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All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

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Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery powered vehicle... >>

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

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If the idea of trading in your petrol-guzzling car for a planet-friendly all-electric model has appealed to you but range anxiety has stopped you, this is a story that might help you take the leap. Chris Ramsey, founder of Plug In Adventures, set off... >>

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?
4.0 stars

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?

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There's barely a suburban street that doesn't have a Qashqai, or a pair of Qashqai. There isn't a school car park or supermarket without a brace of Qashqai. Nissan's mini SUV is pandemic, having created the crossover category and now dominated it for... >>

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

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Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming facelifted model of the Leaf electric vehicle will be available with its ProPilot autonomous driving technology. Driving with Nissan ProPilot: Removing the legwork Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but... >>

Nissan put a phone signal blocker in this car so you can't text and drive

Nissan put a phone signal blocker in this car so you can't text and drive

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Nissan doesn't want you texting while driving its Juke.There are apps available that attempt to make your phone less of a distraction while you drive, but now, Nissan has taken the concept a step further with its own compartment that blocks mobile phone... >>

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

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There's no doubt that all-electric cars are getting better all the time, and definitely here to stay, but there's still a big question mark over range - how far they can travel between charging.Electric vehicle advocate Plug in Adventures hopes to put... >>

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

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Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

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You may be sick of CES news already, even though the week has only started, but we promise you Nissan's latest tease is worth your time.Okay, so Microsoft has said it is opening up Cortana so that third-party companies can release devices with the assistant.... >>

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

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Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... >>

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

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Nissan has announced pre-orders are now open for its home power storage solution, xStorage, which was revealed in May 2016.Teaming up with Eaton - a power management company - the xStorage steps into the same space as the Tesla Powerwall, aiming to provide... >>

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

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Nissan has unveiled details of its new e-Power drivetrain which will be fitted to the Nissan Note. The e-Power drivetrain combines a high-output battery to power the wheels, with a small gasoline engine that recharges it when necessary.The system helps... >>

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

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Bose has used the Paris Motor Show to announce the Personal Sound System, designed specifically for small cars and the first recipient will be the Nissan Micra.The system for the Micra comprises six speakers, the placement for which required Bose to work... >>

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

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Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs.Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... >>

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

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It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn't the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider.The... >>

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

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There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof.If that last one has just made your... >>

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

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Nissan is one of the latest car manufacturers to hop on the autonomous driving bandwagon, having just announced its ProPILOT technology.The system is heading for the UK version of the Qashqai in 2017 and it aims is to assist drivers on the motorway, taking... >>

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

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Nissan has announced the launch of its autonomous driving technology, ProPILOT. The technology sees its debut on the new Nissan Serena that launches in Japan in August, but it will be coming to Europe in 2017 on the Nissan Qashqai, bringing self-driving... >>

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

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As part of the launch of the new, 2017 model of the Nissan GT-R, the Japanese car manufacturer built one of the world's fastest accelerating first-person view drones.The Nissan GT-R Drone is capable of a top speed of 115mph (185kph) and can accelerate... >>

Nissan is working on the world’s first bio-ethanol electric car with 600km range

Nissan is working on the world’s first bio-ethanol electric car with 600km range

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Nissan is working on a new fuel system that may replace petrol, pure electric and even hydrogen fuel driven cars. The Nissan bio-ethanol electric power system wants to change everything.So what is this e-bio fuel cell driven car? It uses what Nissan calls... >>

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

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Nissan believes that your car in the future will be able to not only drive you around, through piloted drive technology, but also refuel itself without you having to visit a fuel station.In a new visionary concept realized by the manufacturer and renowned... >>

New 2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh goes on sale in Europe

New 2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh goes on sale in Europe

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It's official - the new 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF is now on sale in Europe, delivering a class-leading 250 km of range*, thanks to the introduction of a first-to-sector 30 kWh battery.The groundbreaking battery performance developed by Nissan offers... >>

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

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Chairs are one of the last things we imagined would become smart, yet Nissan has seen a way to make it so.Inspired by the technology in it self-parking cars Nissan has applied the intelligence to chairs. What may have started as a marketing stunt has... >>

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

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The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range.Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... >>

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

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Far from some kind of bowel disease, or a Conservative Minister's initials, Nissan's IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System. The concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show won't make production but it does preview two things: first, it's a showcase... >>

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

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Tokyo is known as one of the world's most futuristic cities, so when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls into town it's all about showing off whacky and wild concept cars. Ah, we do like a bit of fun.Not that it's all entirely "Japan crazy", of course. The Tokyo... >>

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

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Nissan wants you to know that it isn't ignoring the self-driving car trend - especially with companies like Google beginning to test autonomous vehicle prototypes and Tesla rolling out autopilot functionality to its sedans.The carmaker first announced... >>

Best of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015: The best supercars, concepts, hybrids and more

Best of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015: The best supercars, concepts, hybrids and more

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The Frankfurt Auto Show (also known as IAA 2015 for those in the know) is one of the world's largest car shows, with 2015 delivering a mixture of fun concepts, SUVs galore, and plenty of other automotive awesomeness besides.Most notable in among the mix... >>

