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The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022

The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022

If you’re in the market for an electric family car, then this is the list you need to check out

As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.

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Nissan GT-R EV – It's Happening, We Just Don't Know When

Nissan GT-R EV – It’s Happening, We Just Don’t Know When

Nissan won’t abandon the Z or GT-R, though their futures are still shrouded in mystery

It seemed like it took forever, but Nissan finally revealed an all-new Nissan Z, but what about the aging Nissan GT-R? That car has been in production for 15 years, and there’s literally no sign of a new-gen R36 GT-R being in the works. This comes despite the fact that noise regulations have killed its presence in Europe and safety regulations have killed its presence in Australia, leaving just the U.S. and Japan as the primary markets. Nissan isn’t planning to kill off the GT-R as once previously expected, though it is already looking well into the future beyond the next-gen model whenever that will actually happen.

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Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan is confident that the Nismo performance brand will live on well into the electric era

The transition into electrification and the sheer speed in which that transition has escalated has called the future of high-performance names into question. When it all started, we all wondered what would happen to names like AMG, BMW M, SRT, and Nismo, among many others. AMG, for example, has fully embraced electrification as part of its future business model and Dodge’s SRT brand will soon have its hands in an “electric muscle car.” What about Nismo, though? The Nissan Leaf EV has been around for a while, but the brand hasn’t exactly dived headfirst into electrification. So, does Nismo have a future?

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The Nissan GT-R Might Not Be Dead After All, and Its Successor Will Be Electrifying

The Nissan GT-R Might Not Be Dead After All, and Its Successor Will Be Electrifying

While the current GT-R is more than a decade old and due for retirement, its successor may not arrive for at least 4-5 years

Nissan may have just launched a new Nissan Z with a peppy V-6 under the hood, but regulations and laws have forced it into the category of dying breeds. These emissions regulations are one of the prime reasons why the Nissan Z isn’t going to be available in Europe and why the Nissan GT-R is about to go out of production with no successor in sight. There is hope on the horizon for a GT-R successor, and it will all rely on Nissan’s ability to perfect solid-state batteries.

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2023 The Updated Nissan Leaf Adds A Dash Of Retro At The New York Auto Show And Shows Why You Can't 'Leaf' It Alone

2023 The Updated Nissan Leaf Adds A Dash Of Retro At The New York Auto Show And Shows Why You Can’t ’Leaf’ It Alone

The latest Leaf’s weapon of choice to stay relevant are some snazzy 80s-inspired rims

The redesigned 2023 Nissan Leaf makes its debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show before it goes on sale in the summer, later this year. The updated Leaf will be now available in two trims as opposed to the outgoing model’s five. They are:

Leaf S Leaf SV Plus
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Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Loses Gracefully To The Tesla Model S Plaid

Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Loses Gracefully To The Tesla Model S Plaid

Watch in tears as a 650 hp Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R attempts to keep up with a Tesla Model S Plaid, but fails gracefully

Old versus new drag races are always interesting even when one of the contenders seems to be heavily outgunned. With that in mind, Hoonigan is giving us another “This vs Plaid” drag race, and this time, the challenger is a Japanese legend – the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R. Despite Godzilla being severely outmatched, the 12-year-old in me is still rooting for it. Here’s how it holds up to the Tesla Model S Plaid.

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Here's A Compilation Of Every Car Commercial You'll Be Seeing During The 2022 Super Bowl

Here’s A Compilation Of Every Car Commercial You’ll Be Seeing During The 2022 Super Bowl

From Nissan to BMW, here are all the car commercials that have been revealed ahead of the Super Bowl scheduled for 13th February

The Super Bowl is the biggest event of the year and companies spend a lot on advertisements. At this point, it’s kind of become a tradition, and even car companies don’t shy away from spending big bucks on commercials. Last year, Jeep stole our hearts with ‘The Middle’ ad, and the year before that, GMC brought out the ‘Quite Revolution’ in the form of the reincarnated Hummer – with a new spirit, of course.

