Driven by professional stunt driver Terry Grant, the Nissan LEAF raced backwards up the famous Goodwood hillclimb course at the weekend's Festival of Speed, covering the distance in 1m 37.02s at an average speed of 88.5km/h (55 mph).
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29 – July 1), the 100% electric Nissan LEAF will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb course as fast as possible... but in reverse, setting a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time over a distance of one mile in reverse.
Professional taxi drivers will be swapping their current cars for Nissan LEAF electric cars this coming weekend. A fleet of zero-emission Nissan LEAFs will be driving around London on the 23rd and 24th June, offering free 'taxi' rides. To grab a ride, all a prospective passenger has to do is send a Tweet that incorporates the hashtag '#6XCHEAPER' and their chosen destination. Nissan is also using the activity to gather consumer feedback on a potential taxi of the future.
The initial plan was to reach the one million mark in 100 days... but the campaign has so captured the imagination of the public that the milestone was reached on Thursday 21st June, 15 days ahead of schedule.
Nissal Leafe will receive a sales boost when some production is moved to Tennessee. Nissan is ambitiously expecting to double Leaf sales once the plant comes online in December. The sales boost would then give Nissan a chance at hitting 20,000 sales for the fiscal year that ends on March 31, 2013. The Smyrna, TN plant will be ramped up for Leaf production by December. The facility will be able to build up to 200,000 Leaf models and 150,000 battery packs per year.
Today, the award-winning Nissan LEAF will celebrate Earth Day 2012 in New York City, marking the automaker's second year as a sponsor. As part of the day's activities, the LEAF will take part in a CO2 E Drive through Manhattan along a route that finishes up in Times Square. Earth Day 2012 is a three-day event designed to help raise environmental awareness and features various family-friendly events from April 19-21.
According to the latest rumors , the Nissan Leaf is about to get a sportier sibling. The Japanese maker's luxury brand Infiniti will pull the wraps off its own battery-electric vehicle during the upcoming New York Auto Show.
The company officials are holding most of the details for the April introduction but they revealed that the Infiniti battery car will share the same underpinnings as the Leaf it will be "more aggressive" in terms of both looks and performance.
With the multi-award winning Nissan LEAF entering European production in 2013, Nissan has today announced the measures that it will take to prepare the market for this step up in production volumes.The plans focus on improving the environment for electric vehicles and, during fiscal year 2012, will see the Nissan LEAF sold in more markets, by more dealers, with a radically improved quick charging network.
“I just can’t be happy since you went away…” Bluegrass legend Del McCoury is crooning one of his classic laments, as a video camera on a 20-foot jib swoops over the stage and across an enthusiastic audience.
“…I keep searching for happiness, though it seems I never win.” McCoury has been performing since the 1960s and has sung this song countless times before. But, this time, it’s different.
He is more than 300 feet underground with a full TV production crew, a dozen other musical acts and 500 of his closest friends.