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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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Electric-vehicle residual values continue to fall, with the exception being the Tesla Model S. Black Book, a car-pricing guide firm, is showing that prices for the 2013 Nissan Leaf are averaging 22 percent of the original sticker price, putting them at around $8,000 to $8,500, while five-year-old Leafs are selling at 11 percent. This, it’s […]

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Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt. Bruno Marcoux, a Leaf owner from Montreal, was inspired by an electric vehicle association in Colorado, the South West Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). Earlier this year, SWEEP […]

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A Reuters report from this weekend says that Nissan could be selling its battery-production to another company – perhaps Panasonic. The report also states that Chinese companies could also be in talks with Nissan about buying the automaker’s controlling stake in a battery production venture. SEE ALSO: Nissan Trying Out Bio-Ethanol for Electricity and Hydrogen […]

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The Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car first introduced as a concept in 2013 is back as a near-production-ready prototype. Unveiled in Brazil ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony, Nissan is calling it “high performance in a revolutionary sports car design.” You may remember the radical DeltaWing race car that resulted in a long legal dispute […]

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Nissan has come out with the world’s first solid-oxide fuel-cell prototype car. The light-commercial vehicle runs on bio-ethanol electric power. That means it can use multiple fuels, such as ethanol and natural gas. SEE ALSO: Nissan Trying Out Bio-Ethanol for Electricity and Hydrogen Powered Cars “The e-Bio Fuel-Cell offers eco-friendly transportation and creates opportunities for […]

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Add Nissan to the bandwagon of automakers that are working on car sharing and more EVs. The company created the Nissan Future Lab in 2014 to research changes in the automotive industry as well as how the company could stay abreast of trends. It seems that the Future Lab has come to a conclusion that’s […]

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It appears that Mitsubishi’s plan to reinvent itself as purveyor of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sport-utility vehicles has been put on hold. The Japanese automaker now finds itself in a quagmire because of a Japanese-market fuel-economy manipulation scandal that’s led to a rescue from Nissan Motor Co. An independent investigation has found “a corporate culture […]

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Working in their spare time, a group of Nissan engineers wanted a prototype Leaf electric car for a local motorsport event. The engineers, from Nissan’s Innovation team at the Nissan Technical Center (NTCE) in Barcelona, Spain, worked on the car for six-months and created a Leaf with a 48-kilowatt hour battery pack good for driving […]

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