Electric Explorer Challenge: First electric vehicle across Africa

2018-02-22 09:56

The Electric Explorer African Challenge 2018, the first electric vehicle expedition ever across Africa, commenced earlier in February.

Next-gen Nissan Leaf electric car for SA: 380km battery range!

2017-09-06 08:44

Nissan says its new Leaf electric car driver further on a charge and comes with a new type of technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving.

How do you celebrate 3-billion CO2-free kilometers? By opening an electric store, of course!

2016-12-22 09:45

Nissan announced that global Leaf owners collectively drove three billion kilometers and celebrated the announcement by launching a new digital platform, 'Electrify The World'.

Driverless vehicles are towing cars at Nissan's Oppama factory

2016-12-05 11:02

Nissan testing self-driving cars at one of its factories in Japan to tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading without anyone behind the steering wheel.

Tiny kingdom chasing clean-cars lead

2015-06-10 07:06

A tiny Himalayan kingdom on the Chinese border has the power - literally - to lead the world in electric cars - but for one problem...

Nissan first with UV glow-in-dark Leaf

2015-02-12 09:48

Want to own a glow-in-the-dark Leaf? Nissan claims to be the first automaker to apply special UV paint enabling its battery car to glow for 10 hours in the dark. VIDEO

Nissan faces battery plant cuts, EV hopes fade

2014-09-15 14:41

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing in a reversal of its electric car plans, that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

Leaf owner jailed for stealing a charge

2013-12-06 12:12

A man has been arrested for trying to charge a Nissan Leaf battery car from a socket at a US school while playing tennis free on a school court. Could it happen in SA?

Owning a Leaf: Top 5 pros and cons

2013-11-22 13:02

Nissan's battery-powered Leaf has arrived in South Africa, the first EV available locally. Who better to tell us about the pros and cons of owning a Leaf than the guy who bought the first one, Wheels24 reader Greg Ball.

Should you drive a 'green' car?

2013-01-17 08:07

The green car market is hobbling along in the US due to high prices and limited choice but automakers are confident their time will come. Do you think eco-freindly battery and hybrid cars are the future?


Electric cars in SA: Private sector, Govt must partner to make EVs a reality

2017-09-27 13:06

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on. Nissan SA's Mike Whitefield digs into the benefits of owning an electric vehicle and what it can offer not only to individual consumers, but also the community at large.

The future is ELECTRIFYING

2017-05-14 07:00

Imagine never having to buy petrol again. That’s the future with the new Nissan Leaf electric car, writes Gayle Edmunds and Dumisane Lubisi.

Surviving the holiday road trip with your children

2016-12-22 09:17

If you’re driving, you might be embarking on a long journey. Nissan's Nthabiseng Motsepe shares some tips on travelling with small children.

Electric Leaf for 'green city' initiative

2015-07-17 10:14

Nissan's Leaf battery-car will be the driving force force behind the English city of Bristol during its year-long stint as Europe’s 'Green Capital'.

Japan: More EV points than fuel stations

2015-02-17 10:46

The number's a trifle misleading but Japan now has more battery-car plug-in spots, public and private, than fuel stations.

Autumn Nissan Leaf flurry lifts UK sales

2014-10-08 10:33

The most popular battery car, Nissan's Leaf, has exceeded expectations in the UK by breaking national and European records in a flurry of autumnal sales. There's good news for SA, too...

Nissan sells 100 000 Leafs

2014-01-20 11:10

Nissan has been the front-runner of mass-produced electric vehicles and the Leaf has just hit 100 000 global sales. The automaker is also ready to bring its next EV to market.

Nissan branches out: Leaf in SA

2013-11-22 13:04

Nissan's battery-powered Leaf is here - the first EV available locally. Just how useful is a hatchback that takes eight hours to recharge? Wheels24 gets to grips with the green-friendly Leaf.

Geneva: New Leaf's first flutter

2013-03-05 08:52

The new nipped-'n-tucked Leaf has taken centre stage on the Nissan stand at the 2013 Geneva auto show.

Nissan upgrades Leaf, drops price

2012-11-21 09:51

The upgraded Nissan Leaf electric car can travel further without recharging, comes in a cheaper model and tells drivers how much battery life is left.

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