Nissan readies NV200 Taxi for operation in Barcelona

Posted on November 23, 2012 by in Latest News, News, Pure drive

Nissan readies NV200 Taxi for operation in Barcelona

First it was Japan, the USA and the UK, now it’s Spain. The Nissan NV200 and the e-NV200 concept are leading the way for zero emission vehicles in Spain and for taxi operation in Barcelona. Nissan’s leadership in electric vehicles reinforces Barcelona City Council’s strategy to promote sustainable mobility in the city and to make [...]

Nissan unveils Quick Chargers in France and the Netherlands

Posted on May 30, 2012 by in Latest News, Pure drive

Nissan unveils Quick Chargers in France and the Netherlands

NISSAN has unveiled its first electric vehicle Quick Chargers in France and the Netherlands. The Quick Chargers are the first of 400 free units, which have been manufactured and donated across Europe by Nissan, allowing any compliant electric vehicle to be recharged to 80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes. In the Netherlands, the [...]

Video: Los Angeles show is dedicated to EVs of all shapes and sizes

Posted on May 18, 2012 by in Latest News, Pure drive

Video: Los Angeles show is dedicated to EVs of all shapes and sizes

TODAY Pure-driving travels to America, where the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium was recently held in Los Angeles. It’s a show completely dedicated to electric vehicles in the newest shapes, colours, and sizes. This year’s event was the first time the Nissan LEAF and the Infiniti LE sat side by side. ‘It’s probably the strongest statement [...]

Credit where it's due: DeltaWing designer's praise for Nissan

Posted on May 14, 2012 by in Pure drive, Technology

Credit where it's due: DeltaWing designer's praise for Nissan

NISSAN deserves a huge amount of credit for getting involved with the radical motorport project DeltaWing. And that’s not just us saying that. The words come straight from Ben Bowlby, pictured, the originator and designer of the ground-breaking concept, a car that has been grabbing headlines around the world in recent weeks. Speaking during the [...]

Wales going green with more charging stations up and running

Posted on May 10, 2012 by in Latest News, Pure drive

Wales going green with more charging stations up and running

WITH summer fast approaching, the Welsh Dragon seems to be turning a shade of green with four holiday locations in Wales switching on their electric car charging stations, donated by Zero Carbon World. Wales is fast moving up the list of eco-getaways in the UK with Zero Carbon World and Welsh Road Trips vowing to [...]

Socket to 'em! Commercial plugs the success of the LEAF

Posted on December 28, 2011 by in EVs, Latest News, News, Pure drive

Socket to 'em! Commercial plugs the success of the LEAF

MEET the singing sockets! As Nissan celebrates a whole year of Nissan LEAF sales, the American arm of the company has released a commercial to mark the occasion. Sockets in garages and workshops sing Happy Birthday in a light-hearted tribute to the all-electric car. That represents a staggering 32 million petrol-free miles travelled since the [...]

'I knew the way we were organising our world wasn't sustainable'

Posted on December 22, 2011 by in EVs, News, Pure drive

'I knew the way we were organising our world wasn't sustainable'

OWNING, buying and driving an electric car is no bohemian dream for Robert Llewellyn, comedian, actor and EV fanatic. If anything in the world of cars is hippie-ish it’s the thought that the black stuff is going to run out, believes the Red Dwarf star. ‘If you take someone like Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and [...]

Committee cuts its carbon footprint with delivery of a Nissan LEAF

Posted on December 21, 2011 by in Latest News, News, Pure drive

Committee cuts its carbon footprint with delivery of a Nissan LEAF

THE EU committee of the regions has just received the keys to a 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF. The vehicle will be used by the institution during VIP visits in Brussels and for general logistical purposes. The EU institution that represents the interests of Europe’s regions in Brussels is making a conscious effort to [...]

Yet another rave review from a fan of the all-electric Nissan LEAF

Posted on November 25, 2011 by in Latest News, News, Pure drive

Yet another rave review from a fan of the all-electric Nissan LEAF

THOSE rave reviews for the Nissan LEAF just keep on coming! As more and more people around the world get behind the wheel of the all-electric, emissions-free hatchback, the word continues to spread that the car is simply a pleasure to pilot. The latest words of praise come from a writer based in America. Carmel [...]

Wireless charging points on trial in London as Boris continues his EV drive

Posted on November 23, 2011 by in News, Pure drive

Wireless charging points on trial in London as Boris continues his EV drive

TRANSPORT for London (TfL) is to be part of a pioneering trial of wireless charge points for electric vehicles, as Mayor Boris Johnson continues with his drive to make London the ‘electric car capital of Europe’. The innovative technology enables motorists to charge batteries by driving over an electric charge pad, instead of plugging in [...]