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2018 Nissan LEAF unveiled in Australia

It's been no secret the 2018 Nissan LEAF was destined for Australia and now it's officially here. Last week MEC and many in the motoring and tech industries were invited to the unveiling of the vehicle in Sydney. As complete disclosure Nissan paid our return airfares and overnight accommodation. The event was held at

October 8th, 2018|Tags: , |

Nissan Autonomous Electric

Nissan unveiled an autonomous concept car at the Tokyo motor show currently running in Japan, that points to the second wave of disruption about to hit the auto industry (the first being electric vehicles). This electric concept indicates the ability for autonomous driving as well as driver control at the press of a button when required. The video promo

Tesla Sign Dahn Lab

Tesla Motors have signed an exclusive 5 year research agreement with Dahn Labs. Dahn Labs are a battery research group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada headed up by professor Jeff Dahn. Global battery research has undergone a transformation over the past decade as the advent of electric vehicles and battery storage expand

An Affordable 500km Electric Car?

2017 Nissan Leaf The range of electric cars has been one of the major hurdles preventing greater uptake.  Unless you can afford a Tesla (range of 500kms) you're currently stuck around the 160kms range with today's production vehicles.  Although today's range is more than enough for the average driver range anxiety is a definite deterrent.  (According

Good News for Leaf Owners

Resale Value Just Improved Nissan have announced a replacement cost for their battery packs for the inevitable day when a replacement pack is required.  The battery pack is currently guaranteed against capacity loss for 5 years or 96,500kms and 8 years or 240,000kms against defects.  For Leaf owners the new announcement means they can replace