How Much Does a Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement Cost? By now, it's pretty obvious that electric cars are the future-- and that fact has begun to impact the internal combustion-powered vehicle market. How can you make a financial case for buying a new, gas-powered car today, for example, if you're not sure whether or not it will have any value at all in just a few years' time? … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement Cost?
Electric Car Batteries
Regular readers will know that I am the proud owner of a 2012 Nissan Leaf. While I love my little car, I have to admit that anxiety about replacing the battery is part of my daily life. A simple Google search for "Nissan Leaf Battery Degradation" will return a litany of articles about how all Leaf owners will eventually have to replace their car's battery. Nissan pulls no … [Read more...] about How Many Years Will a Nissan Leaf Battery Last?
In an article posted yesterday, we reviewed Nissan's battery warranty policies for their Leaf line. Today we ask a simple question on behalf of Leaf owners everywhere: how long does it take to charge a Nissan Leaf? The answer, like it is for most questions in life is: it depends. Charging times can vary greatly by year of the model and which level of charging the owner is … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Charge a Nissan Leaf?
Being a Nissan Leaf owner myself, I like to keep up to speed on issues Leaf drivers are dealing with. A quick perusal of various online forums dedicated to Leaf ownership will yield numerous discussions about battery life and warranties. Because I purchased an older vehicle, the specifics of Nissan's warranties and how they relate to battery checkups don't really apply to me. … [Read more...] about When Do Nissan Leaf Owners Get Complimentary Battery Checkups?
What words pop in your head when you think of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Terminator? Commando? Governor? How about environmental activist and all-electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast? Impossible you say, the man owns four full-size Hummers for crying out loud! While this may be true, Arnold appears to be re-inventing himself as hero of all things EV. Schwarzenegger made headlines in … [Read more...] about Arnold and EVs: Has the Terminator Gone Green?
The Indonesian Government will offer a series of incentives to increase production of electric vehicles (EVs) according to Reuters. Indonesia is hoping to become the EV hub of Asia, and wants 20% of all cars produced in the country to be EVs by 2025. The island nation is home to Southeast Asia's largest economy and hopes to begin production of EVs in 2022. “By 2022, p … [Read more...] about Indonesia to Offer Incentives to EV Producers and Buyers
Aside from concerns about range, consumer worries regarding battery replacement seem to be the largest hindrance in keeping people from buying all-electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). While it can be expensive to replace the large litium-ion batteries in EVs and PHEVs (current estimates range from $1000 to $6000 depending on make, model, and year of the … [Read more...] about The Truth About EV and PHEV Batteries
In an announcement first reported by greencarreports.com, BMW stated last week that it plans on doubling it's battery production in the U.S. The move comes as the German automaker prepares to produce two new plug-in hybrids at its Spartansburg, South Carolina location. As we noted previously, BMW plans to introduce around 25 new plug-in vehicles, including 13 all-electric (EV) … [Read more...] about BMW Doubles Battery Production in Spartansburg Factory
Low battery anxiety is a real thing. From cell phones to TV remotes, we depend on batteries to power the devices we use everyday. For those of us who own all-electric vehicles (EVs), this anxiety can be particularly pronounced. While I've never run out of juice while driving my EV in the two or so years I've owned it, I've come awfully close. I have run several scenarios … [Read more...] about The Future of Mobile Electric Charging
As a proud Nissan Leaf owner, I try an keep up on any breaking news regarding my beloved car. When I saw the headlines about a new software update for Leaf owners in North America that would allow multiple fast charging sessions, I was exhilarated! As I read further I noticed that these updates are only for second-generation Leafs (or is it Leaves?), so my 2012 model is out of … [Read more...] about Nissan Releases Software Update for North American Leaf Owners