Nissan's Sunderland factory in England has started production of its all-electric car, the Nissan Leaf, last week, marking the first time that the cars are produced in Europe. The car manufacturer has invested almost $640 million in the 30-year-old plant, as well as for the construction of a battery plant, for the production of the car's lithium-ion batteries.
Nissan's Leaf, the battery-powered all-electric vehicle line targeted for the "green living" consumer, is cutting $6,000 off its original price in a bid to boost its sales, the maker announced at the North American International Auto Show news conference.
Japan’s second-largest car manufacturer in terms of sales, Nissan Motor Co., announced on December 12, that by March 2017 it will have released all 15 of its new models of hybrid vehicles. This is part of a new long-term strategy focusing on the increasing demand for environment-friendly cars. Nissan believes that this move will increase its market share and operating margins because the hybrid models could be very attractive to the growing number of people who are very conscious of a green future.
Nissan Motor Co. has just announced the 2013 model of its popular, yet expensive, all electric car, the Leaf. Among the more noteworthy features are the ability to travel further distances between recharges, a more accurate way of telling drivers how much battery life is left on a charge, and the addition of a cheaper model.
Nissan Motor Co. is gearing up for the U.S. domestic production of its flagship electric vehicle, the Leaf. The Japanese car manufacturer is now making preparations for the vehicle's electric motor, currently only assembled in Japan, to also be built stateside. With its more than one mile of copper wiring inside, building Nissan's complicated "eMotor" takes training and a lot of technical know-how, to say the least.
Nissan Motor Co. has been gradually exploring new technology to further its goal of reducing deaths and serious injuries arising from accidents involving Nissan vehicles to zero. The latest in the series of safety features is electronic steering that completely bypasses the mechanical clutch.
As if getting driven by your car to work on its own wasn't enough, owners now have the convenient option of letting the car park itself too. And that is exactly what Nissan demonstrated in the Ceatec exhibition currently happening outside of Tokyo.
Let the force be with Toyota and their endeavor to nudge their plug-in Prius eco-friendly car to the top spot. Currently rated at the third spot, a step behind Nissan’s all-electric Leaf and Chevy Volt, the Prius is making news in Japan for its innovative commercial.