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The Kia Soul EV Makes a Bold Move on the U.S. Market

Don’t call it a compliance car. Like every other electric vehicle coming to the U.S, the Soul EV touched down first in California, but Kia is showing it has much bigger designs for its funky green car. Now with several awards under its belt and the automaker expanding availability to another five U.S. markets, Kia is riding a wave of success that no one quite predicted for the Soul EV, its risin More

Don’t call it a compliance car. Like every other electric vehicle coming to the U.S, the Soul EV touched down first in California, but Kia is showing it has much bigger designs for its funky green car. Now with several awards under its belt and the automaker expanding availability to another five U.S. markets, Kia is riding a wave of success that no one quite predicted for the Soul EV, its risin More

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Warren Buffet on cars

Warren Buffett’s new auto dealership business isn’t under any threat from Elon Musk or his Tesladistribution model, the billionaire said Tuesday.
Speaking with CNBC from a forum hosted by the National Automobile Dealers Association, J.D. Power and the New York International Auto Show, Buffett said he did not anticipate much of a threat from Tesla’s direct to consumer model More

Warren Buffett’s new auto dealership business isn’t under any threat from Elon Musk or his Tesladistribution model, the billionaire said Tuesday.
Speaking with CNBC from a forum hosted by the National Automobile Dealers Association, J.D. Power and the New York International Auto Show, Buffett said he did not anticipate much of a threat from Tesla’s direct to consumer model More

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Joint SF BayLEAFs & EAA SV April meeting

You are invited to attend:

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You are invited to attend joint EAA SV and SF BayLEAFs meeting at HP Auditorium in Palo Alto.

Guest speaker from FreeWire Technologies will present on their innovative Mobi L2 and L3 portable charger and our member Vijay Lakshman will talk about an interesting LEAF project he’s been workin More

You are invited to attend:

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You are invited to attend joint EAA SV and SF BayLEAFs meeting at HP Auditorium in Palo Alto.

Guest speaker from FreeWire Technologies will present on their innovative Mobi L2 and L3 portable charger and our member Vijay Lakshman will talk about an interesting LEAF project he’s been workin More

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Giant electric buses on trial run in Beijing – China.org.cn

An18-meter-long electric bus went into trial operation in Beijing yesterday. The bus transportation group overseeing the operation told reporters that the battery in this zero-emission giantbus can be removed and replaced with a new fully-charged battery by a mechanical “hand” within 10 minutes.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, as use of the all-electric buses become More

An18-meter-long electric bus went into trial operation in Beijing yesterday. The bus transportation group overseeing the operation told reporters that the battery in this zero-emission giantbus can be removed and replaced with a new fully-charged battery by a mechanical “hand” within 10 minutes.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, as use of the all-electric buses become More

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Study: Electric Car Demand Growing, Especially In U.S.

The popularity for electric cars seems to be growing despite plunging oil prices, especially in the U.S. A study conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research showed about 320,000 new electric cars were registered last year and more than 740,000 vehicles were on the road worldwide early 2015.

The Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S and Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In models reported st More

The popularity for electric cars seems to be growing despite plunging oil prices, especially in the U.S. A study conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research showed about 320,000 new electric cars were registered last year and more than 740,000 vehicles were on the road worldwide early 2015.

The Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S and Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In models reported st More

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Despite Capacity Loss, Today’s Entry-Level Electric Cars Can Meet 85% of Driving Needs, Says DoE Scientists – Transport Evolved

No matter what the manufacturer, all electric cars slowly lose range as their battery packs age due to the chemical changes that take place in a battery pack with continued charge and discharge cycles.
With early examples of modern electric cars like the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt more than 4 years old, there’s a growing interest in the automotive industry and the mainstream press on h More

No matter what the manufacturer, all electric cars slowly lose range as their battery packs age due to the chemical changes that take place in a battery pack with continued charge and discharge cycles.
With early examples of modern electric cars like the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt more than 4 years old, there’s a growing interest in the automotive industry and the mainstream press on h More

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ClipperCreek Announces Availability of LCS-20P Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Station at $395 – MarketWatch

AUBURN, Calif., Mar 31, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today ClipperCreek announced immediate availability of its popular LCS-20 EV charging station with a plug, previously available only as a hardwired unit.

