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Nissan Leaf Reaches 50,000 sales mark Worldwide

Nissan Leaf Reaches 50,000 sales mark Worldwide

Nissan says that its all-electric Leaf has reached the 50,000-units-sold threshold, as the Japanese automaker looks accelerate demand with the start of US Leaf production in Tennessee this year.
Nissan has sold about 7,000 Leafs across Europe, where the EV is sold in 17 countries. About 19,500 of those …

Cadillac ELR: What happens when a ATS mates with a Volt

Cadillac ELR: What happens when a ATS mates with a Volt

Cadillac has pulled the wraps off of its newest family member, the long-rumored, Voltec-powered, eye-catching extended range hybrid coupe called the ELR. The car makes use of the same basic architecture as the Chevrolet Volt, but has been thoroughly layered on with design, technology and performance tuning – …

Leaf drops: Nissan announces major price decrease

Leaf drops:  Nissan announces major price decrease

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a $6,400 price drop for the base-model 2013 Nissan Leaf. Last year’s base model was $35,200, while the new base-level 2013 Leaf S starts at $28,800. Ghosn says the new prices make the Leaf the least expensive five-seater electric for sale …

Paris Motor Show Preview: BMW i3 pure-electric concept

Paris Motor Show Preview:  BMW i3 pure-electric concept

The BMW i3 will herald a new era of automobile construction, not only due to its purely electric drive and a passenger cell made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic: its interior design is also consistently geared towards sustainability. The new version of the BMW i3 …

Paris Motor Show Preview: C evolution Scooter

Paris Motor Show Preview: C evolution Scooter

BMW Motorrad is likewise responding to the challenges facing future urban mobility by putting forward innovative vehicle concepts. A prototype – also incorporating the aspect of electromobility – is presented at the 2012 Paris Motor Show 2012. In the BMW C evolution, an electric drive …

BMW shows prototype Electric Scooter at Olympic Pavilion

BMW shows prototype Electric Scooter at Olympic Pavilion

With the “C evolution” BMW Motorrad presents the near-production prototype of an e-scooter as it might soon thrill riders and experts alike. The development process drew on much expertise from a range of fields. After all, the BMW Group is one of the few manufacturers …

GM tweaks Volt for 3 more miles in EV mode

GM tweaks Volt for 3 more miles in EV mode

DETROIT – The all-electric vehicle range of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt will be 38 miles on a single charge, providing owners with a three-mile EV range increase from the 2012 model. The miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) will increase from 94 miles to 98 miles and the total …

VIDEO: Top Gear: Jeremy drives the smallest car in the world at the BBC

VIDEO:  Top Gear: Jeremy drives the smallest car in the world at the BBC

Jeremy Clarkson drives a 1963 P50 around the office in one of our favorite Top Gear clips.
The P50 has a 49cc engine with a top speed of about 35 mph and gets 100 mpg.  The engine makes less horsepower than most modern-day lawnmowers….about 4.5 hp.
There …

Camry #1 Best-Selling Car in November, Sonata beats out Accord!

Camry #1 Best-Selling Car in November, Sonata beats out Accord!

The Toyota Camry was the best-selling car in America in November 2011, achieving its regular monthly title with a 13% year-over-year increase from November 2010. Toyota’s nearest rival for top spot was the Nissan Altima, 2827 sales back.
America’s favorite compact car in November was the Honda Civic. …

Chevrolet Volt outsells Nissan Leaf in November: Leafs falling…

Chevrolet Volt outsells Nissan Leaf in November: Leafs falling…

In November, Volt sold 1,139 cars to Leaf’s 672, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association point out. However, Nissan points out they are well ahead of Volt in overall sales this year.
Through November, Nissan has sold 8,720 Leafs  to Chevy’s sale of 6,142 Volts. …

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