Leaf (Nissan)

Mar 17, 2023

Reported on March 17, 2023, Brembo Beyond EV kit, for the first time in Southeast Asia, has been displayed in Malaysia at the Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023 (AMKL).
This first specific brake pads dedicated to electric cars offer a complete disc solution with new anti-corrosion treatment. It is more silent and has greater durability. According to Brembo’s official distributor Emerald Auto Parts Sdn. Bhd. (Emerald), the kit will be available in the Malaysian market from May 2023. It is compatible with EVs such as the Volkswagen E-Golf, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq, and the range of Tesla Model 3, S, X, and Y.
At the event, Brembo's new X-Style aluminium Caliper range, developed for Mercedes-Benz models such as the C Class Sedan, GLC Class SUV and E Class Sedan, were also put on display.
(From an article of New Straits Times on March 17, 2023)

Mar 16, 2023

According to Nissan China on March 14, the test operation of a Robotaxi project of Nissan Mobility Service Co., Ltd. has recently been officially started in Suzhou, Jiangsu.
Test vehicles for the project are based on Nissan’s Leaf battery electric model and are powered by autonomous driving technologies from WeRide, an autonomous driving and mobility services company that boasts rich experience in the R&D and operations of Robotaxi products and has so far operated Robotaxis safely for over 1,000 days.
In the first phase of the test operation, Nissan’s Robotaxis will cover the core area of the Suzhou High-speed Rail New Town as well as open roads. Local citizens in Suzhou can hail a Robotaxi in the operating area through the “e23 Mobility” mobile APP and ride at a designated pick-up point to experience driverless mobility.

From a Nissan China press release

Mar 01, 2023

On February 28, J.D. Power released its 2023 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, with the Rivian R1T earning the award for most satisfying ownership experience among Premium Battery Electric Vehicles, while the Mini Cooper Electric won the Mass Market Battery Electric Vehicles segment.
The overall EVX ownership index score includes 10 factors: accuracy of stated battery range; availability of public charging stations; battery range; cost of ownership; driving enjoyment; ease of charging at home; interior and exterior styling; safety and technology features; service experience; and vehicle quality and reliability.
In the Premium Battery Electric Vehicles segment, with an average of 756 points:
   1. Rivian R1T (794)
   2. Tesla Model 3 car (759)
   3. Tesla Model Y SUV (754)
   4. Audi e-tron SUV (735)
   5. Polestar 2 compact car (724)
In the Mass Market Battery Electric Vehicles segment, with an average of 730 points:
   1. Mini Cooper Electric (782)
   2. Kia EV6 SUV (762)
   3. Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV (742)
   4. Hyundai Ioniq 5 (738)
   5. Volkswagen ID.4 (735)
   6. Kia Niro EV (733)
   7. F-150 Lightning (723)
   8. Chevrolet Bolt EUV (716)
   9. Chevrolet Bolt EV (711)
 10. Nissan Leaf (698)

(J.D. Power release on February 28, 2023) (Rivian release February 28, 2023) (Detroit Free Press  on February 28, 2023)

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