Click Here to TWEET THIS: ClipperCreek LCS-20P released: Level 2 EV Charging Stations now starting at $379 hardwired and $395 with 4 plug options! http:// More

AUBURN, Calif., Mar 31, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today ClipperCreek announced immediate availability of its popular LCS-20 EV charging station with a plug, previously available only as a hardwired unit.

Click Here to TWEET THIS: ClipperCreek LCS-20P released: Level 2 EV Charging Stations now starting at $379 hardwired and $395 with 4 plug options! http:// More

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Tesla encourages battery partner to take more risks

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk first announced that the electric automaker would be constructing the world’s biggest lithium-ion manufacturing and reprocessing plant — nicknamed the Tesla ‘gigafactory’ — the rest of the world sat up and took notice, if not because of the massive scale of the facility but because Musk promised that it would be the first of many.
Worth billions of d More

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk first announced that the electric automaker would be constructing the world’s biggest lithium-ion manufacturing and reprocessing plant — nicknamed the Tesla ‘gigafactory’ — the rest of the world sat up and took notice, if not because of the massive scale of the facility but because Musk promised that it would be the first of many.
Worth billions of d More

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Li-ion batteries last 5x longer

Researcher Andreas Gutsch from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology said at the PV Symposium in Germany recentlythat some lithium-ion cells working in storage systems experienced up to 30% capacity loss after 1,000 cycles, while some cells have a better capacity after 5,000 cycles. In other words, there can be quite a lot of variation in lithium-ion cell performance.

Testing conditions did More

Researcher Andreas Gutsch from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology said at the PV Symposium in Germany recentlythat some lithium-ion cells working in storage systems experienced up to 30% capacity loss after 1,000 cycles, while some cells have a better capacity after 5,000 cycles. In other words, there can be quite a lot of variation in lithium-ion cell performance.

Testing conditions did More

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China to put solar panels in space

Chinese scientists are considering how they can build and put into orbit a massive space station that would supply a constant stream of solar energy to Earth.

The project, which is still in the conceptual stage, would involve a satellite that weighs more than 10,000 lbs., dwarfing anything previously placed into orbit, including the International Space Station, according to the China-based More

Chinese scientists are considering how they can build and put into orbit a massive space station that would supply a constant stream of solar energy to Earth.

The project, which is still in the conceptual stage, would involve a satellite that weighs more than 10,000 lbs., dwarfing anything previously placed into orbit, including the International Space Station, according to the China-based More

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China to put solar panels in space

Chinese scientists are considering how they can build and put into orbit a massive space station that would supply a constant stream of solar energy to Earth.

The project, which is still in the conceptual stage, would involve a satellite that weighs more than 10,000 lbs., dwarfing anything previously placed into orbit, including the International Space Station, according to the China-based More

Chinese scientists are considering how they can build and put into orbit a massive space station that would supply a constant stream of solar energy to Earth.

The project, which is still in the conceptual stage, would involve a satellite that weighs more than 10,000 lbs., dwarfing anything previously placed into orbit, including the International Space Station, according to the China-based More

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Nissan LEAF Battery More Reliable Than Conventional Engines – The Green Optimistic

According to data aggregated by Warranty Direct, in the UK, the Nissan LEAF battery pack is (surprise!) more reliable than conventional engines, by how much?

Before answering that question, think for a second about the opposition. Ask any electric vehicle skeptic about electric vehicles, such as the world’s best-selling Nissan LEAF, and you’ll get responses based on two lines of thought More

According to data aggregated by Warranty Direct, in the UK, the Nissan LEAF battery pack is (surprise!) more reliable than conventional engines, by how much?

Before answering that question, think for a second about the opposition. Ask any electric vehicle skeptic about electric vehicles, such as the world’s best-selling Nissan LEAF, and you’ll get responses based on two lines of thought More

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Nissan LEAF Battery More Reliable Than Conventional Engines – The Green Optimistic

According to data aggregated by Warranty Direct, in the UK, the Nissan LEAF battery pack is (surprise!) more reliable than conventional engines, by how much?

