Nissan LEAF Batteries Rate 99.99% Reliable

Nissan LEAF Batteries

We’re five years into battery powered vehicles, and it’s time for a checkup. The Nissan LEAF is the world’s bestselling electric car with over 165,000 sold. Powered by a battery, one of the many worries is the high cost that comes with having to replace a battery. Nissan checked in on their battery-powered LEAF’s in Europe and came to an astounding conclusion.

Of the 35,000 LEAF sales in Europe, a grand total of three had a battery power unit failure. Yes, three. That’s 0.01% of all sales, meaning that Nissan LEAF batteries are 99.99% reliable. That’s a mere fraction of the industry-wide defects in normal car engines.

“The facts speak for themselves. The rate of battery faults in our vehicles is negligible, even the most ardent critic cannot argue with that,” said Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe.

LEAF sales haven’t dropped off – in fact, it seems they’ve just begun. Last year the LEAF saw a 33% sales increase over 2013, taking over 25% of the electric car market with over 15,000 sales. Added bonus: the LEAF is 40% cheaper to maintain as well, with only three onboard components.

“The battery technology is just part of our success story. With over 165,000 customers globally, it’s clear that we’re not the only people who are thrilled by the success of this state-of-the-art technology,” said Diernaz.

Nissan LEAF Finally Reaching Profitability

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One thing we know for certain about automakers is that they know how to turn a profit. Or do they? Despite having just experienced 19 consecutive months of record sales, the Nissan LEAF is still not quite profitable.

That goes to show how far Nissan is willing to go to support clean and efficient driving. Since 2010, the automaker has sold over 64,000 LEAFs in the United States and around 140,000 globally. It’s produced in Japan, the UK, and the US, and has sold more than any other standard passenger electric vehicle in the world.

Finally, Nissan’s efforts are about to pay off—and more than just in terms of money. “We are getting there [to Leaf profitability],”said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan. “Are we amortizing and depreciating everything we have spent? No. But if you look at margin of profit – the direct cost of the car and the revenue of the car—we are getting into positive, which is good for this technology.”

Profitability means that Nissan and other automakers will have even more incentives to build and improve electric cars in the future. We look forward to it at James Ceranti Nissan!

Nissan Sales Breaks August Records

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Nissan is on a roll, and growing quickly. The automaker has reported its August sales figures, and Nissan is boasting an impressive 15.3 percent jump for the brand. Nissan sales totaled 125,224 units in August, which marks a record for the brand and 22 consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.

It seems that drivers were anxious to get out of the house and into a new car in August this year, with Nissan’s cars breaking several sales records across the lineup. Not surprisingly, the Altima led the way with 32,153 units sold, which marks a 3.8 percent year-over-year increase and a monthly record.

The Nissan Leaf also saw its best August ever, 3,186 vehicles sold, a 31.7 percent year-over-year increase. Since just the beginning of 2014, LEAF sales have climbed a massive 34.1 percent.

The Rogue also came in big, with August sales totaling 21,419 units – a 24 percent increase. This doesn’t just mark the best August for the Rogue, but its best month in sales ever.

In addition to the above all-stars, the Sentra was up 36.3 percent having sold 17,182 units, the Versa was up 46.4 percent with 14,630 vehicles sold, the Maxima was up 62.1 percent with 6,110 vehicles sold, and the Murano was up 42.5 percent with 5,594 vehicles sold.

If Nissan is setting the pace for sales in the years to come, we have a whole lot to look forward to. Drop by James Ceranti Nissan to learn more about our impressive lineup!

Nissan Easy Choice Sales Event Ending Soon

2014 Nissan Versa NoteCome see us ASAP at James Ceranti Nissan and take advantage of Nissan’s Easy Choice Sales Event, going on now. Don’t waste time thinking about it though because this national incentive ends October 31st on Halloween! Missing an opportunity like this would be scarier than the scariest haunted house or horror movie.

There’s no better time to finally buy that new Nissan you’ve been eyeing. We have 0.0% APR financing available for up to 36 months for well-qualified buyers on select models. We have special low lease payment offers. We have available total savings of up to $7,350.00 on certain models and special pricing on all new Nissans in stock! We have huge savings incentives including equipment allowances, customer bonus cash, NMAC discounts, and more.

The Nissan Easy Choice Sales Event is here to make choosing your next car as simple as pumpkin pie. Come in and test drive a new Nissan, and we’re sure you won’t be able to resist the savings! Treat yourself to a new Nissan before October and the Easy Choice Sales Event run are over.

Celebrate October, celebrate Halloween, celebrate yourself. Come get your Nissan at James Ceranti Nissan today!

Nissan Opens the Doors on their Largest Training Center in the Nation

Walking into a Nissan dealership, you hope to receive the best service. This includes knowledgeable and highly-trained associates on the sales floor and in the service center. Nissan expects the same from its dealerships across the country, a philosophy that fuels their commitment to build training facilities across the United States.

“Making sure that we have service technicians, service advisors, sales people trained on the new product, trained on the new technology is vital because as these vehicles are going to be hitting the market.  We want to make sure we have the most informed dealer technicians and dealer sales people as we can,” said Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill Krueger.

The latest Nissan and Infiniti training facility will be the largest in the nation. The 31,000 square foot building in New Jersey will train service advisors, sales people and service technicians. Here, they will learn about new Nissan and Infiniti products and technologies so that they can better serve their customers back home.

“The more that my technicians know, the happier my customers will be.  They’ll know things were fixed right the first time,” said Connecticut Infiniti dealer Shane Hyland. “So when a customer comes in knowing that I’ve got the factory trained technicians, knowing they have the experience, I’d feel a lot more confident dropping my car off to them than I would somebody who says they can work on my car.”

The first Nissan and Infiniti training center opened in 2009. Four years and 15 million dollars later, Nissan has continued its investment in training with additional facilities in Tennessee, California, Texas, and Washington D.C. Each training center serves the respectively surrounding area. The New Jersey training center will service Nissan and Infiniti dealerships in the Northeast.

Nissan National Tent Event Now Underway

There is no better time to buy a Nissan car, truck, or SUV than now during the Nissan National Tent Event. This summer sale offers unbeatable deals on Nissan’s most popular models, including the Altima, Maxima, 370Z Coupe, Quest, Murano, Pathfinder, and more.

Deals are available for both drivers looking to purchase a vehicle and drivers wanting to lease. The Nissan Altima, one of the top-selling models in the Nissan line-up, is available with 0.0% APR for 36 months. This special is featured on both the Altima Sedan and Altima Coupe models.

Just in time for summer vacations, the 2012 Nissan Pathfinder can be leased for payments as low as $289 per month for 39 months. The Pathfinder can also be purchased with the very low rate of 0.9% APR for 36 months.  For a complete list of purchasing and leasing specials, please visit http://jamescerantinissan.net/National-Incentives.aspx.