Articles about Nissan

  • Is Top Gear encouraging fans to unplug electric cars?

    The Top Gear electric car baiting continues after presenter James May highlighted the possibility that cars can be unplugged while charging at a public charging point.
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    By Will Dron February 6, 2012 12:12 PM
  • Best of Robert Llewellyn… dad’s electric taxi service

    With Robert Llewellyn currently filming a new series of BBC comedy Red Dwarf (he plays rubber-headed android Kryten) we thought we’d reprise some of his best columns. This week’s pick chimes nicely with a recent news story from America, where a survey of random drivers revealed that the number one concern about electric vehicles is ‘range’.
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    By Gavin Conway February 3, 2012 11:25 AM
  • Electric vehicle misconceptions confirmed in survey

    It hasn’t been a particularly good month for electric vehicles. The Chevrolet Volt fire controversy rumbles on in spite of the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declaring that the Chevy is no more prone to fire hazard than any other vehicle. And if the latest survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Centre is anything to go by, there are still some quite stunning misconceptions about EVs out there.
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    By Gavin Conway February 2, 2012 4:45 PM
  • YouTues: drive an electric vehicle, save a polar bear

    We don’t usually run manufacturer ads, but this one tickled us when it landed last year and we feel it deserves an honourable mention in YouTues. Without spoiling it for you, it involves a polar bear and a pure-electric car. And a melting iceberg.
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    By Gavin Conway January 31, 2012 4:40 PM
  • Nissan shows the LEAF isn’t a winter wuss

    If you live in Los Angeles or, indeed, London, then extreme weather really isn’t really an issue. Running a Nissan LEAF pure-electric car in such climes doesn’t represent much of a challenge, but spare a thought for those facing a daily commute in a Canadian or Norwegian winter.
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    By Gavin Conway January 31, 2012 9:26 AM