This year, automakers have been a little more proactive and many of them have come out with Super Bowl commercials. The 56th American Football Championship is scheduled for 13th February, and here are the car commercials that are already released:

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Best Cars Of 2021

Best Cars Of 2021

Our list is made up of some of the most significant models that stood out this year

With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.

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The Nissan Ariya Concept Is A Road-Going Formula E Car

The Nissan Ariya Concept Is A Road-Going Formula E Car

This all-electric single-seater concept from the Japanese automaker has the ingredients of a perfect track weapon

Is it possible to use an all-electric motor from a road car in a single-seater racing car? Well, Nissan thinks it is. It’s just been a few days now since Nissan revealed four electric concept vehicles in one swoop. They’re back, once again with the Ariya Single Seater Concept. The car seeks to explore the future of performance with electric power.

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Nissan Plans 23 Electrified Models By 2030; Previews Them With Four Concepts

Nissan Plans 23 Electrified Models By 2030; Previews Them With Four Concepts

All this is part of the $17.6 billion-‘Nissan Ambition 2030’ vision, and the automaker gave us a glimpse of it by revealing four funky concepts

Every automaker is on the cusp of announcing ambitious plans to switch to electrification. While some have jumped the wagon, some are still on the verge of doing it. The latest automaker to do so is the Japanese giant Nissan. Nissan has revealed its ‘Nissan Ambition 2030’ plan that includes 23 electrified models coming out of the automaker’s stable this decade. To give a glimpse of what to expect, Nissan has revealed four EV concepts. None of them are anywhere close to a production model, but this shows Nissan will re-shape itself as an EVmaker in the ongoing paradigm shift.

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The Nissan Ariya EV Is Way More Expensive than its Competition

The Nissan Ariya EV Is Way More Expensive than its Competition

The competition has it quivering on its tires.

Electric crossovers are becoming a more and more common segment in the auto industry. Nissan is now taking the plunge into the market with the new Ariya (no, we do not know how to pronounce it either). The only questions are; is the price worth it, and how does it compete with all the other electric crossovers on the market?

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Was Finally Beaten In A 1/4 Mile Run. But it's not what you think

The Tesla Model S Plaid Was Finally Beaten In A 1/4 Mile Run. But it’s not what you think

The ballistic EV has now met its match and this might just be the easiest way to take down the mighty Plaid

By now, you already know that the Tesla Model S Plaid is mega when it comes to taking on the ¼ mile. Ever since it went on sale earlier this year, this humble family sedan has been annihilating the competition for the sheer performance that it offers.

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Nissan To Unexpectedly Stir Up The EV Market By Making The Same Move It Did 70 Years Ago

Nissan To Unexpectedly Stir Up The EV Market By Making The Same Move It Did 70 Years Ago

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a true compact pickup, and the first one since might be an EV!

A new rumor circulated the web says that Nissan is working on a new EV, but not just any EV – it’s reported a compact electric pickup truck. It’s not just the size and motivation that would make such a model unique, but the fact that it will have zero competition if it’s launched soon enough. Sounds crazy, right? Well it is, but maybe crazy is exactly what the industry needs right now, and it won’t be the first time Nissan created its own segment based on the compact pickup truck.

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The Nissan Leaf Is Now More Than $4k Cheaper Than in 2021!

The Nissan Leaf Is Now More Than $4k Cheaper Than in 2021!

The 2022 Nissan Leaf is both cheaper and better equipped when compared to the 2021 model year

The 2022 Nissan Leaf has launched with better standard equipment and a cheaper starting price. The Leaf S, for example, starts out at $27,400 - $4,270 cheaper than last years entry price of $31,670. The Leaf SV is now priced at $28,800 while the S Plus commands $32,400, making it $5,870 cheaper than last year and almost as cheap as the entry level 2021 model. The SV Plus starts at $35,500, down from $40,520 while the SL Plus comes in at $37,400, a huge discount from 2021 where it would set you back $43,970! You should also keep in mind that you may also be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.

