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Looking Ahead: EV Pulse America looks forward to driving these vehicles in 2021

We all can probably agree that the year 2020 wasn’t much fun. Aside from the pandemic, Australia was on fire, California was on fire, the economy ground to halt. No good. So we decided to reach out to our staff and see what they are most looking forward to driving in the new year. Since […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/28/2020
How long does it take to charge a Nissan Leaf?

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles in the world. In production since 2010, over 450,000 units have been sold worldwide. With that said, if you’re in the market for a new EV and the Leaf is on your radar you’re likely wondering how long will it take to charge one? […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/24/2020
Alternating Currents: The price of EV batteries more than you think and here’s why

When Nissan first built the relatively compact 24 kWh battery stack in my 2011 Leaf a decade ago, the Japanese automaker paid in the realm of $24,000 to conjure it into existence. With an original MSRP of just over $35,000 before any tax incentives, Nissan was essentially selling an eleven thousand dollar car with twenty-four […]

by Bradley Brownell
12/23/2020
2021 Nissan Note e-Power gets AWD in Japanese market

A month after introducing the new Note in its home market of Japan, Nissan has added the Note e-Power AWD. This variant of the cool little subcompact hatchback features an updated version of Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system, the only powertrain available in the Japanese market. Unlike hybrid systems from other automakers, Nissan’s e-Power only drives […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/23/2020
2021 Nissan Leaf goes on sale with a slight price increase

Nissan has announced the 2021 Leaf, which carries over essentially unchanged. Pricing, on the other hand, increases slightly depending on the trim. As before, two versions of the Leaf will be available the standard model with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery or the Leaf Plus, which gets a 62-kWh unit. The electric motor on the regular […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/22/2020
Nissan Design’s GT-R (x) 2050 turns the car into a wearable machine

When the world is fully autonomous, what would happen to the driver’s cars? What’s going to happen to car enthusiasts? Well, Nissan Design has gone and attempted to answer to that by bringing an idea envisioned by one of its interns to life complete with inspiration from Godzilla itself, the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R (x) […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/16/2020
Nissan celebrates 10th anniversary of Leaf sales in the United States

December 11, 2010 was an important day for Nissan and for the electric vehicle marketplace. It was the day the first U.S. Nissan Leaf was delivered to a customer. It spearheaded a sales blitz that resulted in half a million sales globally. “This milestone is so much bigger than Leaf. It demonstrates that we’ve established […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
Nissan Leaf electric vehicle range

If you walk into a Nissan dealership to look at one of its electric Leaf hatchbacks, you’ll notice there’s more than one to choose from. What separates the two new models you can choose from is how much range it has. Part of deciding which one to buy is determining how much range you realistically […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020
Mitsubishi’s hybrid technology hints at what could come from Nissan

The hybrid powertrain in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is quite unique. It essentially gives you the driving experience of an EV without the range anxiety thanks to the 2.0-liter I4 backing the two electric motors and 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. Not many hybrid vehicles in the U.S. have this setup. Honda uses something similar while […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020
2022 Nissan Ariya shows the brand is innovating again

When the Nissan Ariya debuted earlier this year, it showcased everything from a futuristic yet minimalistic interior to semi-autonomous driving assistance technologies. Look even closer and you’ll realize that this electric SUV is more than just a tech and design showcase. It’s a statement of intent from Nissan; a car that flaunts everything the brand […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020