THE Nissan LEAF has had a great first couple of years. Since the first one was delivered to a lucky Californian motorist in December 2010, more than 35,000 of the all-electric hatchbacks have been sold around the world, and it has grabbed a huge haul of car of the year awards too. But Nissan haven’t [...]

Everybody had Grand Designs on an all-electric Nissan LEAF!

Posted on October 25, 2012 by in Blog, EVs, Latest News

Everybody had Grand Designs on an all-electric Nissan LEAF!

NISSAN were at the recent Grand Designs Live event in Birmingham to promote the all-electric LEAF… with the aim of making more people aware of the benefits of electric motoring and of owning a LEAF in particular. Event controller Lucy Walton spared five minutes of her time to answer a few questions about the event. [...]

All-electric Nissan e-NV200 goes into production in 2013

Posted on September 20, 2012 by in EVs, Latest News, News

All-electric Nissan e-NV200 goes into production in 2013

IT’S been confirmed – the Nissan e-NV200 will go into production in 2013. Although still officially a concept vehicle, the e-NV200 being given its world premiere at the Hanover Motor Show gives a clear indication of the distinctive style and, more significantly, the technical make-up of the final production vehicle. Its sophisticated all-electric drivetrain is [...]

Nissan's all-new London cab wins praise… and a LOT of media interest

Posted on August 7, 2012 by in EVs, Latest News

Nissan's all-new London cab wins praise… and a LOT of media interest

NISSAN has won praise from the Mayor of London after unveiling its bold new vision for London’s black cab. The NV200 London taxi will offer hugely reduced CO2 outputs compared to current cabs – a focus in line with Boris Johnson’s air quality strategy for the capital. An all-electric e-NV200 concept is also set to [...]

VIDEO: Another LEAF landmark: It's the quickest going backwards!

Posted on July 4, 2012 by in EVs, Latest News, News

VIDEO: Another LEAF landmark: It's the quickest going backwards!

DRIVEN by professional stunt driver Terry Grant, the LEAF raced backwards up the famous Goodwood hillclimb course at the Festival of Speed, covering the distance in 1 minute 37.02 seconds at an average speed of 88.5km/h (55 mph). Having set the record on Friday, the opening day of the festival in West Sussex, Terry went [...]

Free Nissan LEAF taxi rides around London go down a treat with passengers

Posted on June 26, 2012 by in EVs, Latest News, News

Free Nissan LEAF taxi rides around London go down a treat with passengers

SCORES of delighted passengers – both Londoners and visitors to the capital – were treated to free ‘taxi’ rides in the zero-emission Nissan LEAF over the weekend (June 23-24). Journey requests came in for destinations all over London, from Covent Garden to Croydon, with professional taxi drivers from Battersea-based Climate Cars driving the 100 per [...]

VIDEO: UN conference delegates enjoy an EV experience in Brazil

Posted on June 20, 2012 by in EVs, Latest News

VIDEO: UN conference delegates enjoy an EV experience in Brazil

A FLEET of electric vehicles from the Renault-Nissan Alliance is shuttling United Nations delegates at its conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, the world’s largest environmental summit. The conference, which runs from June 13-22, is the first time the UN has used a dedicated zero-emission car fleet for shuttling its delegates. More than [...]