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The ongoing deals between automakers and tech companies continued today with the Renault-Nissan Alliance inking a partnership with Microsoft Corp. Microsoft agreed to provide its Azure cloud platform for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the automaker pushes forward with developing connected and self-driving vehicles. “While the connected car experience is in its infancy, […]

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Could Nissan be working on a subcompact EV to be positioned below the Leaf in the lineup? One report seems to think so. Gareth Dunsmore, who leads Nissan’s EV operations in Europe, indicated as much to AutoExpress: “We’ve invested $5.4 billion (£4.1 billion) in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensure […]

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As part of Volkswagen’s commitment to electric vehicles, the e-Crafter battery electric delivery van was introduced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany on Wednesday. The automaker said the electric version was planned early on in the Crafter’s development process and has the same dimensions as the new gasoline and diesel models that […]

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Major automakers are ramping up their fight and exerting pressure to delay or seek adjustments to the Obama administration’s aggressive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission targets by 2025. In a prepared statement made public on Wednesday, Mitch Bainwol, head of the industry trade group Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said that low gasoline prices and […]

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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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Nissan chose the Miami Auto Show this past weekend for the world debut of the 2017 Rogue Hybrid and its gasoline counterpart crossover SUV. In addition to the new gasoline-electric powertrain, the 2017 Rouge gets a freshened exterior and interior along with added features, and is expected to push aside the Altima sedan to become […]

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One of the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of EVs is range, or lack thereof. So what minimum range will be needed for the public to feel more comfortable driving EVs? Is it the 200 miles being promised by the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3? SEE ALSO: Chevrolet Teases 2017 Bolt EV ‘Regen […]

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As of yesterday, select London ride-hailing Uber drivers began driving leased Nissan Leafs for a trial period the two companies are referring to as “a new, major electric vehicle (EV) project” The program begins with 20 battery-electric Leafs followed with 30 BYD E6 electric small SUVs. An Uber spokesman was unable to say what the […]

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The first major manufacturer built battery electric cars in this present era started slow in 2011, but progress is happening. In a recent fact sheet, the U.S. EPA documented as much for electric cars – not including the discontinued GM EV1 of the 1990s – saying median range has risen while there are four-times as […]

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A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, […]

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