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Nissan takes EV battle to Tesla with longer-range, self-parking Leaf

Car to be open for sale in Japan from Oct 2

Reuters  |  Chiba 

Nissan Motor launched a revamped Leaf electric vehicle (EV) on Wednesday, going head-to-head with Tesla Model 3 and hoping to blunt criticism of limited driving ranges undermining EVs’ mass-market appeal. The automaker said it aims to “double, even triple” annual sales of the previous incarnation, jump-starting demand in major markets such as the United States, and packing new technologies to make up for a shorter driving range than rival offerings. “If it’s successful, the Leaf will be a major part of the portfolio of Nissan,” Chief ...

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First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 01:55 IST