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Electric cars are presented as a solution for society’s needs to curb emissions and reduce petroleum consumption, but are they really environmentally friendly? The way researchers try to answer this question is by a “cradle-to-grave” life cycle analysis. This normally takes into account three phases – 1) the manufacturing process, 2) a car’s life in […]

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Nobody has proven electric cars unequivocally less environmentally friendly than gas and diesel cars but that does not stop people from throwing what they can on the wall to see what sticks. It’s effectively propaganda, and you the general public are the target. Of course it does not declare itself as propaganda, but you may […]

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Nissan has added Boston as its 17th market to the list of those eligible for its No Charge to Charge free charging perk for Leaf buyers. The deal offers two years of charging through a network for buyers of new Leafs effective July 1. Included in the promotion is access to a growing network of […]

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Do you ever wonder whether it matters for the environment what kind of car you drive? According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 79 trees. This is […]

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Anyone with the desire to see mass-market battery electric vehicles (EVs) increase to greater prominence probably owes a debt of gratitude to Nissan, Renault, and the head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn. The company with presence on every continent has had to restrain some of its initial EV enthusiasm, has faced critics, but is […]

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“The starting price of a Nissan Leaf is about $16,348** in Colorado,” said Nissan today as it’s now kicking in free charging for two years with its “No Charge to Charge” program for Leafs bought in Denver. Nissan’s double asterisks indicate subsidies must be carved off a starting price of $29,010 and these amount to […]

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Last month Nissan sold its 175,000th Leaf since launch and the Renault-Nissan Alliance now outdistances the nearest automaker globally by more than three-to-one cumulative electric vehicle (EV) sales. The automaker headed by pro-EV CEO Carlos Ghosn accounts for 238,000 units or about 47 percent of the cumulative total of all electric cars sold in the […]

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There are an even dozen electric vehicles (EVs) offered in the U.S. and their sales range from quite respectable to so little as to give fodder to critics. As a type of vehicle, EVs are a slim minority of the U.S. sales total at 0.40 percent but they have an outsized reputation and more EVs […]

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Nissan has used a glow-in-the-dark Leaf EV to create a record-winning glow-in-the-dark painting. According to Nissan, the company has broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting with its Leaf-supported experiment. The painting, depicting the front of a Nissan Leaf, was created by motoring artist Ian Cook of Popbangcolour. SEE ALSO: What […]

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Nissan is now bringing its “No Charge to Charge” program to Indianapolis, effective April first, 2015. The company’s “No Charge to Charge” provides two years of no-cost, public charging to new Nissan Leaf buyers within the Greater Indianapolis market. With the help of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, Nissan teamed with Ricker’s, an Indianapolis-based […]

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