Nissan and Uber have signed a deal to support the introduction of 2,000 all-electric Nissan Leafs for drivers who use the Uber app. The fleet of 40kWh Nissan Leafs, which can travel up to 168 miles on a single charge and are manufactured in Sunderland, will be offered to drivers as part of Uber’s Clean Air Plan.
Nissan’s expertise in electric vehicles and motorsport experience have come together in the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – a showcase of “the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology”. The all-wheel-drive LEAF NISMO RC boasts more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, which was based on the first-generation LEAF and revealed in 2011.
Nissan is gearing up to close a record 2019 for EV demand that has seen the UK market share for all-electric cars more than double year-on-year. The company says that to cement the Leaf’s position as “one of the most accessible, and readily available, electric vehicles on the market”, it is reducing the ‘On The Road’ price of its LEAF 40kWh range by £1,650 on all grades.
The new range-topping MY19 Nissan Leaf e+ sits at the top of the Leaf range, using advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology to deliver 214 bhp of performance and up to 239 miles of zero-emissions driving.
The Nissan Leaf has become the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales. Nissan says that Leaf owners have driven their cars more than 10 billion kilometres (over six billion miles) in total. The number of Leaf vehicles sold since 2010 is enough to save an estimated 3.8 million barrels of oil a year
It might have been replaced, but owning a first-generation Leaf is still a good bet. That’s because there are now more charging points as the electric vehicle infrastructure slowly takes off.
Nissan has confirmed the evolution of the Leaf electric vehicle (EV) by launching two versions of the Leaf 3.ZERO. The company says this new offer will broaden the appeal of EVs to more customers, and both models are ready to order from January 9, 2019.
Electric vehicles are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7 per cent increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT. For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best electric vehicles to buy under £10,000.
Nissan is celebrating the 100,000th delivery of the LEAF car this month in Europe. Globally, over 320,000 Nissan LEAF have been sold, making it the most sold EV in the world.
The European New Car Assessment Programme has awarded the new Nissan Leaf a 5-star rating. The Leaf is the first car to be assessed against Euro NCAP’s improved and extended protocols for 2018. The 2018 protocol sees the introduction of a raft of new tests which address key crash scenarios involving cars, pedestrians and now also the growing number of cyclists.