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For the Nissan Maxima to survive, electrification is a must

One of the most beloved sedans from Nissan’s lineup, the Maxima now lives in the shadow of the crossover craze. As traditional four-doors become less common, automakers need to go the extra mile to lure consumers into sedans. In the case of the Nissan Maxima, it’s straddling the mid-size and entry-level luxury sedan classes, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
Nissan to sell only EVs and hybrids by the early 2030s with goal to be carbon neutral by 2050

Hot on the heels of General Motors announcing its desire for only electric vehicles by 2030, Nissan has also announced its commitment to electrification and carbon neutrality by 2050. This means by the early 2030s, every Nissan will be electrified in some form. The company also aims to change its manufacturing processes to make it […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
Alternating Currents: Transitioning to EVs scorched earth style

  My ships are burning on the beach, and I’m the one who set them ablaze. There is no turning back now, no way to beat a retreat. I’ve turned my face toward the enemy, and whether I march forth alone or we all step synchronically toward a better future, I’ll take that step regardless. […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/27/2021
The Nissan Xterra should come back… as an electric

According to recent reports, Nissan dealerships want the Xterra back in showrooms. With vehicles like the Bronco and Wrangler getting all the hype, they want something to drive people into their showrooms so they can sell them cars. That seems reasonable. I firmly believe that Nissan could just retool a factory exactly the way that […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/26/2021
What is Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system and how does it work?

There are a lot of different types of hybrid systems out there. Toyota has its own proprietary parallel hybrid setup, Hyundai Motor Group, and European automakers use a more conventional layout with a geared transmission, and others use a system that’s biased toward using the electric motor more often. Nissan has been using its e-Power […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/21/2021
Alternating Currents: New year and new president brings new optimism

I know we’re just under three weeks into 2021, but this year feels like a really important one for electric propulsion. For at least the last five years I’ve been repeating this mantra over and over every January, but I swear there’s real change in the air right now. It’s not just hopeful optimism. There […]

by Bradley Brownell
1/20/2021
Nissan Qashqai e-Power gets VC-Turbo engine as generator

The Nissan Qashqai will be one of the first vehicles to feature a higher output version of the brand’s e-Power series hybrid system. It will mark the first time this powertrain is sold outside of Asia when the new-generation Qashqai arrives in Europe later this year. Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system differs from competitors because the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/15/2021
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus: Which is best?

Electrification is upon us and two automakers are at the forefront of that: Nissan and Tesla. Both are pioneers in electric vehicle development but each one took a different route in bringing out their entries. Now, Tesla and Nissan each have 200-mile EVs that are within the reach of the average consumer. Which one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf vs. 2021 Toyota Prius: Which is best?

An electric vehicle or a hybrid? That question goes through everyone’s head when the time comes to move to an electrified model. You’ve narrowed down your options to the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. Each has its merits as a daily driver but the way you use your car determines which one best fits your […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/5/2021
Is this the last generation of the Nissan Leaf?

Nissan‘s first mass market electric car, and really the world’s first mass market electric car, just turned 10 years old last year. The Leaf brought the concept of electric driving mainstream and is a favoriteamongt enthusiasts. The current generation Leaf is a good car. It’s reasonably fun to drive, it’s quick enough, and it has […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/5/2021