One thing that's not mentioned in the hype for the Nissan Leaf – which is being touted as the first "mass market" electric car – is that you'll need a good jumper.But from 1 January, the government will be subsidising the price of this and other electric cars to the tune of £5,000.
A UK-wide billboard campaign used straplines including "Kaisers Chiefed" and "The Winner Hans Down", next to information claiming Nissan's sports models outperformed rivals in a series of races around the Nürburgring in Germany.However, although the outdoor ad campaign was provocative, it was unsubtle guerilla activity at the Goodwood Festival over the weekend that caused Porsche UK executives to lodge a complaint with Nissan and, according to sources, at one point threaten legal action.
The new recall covers cars from the 2013 to 2015 model years including 846,000 in the United States that were made at factories in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss.
5 million vehicles, including almost 3.2 million in the United States, because the front-passenger airbag might not work properly in a crash, according to reports from the automaker posted Friday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean environmental officials accused the Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor on Monday of cheating on auto emissions tests, and authorities called for one of the company’s executives to face criminal charges.The accusations against Nissan in South Korea mirror the emissions discrepancies that regulators in Europe have detected in a wide range of cars.
2 billion lifeline to its fellow Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors, which has been battered by a scandal over falsified fuel-economy ratings.The deal, which buys Nissan about one-third of the company, draws Mitsubishi into a global automotive group centered on Nissan and Renault of France.
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6 litre diesel VW Golf with a Nissan Leaf electric car six months ago, and am now totally converted to electric cars.When asked why, the broker said many insurers won’t insure electric vehicles because they are an “unknown quantity”.
Can you help me to get Nissan to see sense over my continually problematic Leaf electric car that it refuses to replace?I bought it new in March, and it has suffered a series of serious electrical problems.
My Nissan X-Trail blew up 11 months after I bought it.It cost me £2,000 to repair it and, soon afterwards, I replaced it.
Last November I took a four-hour train journey to Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire to buy a second-hand Nissan Navara pick-up truck that was advertised by Mountbatten Car Sales.The AA towed me to a Nissan garage which discovered that the crankshaft had broken and taken out the engine and gear box.
I only need say the words "We Buy Any Car" to remind you why.It's not hard to see why.
Nissan's new Leaf electric car goes further on a charge, is equipped with autonomous drive technology and single-pedal driving, but it remains to be seen if it will catch on with anyone other than the most zealously green-minded.That's up from up to 280 kilometres for current Leaf models.