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 [...]

Nissan wants to roll out charging points in motorway service stations

Posted on December 1, 2011 by in EVs, Latest News, News, Technology

Nissan wants to roll out charging points in motorway service stations

The firm’s UK managing director Jim Wright revealed the Japanese car maker was in ‘advanced talks’ with service station operators about introducing the points which can recharge EVs by up to 80 per cent in just 20 minutes. Wright said Nissan aims to create hubs around the UK which would make traveling from Glasgow to [...]

The fabulous film that sums up the spirit of 2011 Future Car Challenge

Posted on November 22, 2011 by in News, Pure drive, Technology

The fabulous film that sums up the spirit of 2011 Future Car Challenge

THIS might be the last time Pure-Driving returns to the subject of the 2011 Future Car Challenge, but we think it’s worth another mention, just so you can see this excellent video of the event made by Blue Rubicon. As we have reported in the past, the challenge on November 5 invited participants to drive [...]

Video: We want 1.5m of our green cars on the road by 2016, say Nissan

Posted on October 24, 2011 by in EVs, Latest News, Technology

Video: We want 1.5m of our green cars on the road by 2016, say Nissan

NISSAN has unveiled the latest stage of its drive towards a greener future: the Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016). The wide-ranging blueprint sets out what the Japanese-based automaker wants to achieve by 2016 and focuses on three areas: a reduction of its carbon footprint, a shift to renewable energy and an increase in the diversity [...]

Tackling range anxiety: Thousands more charging points to be installed

Posted on October 18, 2011 by in Latest News, Technology

Tackling range anxiety: Thousands more charging points to be installed

ELEKTROMOTIVE, the Brighton-based electric vehicle (EV) recharging point manufacturer, has welcomed the announcement that a privately-funded EV network is to be rolled out across the UK over the next 12 months. Chargemaster’s introduction of the POLAR recharging network plans to bring more than 4,000 charging points to British towns and cities throughout 2012, and Elektromotive [...]

Unveiled: Nissan's self-sufficient, disaster-proof new home

Posted on October 12, 2011 by in Latest News, Technology

Unveiled: Nissan's self-sufficient, disaster-proof new home

  IT’S far from being your average three-bedroom semi, but Nissan and General Electric have worked together to design a radical new house that could prove invaluable in the event of a major disaster such as the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year. And Nissan’s all-electric hatchback the LEAF is central to [...]

Engine is in the top 10 for 2011

Posted on September 26, 2011 by in EVs, Technology

Engine is in the top 10 for 2011

WARD’S AutoWorld magazine in the US announced that Nissan LEAF’s 100-per cent electric, zero-emission drive system is included in its prestigious ’10 Best Engines’ list for 2011. It is the first time in the 17-year history of the magazine’s ’10 Best Engines’ that the selection committee has chosen a non-petrol powered system. For 2011, 38 [...]

London drivers can power up for free

Posted on September 15, 2011 by in EVs, Technology

London drivers can power up for free

To mark the launch of the Source London charging network, Nissan is offering all Nissan LEAF owners across the capital, a free 12-month subscription to the scheme. In support of the scheme, launched at the end of May by Mayor Boris Johnson, Nissan will give all Nissan LEAF owners living within 40 miles of Source [...]

Safety first for five-star LEAF

Posted on September 15, 2011 by in EVs, Technology

Safety first for five-star LEAF

Following its success in the US crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF was awarded the highest five-star car safety rating in last month’s Euro NCAP crash tests. The Nissan LEAF is the first electric vehicle to earn this distinction. With an 89 per cent [...]

Google setting a good example

Posted on September 15, 2011 by in EVs, Technology

Google setting a good example

Google has purchased a number of electric vehicles to form part of its Gfleet. The global company wants to develop the largest corporate EV charging infrastructure in the US, and Nissan LEAF is playing an important role in helping Google reduce its carbon footprint. The Gfleet comes as the latest addition to Google’s green transportation [...]