On top of the cheaper pricing, the leaf now comes with more standard equipment. The Chademo quick charge port and 240-Volt charging came comes with every model while eight features from the Technology package for the SV plus are also now standard. The S and SV trims come with a 40-kW battery and 110 kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. These models with get you around 149 miles of range per charge. The Leaf Plus has a 62-kWh battery and a 160-kW motor that’s good for 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. As for this model, you’ll get 226 miles of range per charge. In the end, the Leaf is now impressively cheaper than both the Chevy Bolt at $36,000 and the Tesla Model 3 at $39,490.

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Throwback:Nissan Says Merry Christmas By Turning the Leaf into a Rolling Christmas Tree

Throwback:Nissan Says Merry Christmas By Turning the Leaf into a Rolling Christmas Tree

It’s a nice tribute to the festivities of the upcoming holidays season

The Nissan Leaf is taking on a different form in time for the holiday season. For this specific occasion, Nissan converted a Leaf electric hatch into a fully lit Christmas tree, complete with 190 meters of utensil, over 15,000 lights, and, well, a reindeer.

No longer called the Nissan Leaf, the Japanese automaker dubbed its creation the Nissan Tree, a fitting homage to the Yuletide season that’s coming. For obvious reasons, the Nissan Tree is not for sale so don’t start asking Santa Claus for one.

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Is This REALLY The Fastest Nissan 350Z On The Planet?

Is This REALLY The Fastest Nissan 350Z On The Planet?

Hard to tell, but it’s definitely one of the best-sounding 350Zs out there

We’ve seen our fair share of tuned Nissan 350Z over the sports car’s long career. Some are good examples of what a tweaked Z should be while other are festivals of tasteless work. Mountainpass Performance’s 350Z falls in the first category. Even more, it’s built with racing in mind (not street racing, though) and it even packs an electric motor.

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2020 Nissan Leaf - Driven

2020 Nissan Leaf - Driven

The Leaf is a mixed bag of the good, the bad, and even some things ugly

Nissan Leaf has been on the block for a decade now. It was one of the earliest entrants in the market and continues to live on. While it can be considered as the veteran in this segment if you go by its age, the Leaf didn’t make a mark like, say, any of the Tesla models did in their respective segment.

The electric hatch comes with acceptable aesthetics and decent tech features, but not the best powertrain or battery specs. But, there’s certainly more to this than meets the eye, and we’re here to uncover it. The Nissan Leaf arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters recently, and here are our impressions about this urban electric commuter.

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2021 Nissan Ariya

2021 Nissan Ariya

Nissan flexes its EV muscle harder with the 2021 Ariya all-electric crossover

In the wake of the success it had with the LEAF EV, Nissan is extending its ambitions in the crossover segment with the futuristic-looking Ariya, an all-electric crossover based on the Ariya prototype shown in 2019 in Tokyo.

As you’d expect, the styling cues flaunted by that Ariya - inside and outside - have a clear correspondent in Japanese tradition. The Ariya is available in 2WD and 4WD guise. Customers can also pick from one of the two available battery packs. We’ll get into more detail below.

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Nissan's Ariya-derived EV Will Be as Fast or Faster Than a Z Car

Nissan’s Ariya-derived EV Will Be as Fast or Faster Than a Z Car

But won’t this make a future Z car redundant in the context of an SUV-loving clientele?

Remember Nissan’s Ariya concept car? Well, you’d better, because it is slated to deliver a downpour of electric performance that might even put the Nissan 370Z to shame.

This new bit of information comes from Nissan’s very own senior global design Vice President Alfonso Albaisa, who admitted to Green Car Reports that ‘the real version of the Ariya is fast - faster or as fast as a Z car.’

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