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Nissan’s EV future will look different from its EV present

Nissan was the first automaker to bring an affordable electric vehicle to the mainstream with the Leaf. While many of us credit Tesla for making them popular, the Leaf was on sale and in driveways while cars like the Model 3 were just a figment of Elon’s imagination. Over the years that followed, each company […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/8/2021
2022 Nissan Ariya undergoes final aerodynamic testing

The 2022 Nissan Ariya is undergoing the final phase of testing and part of that is putting the car in a wind tunnel. Improving a car’s aerodynamics is crucial to help the car cut through the air as efficiently as possible. A vehicle with minimal resistance to aero forces well is also more efficient because […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/26/2021
2022 Nissan Qashqai debuts with e-Power hybrid system

Nissan has finally taken the wraps off the third-generation 2022 Qashqai and it marks the first time the brand’s e-Power hybrid system will be offered in the European market. The subcompact crossover is one of the bestselling models for Nissan and it’s now sporting a sharp new look. In total, Nissan has sold well over […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/18/2021
New Nissan Qashqai teased with Rogue-like headlights

Nissan has dropped another teaser for the next Qashqai, which is debuting on February 18. We finally get a small glimpse of the crossover’s exterior, too. The sole photo Nissan provided is of the headlight, which looks similar to the one found on the latest Rogue. Slotting below the Rogue or X-Trail, as it is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/4/2021
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/2/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf Plus review: Is the OG mass market EV still relevant?

The Nissan Leaf was one of the pioneers of electrification. This compact hatchback made electrified motoring a reality when it first arrived back in 2010. Now in its second generation, the Leaf is available in two flavors and can travel longer distances. However, Nissan is also facing strong competition as more automakers electrify their lineups […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/1/2021
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