Before answering that question, think for a second about the opposition. Ask any electric vehicle skeptic about electric vehicles, such as the world’s best-selling Nissan LEAF, and you’ll get responses based on two lines of thought More

According to data aggregated by Warranty Direct, in the UK, the Nissan LEAF battery pack is (surprise!) more reliable than conventional engines, by how much?

Before answering that question, think for a second about the opposition. Ask any electric vehicle skeptic about electric vehicles, such as the world’s best-selling Nissan LEAF, and you’ll get responses based on two lines of thought More

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Recycling electric-car batteries: what’s greenest and cheapest? – environmentalresearchweb

Researchers in the US have revealed the most economic and environmentally friendly way to recycle electric-car batteries in California, the country’s biggest adopter of electric vehicles. The study found that pyrometallurgical material recovery, two or fewer in-state dismantling facilities, and rail transport were all beneficial, and could serve as the basis for recycling assessments in othe More

Researchers in the US have revealed the most economic and environmentally friendly way to recycle electric-car batteries in California, the country’s biggest adopter of electric vehicles. The study found that pyrometallurgical material recovery, two or fewer in-state dismantling facilities, and rail transport were all beneficial, and could serve as the basis for recycling assessments in othe More

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China Automaker BYD Sees Profits Jump On Stronger Electric Vehicle Demand; BMW Expects China To Soon Surpass US As Largest EV Market

The BYD Qin on display at Auto Shanghai 2013. Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Qin can travel short distances on electric power before switching to gasoline. Last year the Qin became China’s bestselling “new energy” vehicle, which includes electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Creative Commons/El monty
The Chinese electric car market is finally gaining momentum after five years of governm More

The BYD Qin on display at Auto Shanghai 2013. Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Qin can travel short distances on electric power before switching to gasoline. Last year the Qin became China’s bestselling “new energy” vehicle, which includes electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Creative Commons/El monty
The Chinese electric car market is finally gaining momentum after five years of governm More

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Gogoro to Test Its Electric Scooter and Charging Network in Taipei This Summer | Re/code

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Tesla Motors Inc is planning to expand its charging station network across China to deal with range anxiety. It will also add new features to suit local audiences and most importantly retrain the sales team in China.

Sunny Zhang, a Shanghai-based resident expressed his disappointment after purchasing a Tesla Motors Model S. He was taken back by Tesla Motors’ after sales ser More

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Tesla Motors Inc is planning to expand its charging station network across China to deal with range anxiety. It will also add new features to suit local audiences and most importantly retrain the sales team in China.

Sunny Zhang, a Shanghai-based resident expressed his disappointment after purchasing a Tesla Motors Model S. He was taken back by Tesla Motors’ after sales ser More

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Tesla Motors Inc To Expand Charging Station Network Across China

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Tesla Motors Inc is planning to expand its charging station network across China to deal with range anxiety. It will also add new features to suit local audiences and most importantly retrain the sales team in China.

Sunny Zhang, a Shanghai-based resident expressed his disappointment after purchasing a Tesla Motors Model S. He was taken back by Tesla Motors’ after sales ser More

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Tesla Motors Inc is planning to expand its charging station network across China to deal with range anxiety. It will also add new features to suit local audiences and most importantly retrain the sales team in China.

Sunny Zhang, a Shanghai-based resident expressed his disappointment after purchasing a Tesla Motors Model S. He was taken back by Tesla Motors’ after sales ser More

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10 best cities to own an electric car in – MarketWatch

It’s no secret that owning a pure-electric car like a Nissan Leaf or a Tesla Model S is easier in some cities than others, and not just because of the number of electric sockets. ChargePoint, the operator of the world’s largest EV charging network, has compiled a list of the top 10 best locations in the U.S. to own an electric car, based on the number of charging stations and the number of reg More

It’s no secret that owning a pure-electric car like a Nissan Leaf or a Tesla Model S is easier in some cities than others, and not just because of the number of electric sockets. ChargePoint, the operator of the world’s largest EV charging network, has compiled a list of the top 10 best locations in the U.S. to own an electric car, based on the number of charging stations and the number of reg More

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China Automaker BYD Sees Profits Jump On Stronger Electric Vehicle Demand; BMW Expects China To Soon Surpass US As Largest EV Market

