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With 40,000 charge points installed in Japan, the country now has more places to recharge an electric vehicle than it has gas stations. This report comes from Nissan Motor Co., which also tallied a total of 34,000 Japanese gas stations. “It’s definitely the sort of number that really crystallizes that progress that’s been made early […]

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Today electric cars priced around the $30,000-something level offer range of under 100 miles, but in less than two years will ranges double for essentially the same price? More than a rhetorical question, the handwriting is on the wall that this is the case. The benchmark that at least three automakers are aiming for is […]

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The electric-powered Nissan Leaf is the only plug-in vehicle to be included in the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards. The IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards are presented annually to automakers and brands that demonstrate a manufacturer’s ability to retain owners over repeat buying cycles. The IHS states they are the only fact-based awards of their kind in […]

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Nissan’s 1,070 sales for its all-electric Leaf in January marked the first time in 23 months that the rising star hasn’t set some form of record. Its sales are not better year-over-year, or month-over-month, or in any other qualified sense, and represent a decline from January 2014’s 1,252 sales and December 2014′s 3,102 sales. Whether […]

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Now four years since the advent of the mainstream plug-in car, and several years beyond earlier plug-ins that came and went besides, hindsight reveals good intentions haven’t all gone as planned, but the journey is now well underway. Last week the U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz conceded what everyone already knew: the Obama Administration’s 2011 […]

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Quebec’s Electric Circuit has promised to make one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show relating to the expansion of its EV charging network. In a first step, Nissan Canada announced it will support the expansion of the Electric Circuit public charging network with a significant investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites. The […]

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Nissan has confirmed that its next-generation Leaf will have a battery range long enough to drive from New York City to Baltimore on a single charge. In light of the just-introduced Chevrolet Bolt concept, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said from the North American International Auto Show earlier this week that the next Leaf’s range may […]

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Nissan has smashed its best calendar-year U.S. sales record in its fourth year on the market with 30,200 units sold for 2014. Last year it sold 22,610 Leafs and this is the first time any plug-in has sold over 30,000 – and it would appear to defy any notion that the first-generation electric car might […]

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The Chevrolet Volt and BMW i8 are well-designed and fun to drive, according to a new comparison. The Australian-based CarAdvice.com tested both cars as part of sort of odd-ball match-up between electrified vehicles including the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander. The review used a 2014 Volt, which is rebadged as the Holden Volt […]

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Ever wonder how are Leafs used by their owners? An estimated 93 percent use it as their main family car, 64 percent say it’s better to drive than a gasoline or diesel vehicle and one man even sold his Aston Martin to buy a pair of them in order to avoid domestic fights. These are […]

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