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Pre-owned vehiclesUsed Electric Cars: Which Ones Have the Best Range?
Whether it is brand new or pre-owned, an electric vehicle often boils down to the question: how long does the battery last? This is completely normal for people who make or would like to make the transition from a conventional combustion engine-powered car to fully electric. It must be said …
Pre-owned vehiclesUsed Electric Vehicles in Cold Weather Conditions
With Canada's harsh withers, many consumers are understandingly afraid to make the jump to an electric car. And this also makes choosing a used EV even tricker. The high-voltage battery it carries may already have lost a significant amount of its original capacity. So let's take the time to answer …
First Drives2018 Nissan LEAF: The People's Electric Car4.0/5
OTTAWA, Ontario – Two hundred and forty two kilometres. That’s how much range you’ll get from the 2018 Nissan LEAF with its new 40-kWh battery. That number seems to trigger many reactions whenever we talk about the car. Whether it is on our social media pages or directly in person …
Spotlight onWe're Heading to Ottawa to Drive the 2018 Nissan LEAF (Again)
The Nissan LEAF was entirely redesigned for the 2018 model year and is currently available in small quantities in dealerships. Last December, we had a chance to drive it in California before the car went on sale. Now, it’s Nissan Canada’s turn to invite us to the nation’s capital for …
First Drives2018 Nissan LEAF: Balancing Price and Range4.5/5
A new generation of the Nissan LEAF is coming our way for 2018. This is the second generation since the vehicle was introduced in 2011. The LEAF remains the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 293,740 units sold. Interestingly, Quebec accounts for 48% of all LEAF sales in Canada …
Test Drives2016 Nissan LEAF: Take it for a Spin4.5/5
The title of this review is essentially a slogan and to be honest, it kind of bums me out. I should come up with something far cleverer like “electrically yours” or “green leafy substance,” but the fact of the matter is that Nissan’s LEAF requires only to be taken for …
Test DrivesGas-free Driving: Life with the LEAF4.0/5
Electric cars are now part of our everyday lives. As proof, Nissan recently delivered its first LEAFs. The idea of going to and from work every day for a week without racking up gas charges on my credit card was enough to make my mouth water. After a week of …
First DrivesThe Nissan LEAF on the Examining Table
Although the Nissan Leaf is manufactured in small quantities and most models have already been purchased by the time they come off the production line, we were still able to get our hands on one for a week-long test drive. And while we were at it, we decided to have …
First Drives2012 Nissan LEAF: Hitting the road in California4.5/5
Among the more impressive new products to come out in recent months, the Nissan LEAF ranks high on the list. My colleague Gabriel Gélinas was one of the first Canadians to take a ride in this electric vehicle. Then, as the Los Angeles Auto Show approached last November, my other …
First Drives2011 Nissan Leaf: 100% pure electric
Franklin, Tennessee. Having graced certain American markets already, the Nissan Leaf is set to hit Canadian roads in fall 2011. I had the chance to try the production model of this car, which does everything in its power to make you forget that it "fuels up" on electrons only. Throughout …
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