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

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Nissan has transformed its all-electric e-NV200 into the ultimate party on wheels for those moments when you need to take the party atmosphere with you. The vehicle, called the PART e-VAN, is really an electric e-NV200 that has been kitted out with plenty... >>

Nissan Make A Glowing Contribution To The Art World With the New Nissan LEAF

Nissan Make A Glowing Contribution To The Art World With the New Nissan LEAF

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Question: What’s 207.68m2, luminous and took over 61 hours to create?Answer: the new Nissan LEAF’s self-portrait. Hear us out if you will so we can flesh out the details… It’s best to start with explaining the deal behind the 60 litres of paint... >>

Nissan coated a Nissan Leaf with special paint that glows at night

Nissan coated a Nissan Leaf with special paint that glows at night

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Nissan in Europe has unveiled a version of the Leaf coated in paint that uses ultraviolet energy absorbed during daylight in order to glow at night. That's right. It's a glow-in-the-dark Nissan Leaf.Nissan Leaf is an affordable electric car that launched... >>

Gran Turismo gamers race in real world Bathurst 12 Hour and actually win

Gran Turismo gamers race in real world Bathurst 12 Hour and actually win

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Two Gran Turismo Academy drivers, who graduated from online to the real world, have won the Bathurst 12 Hour race in real life.The GT Academy exists in the world of Gran Turismo where it finds the best virtual drivers. It then plucks them out and plonks... >>

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: The return to Le Mans in pictures

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: The return to Le Mans in pictures

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Nissan has announced that it will be making a return to Le Mans after 16 years of not taking part - well, not including engine making. It wants to make a big impression with its car entrant so it's entering the high tech GT-R LM NISMO.This car will use... >>

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

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Although most people would probably never guess that NASA is seeking the help of a car maker to further innovation, it has just announced a partnership with Nissan, in which the two hope to develop autonomous vehicles.According to Wired, NASA and Nissan... >>

Nissan Leaf powers Reverse Graffiti street art in Waterloo

Nissan Leaf powers Reverse Graffiti street art in Waterloo

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Nissan is highlighting London’s battle with air quality by using the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) – to power a striking piece of street art in Waterloo, London that depicts the Capital’s... >>

Nissan to the rescue! Car maker gifts Nyan Cat GTR to Deadmau5 after Ferrari fall-out

Nissan to the rescue! Car maker gifts Nyan Cat GTR to Deadmau5 after Ferrari fall-out

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Nissan has tapped into progressive-house music's huge fan base...while simultaneously demonstrating that it has a sense of humour. The car maker just gifted Deadmau5 a new Nissan GTR wrapped in a Nyan Cat theme.Musician and artist Deadmau5 originally... >>

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT is a Gran Turismo 6 supercar in the flesh

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT is a Gran Turismo 6 supercar in the flesh

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Nissan has introduced a new supercar designed specifically for gamers.At this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, attendees were able to see the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in person. It's a powerful car featured in the PlayStation-only Gran... >>

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
3.5 stars

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

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It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that... >>

Nissan Juke review (2014)
4.0 stars

Nissan Juke review (2014)

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When we first reviewed the Nissan Juke we found it fun, but weren't entirely thrilled with its every aspect. So we stepped into the revamped 2014 Juke with some trepidation.Described as the "facelift" model, we had fears that those distinctive looks might... >>

Fully electric Nissan Black Cab to hit London in 2015, redesigned NV200 petrol model will arrive in 2014

Fully electric Nissan Black Cab to hit London in 2015, redesigned NV200 petrol model will arrive in 2014

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The Hackney Carriage, or London Black Cab, has had a redesign by Nissan. The famous NV200 model has now been upgraded with a full electric version due to arrive in 2015.But before the electric-NV200 arrives a redesigned NV200, with 1.6-litre petrol engine... >>

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

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Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced.... >>

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

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Yes, we know what you’re thinking - "Just what the hell am I looking at?" This is the Nissan BladeGlider - try saying it after you’ve had a few drinks - and while we’ll admit that it looks pretty challenging, it’s nonetheless rather important... >>

Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

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Nissan has unveiled its in-car heads up display looking like something from a sci-fi movie. It did this in a video called “Nissan 3E birth” which gives away very little but the awesome looks of this cyborg-like headgear.The HUD is due to be unveiled... >>

Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)

Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)

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Nissan has announced its own smartwatch: the Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which claims to be the first watch to connect car and driver.Unveiled on the eve of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, Nissan's smartwatch will aim to track a range of car and driver... >>

Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

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Nissan announced on Tuesday it plans to have a fleet of self-driving, autonomous cars commercially ready by 2020. Autonomous cars have been research projects for many large technology and vehicle companies in recent years, with Google being the biggest... >>

Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships

Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships

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Nissan is to implement special quick-charging stations in dealerships for its Leaf electric car. The stations, which will be in the US only for the time being, allow you an 80 per cent battery recharge in just half an hour.Tesla implements a similar... >>