Coinciding with the Amgen Tour of California, Nissan turned a NV2500 cargo van into a man cave on wheels.
The Japanese automaker says its first mass-produced zero-emission car will make the original delivery deadline despite last month's earthquake and tsunami.
In Nissan's gas-powered everything ad promoting the Nissan Leaf, it takes a jab at the Chevy Volt.
Renewable energy will be powering Leafs and Nissan's Smyrna manufacturing facilities, which will build the EV and its battery pack starting in 2012.
The Nissan Leaf has earned the maximum five-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests -- the highest score given to any electric vehicle to date.
Nissan releases a video showing track-testing of its Leaf Nismo RC electric race car.
Companies are tinkering with the trusty old internal combustion engine design to boost fuel economy. Scuderi Group says its split-cycle design and air hybrid improves MPG by more than 50 percent.
The Nissan NV200 van is easily convertible to all-electric in case city decides to make taxi fleet all EVs. The deal also includes 100 Nissan Leafs.
The cars are small, but the weight of their battery packs helps the Volt and the Leaf in the first-ever test of electric cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
At the 2011 New York auto show, the Nissan Leaf wins the award for World Car of the Year.