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Carmarker had suggested Leaf could largely replenish battery capacity within an hour

The UK advertising watchdog has ruled Nissan made misleading claims about how fast its flagship electric car can be recharged, marking the first time a car manufacturer has been censured over charging speeds.

An advert by the Japanese carmaker said the new Leaf, which has a longer range than previous models, could largely replenish its battery capacity within an hour. But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found that because topping up could take longer in some circumstances, the claims “had not been substantiated and were likely to mislead”. Continue reading...

Tags: Nissan, Automotive industry, Advertising Standards Authority, Business, Renault, Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars, Greenhouse gas emissions, Motoring, Advertising, Consumer affairs, Media, Money


Nissan censured by ad watchdog over electric car claims was originally published by Cars | The Guardian. Read the full story by clicking here.

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