The 2023 Nissan Leaf is the All-Electric Value Leader

2023 Nissan Leaf front

If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle, finding something that costs less than $40,000 is a challenge. Typically, comfort, range, or something else is sacrificed to reach a palatable pricing level. One significant exception is the Nissan Leaf, a model that brought full electrification to the masses in 2011. Its … Read more

Refreshed Nissan Leaf Maintains Its Price Advantage

2023 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a trendsetter, the first mass-produced electric vehicle for the masses. Yes, it followed on the heels of Tesla, but unlike its somewhat rival, it retained an initial pricing advantage until the Model 3 appeared. More recently the Leaf has battled a host of new models, including … Read more

How Do Electric Vehicles Work?

Edison Electric

Electric vehicles are the craze nowadays. Tesla considers electric vehicles to be the future. Toyota has gone heavily into electrification as part of its plan. Many manufacturers produce electric vehicles left, right, and center. But what’s the big deal about them anyway? How do they even work? Why are they … Read more

The Extended-Range Nissan Leaf

We’re fairly certain that a large number of American consumers are intrigued about electric vehicles, but most won’t buy one. The reasons for avoiding the technology usually has to do with several factors, including the initial cost, driving range, and charging options. When combined, these factors have a significant number … Read more

Amped Up With a 2018 Nissan Leaf

Second-generation Nissan Leaf takes a big leap forward. How do you improve the world’s most popular electric car? For starters, you rethink everything, from exterior styling to interior comfort as well as from charging to acceleration and beyond. That’s exactly what Nissan has done with the 2018 Leaf, a four-door … Read more

Nissan Charging: Free Electric for Leaf Owners

Nissan program to cover up to 25 cities in 2015. Nissan has been having moderate success with its Leaf electric vehicle. Those sales are not approaching the 150,000 annual unit capacity that its Tennessee plant provides, but it is making progress. To date, more than 120,000 Leafs have been sold … Read more

Global Debut: BMW i3 EV

BMW has rethrown its hat into the electric vehicle ring, by introducing to the world its all-new i3 model. On Monday, the German car manufacturer simultaneously introduced the car at events in Beijing, London and New York, representing three important markets where the car will be sold. Its North American … Read more

Income Tax Breaks and Your Hybrid Car

Nissan LEAF

It happens. You purchase a new car and wonder if there is a tax break or incentive offered. Here on Auto Trends, we are frequently asked if certain vehicles qualify for a tax rebate or a tax credit, including hybrid electric vehicles. Nissan LEAF buyers can seek a $7,500 tax … Read more