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Generous incentives are still needed to “jump-start” sales of electric cars, says Carlos Ghosn. In a media interview this week, the Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO gave his perspectives on the importance of government subsidies to move electric car sales forward. “It is very difficult to make the electric car an attractive buy without government […]

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Nissan is in the process of finalizing the sale of its 51-percent stake in lithium-ion battery manufacturer Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC). The majority stake is to be sold to Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital, which is backed by the government of China’s Hubei province. The two companies are expected to make in announcement in regards to […]

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The long-anticipated redesign for the Nissan Leaf is to be revealed Sept. 6 in Tokyo. According to Pierril Pouret, senior vice president of Nissan in the Nordic Region speaking in Oslo, Norway Monday, Nissan’s mass-market EV will be an all-new design with some cues taken as expected from the IDS concept (pictured). “This will be […]

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A Nissan executive said miles per charge will increase dramatically on the next edition of the Leaf launched this year and even farther on a 2020 new electric vehicle launch. Kazuo Yajima, alliance global director of EV – HEV technology development, told Nikkei Automotive that the next Leaf that’s expected to be introduced this year […]

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Nissan and the EVgo charging network are collaborating to bring fast charging to electric vehicle drivers going between Boston and Washington, D.C. That 500-mile route on highway I-95 will have 50 fast chargers installed at nine points along the way. They’re being placed at the best locations for EV drivers to access them and will […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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While the longer-range second-generation Nissan Leaf launch date remains clouded in mystery, a spy photo gallery may shed more light on the subject. Autoblog just published spy shots of a camouflaged Leaf with a Michigan license plate being driven and viewed from all angles. The overall size and shape are close to the current Leaf […]

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Leverton & Sons, a British funeral home, has come up with a way to give environmentalists one final ride in a green car with a Nissan Leaf hearse. Developed in partnership with Brahms Electric Vehicles, Leverton & Sons the first all-electric “Eco-Hearse” in Britain is based off of the Leaf and has been customized to fit […]

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Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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Europe’s best-selling battery electric car, the Renault Zoe, will arrive at the Paris Motor Show Oct. 1 with an increased driving range of 200-plus miles (320 km). The report comes from French business publication BMFBusiness but doesn’t say what the new battery capacity would be. It’s also not clear if the driving range is based […]

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