The BYD Qin on display at Auto Shanghai 2013. Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Qin can travel short distances on electric power before switching to gasoline. Last year the Qin became China’s bestselling “new energy” vehicle, which includes electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Creative Commons/El monty
The Chinese electric car market is finally gaining momentum after five years of governm More

The BYD Qin on display at Auto Shanghai 2013. Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Qin can travel short distances on electric power before switching to gasoline. Last year the Qin became China’s bestselling “new energy” vehicle, which includes electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Creative Commons/El monty
The Chinese electric car market is finally gaining momentum after five years of governm More

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My Electric Avenue project draws converts to electric cars

My Electric Avenue is a project designed by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) to learn how electric car charging will affect the operations of the utility as electric car usage rises. The plan involved recruiting 10 neighbors in 10 locations to purchase or lease a Nissan LEAF, then study how they use the grid to recharge their cars.

The utility company wants to figure More

My Electric Avenue is a project designed by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) to learn how electric car charging will affect the operations of the utility as electric car usage rises. The plan involved recruiting 10 neighbors in 10 locations to purchase or lease a Nissan LEAF, then study how they use the grid to recharge their cars.

The utility company wants to figure More

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Renault seeks increased appeal for Zoe electric car

The French automaker has come short of expectations for its range of battery-operated vehicles, but seeks to increase sales of its dedicated Zoe model by appliying certain technical tweaks.

The company has managed to lift the vehicle’s battery range by 30 km to a total of 240 km (149 miles), with the subcompact hatchback being among the few electrically driven cars built from the ground u More

The French automaker has come short of expectations for its range of battery-operated vehicles, but seeks to increase sales of its dedicated Zoe model by appliying certain technical tweaks.

The company has managed to lift the vehicle’s battery range by 30 km to a total of 240 km (149 miles), with the subcompact hatchback being among the few electrically driven cars built from the ground u More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Moves To Cure China Range Anxiety

Range anxiety remains the biggest hurdle that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is facing on its push to sell more cars in China. One of the owners of the Model-Sis already crying foul, admitting he should not have bought the car as he is restricted to driving it close to his home out of fear that he might be running out of charge. A few years back Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, was greeted by rapturous crowd More

Range anxiety remains the biggest hurdle that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is facing on its push to sell more cars in China. One of the owners of the Model-Sis already crying foul, admitting he should not have bought the car as he is restricted to driving it close to his home out of fear that he might be running out of charge. A few years back Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, was greeted by rapturous crowd More

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Kia Soul EV to be available in five more states

The Kia Soul EV electric car has been an unexpected sales success for the Korean automaker. When it launched in California late last year, Kia said it would eventually bring the car to other states, but consumer demand has convinced the company to accelerate those plans.

Kia announced this week that it will soon sell the Soul EV in five more states: Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and H More

The Kia Soul EV electric car has been an unexpected sales success for the Korean automaker. When it launched in California late last year, Kia said it would eventually bring the car to other states, but consumer demand has convinced the company to accelerate those plans.

Kia announced this week that it will soon sell the Soul EV in five more states: Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and H More

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Electric cars to become mini power plants in California’s energy grid

The California utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), has begun bidding energy resources from fleets of electric vehicles and storage systems into the state’s wholesale power market. The pilot program, one of the first of its kind, is meant to provide insights into how electric vehicles and other kinds of distributed energy resources can make the grid more reliable and efficient.More

The California utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), has begun bidding energy resources from fleets of electric vehicles and storage systems into the state’s wholesale power market. The pilot program, one of the first of its kind, is meant to provide insights into how electric vehicles and other kinds of distributed energy resources can make the grid more reliable and efficient.More

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Green energy part of Beijing-Zhangjiakou bid – Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns

Chinese bid involves two cities, Beijing and Zhangjiakou, which is about 150 kilometers away from the Chinese capital, in neighboring Hebei province. And Zhangjiakou hopes that its initiative to use green energywill help sway voters, but also make a difference to rural residente.
In Qijiazhuang village of Zhangjiakou city, 30 households can now use power generated by solar panels. This is a More

Chinese bid involves two cities, Beijing and Zhangjiakou, which is about 150 kilometers away from the Chinese capital, in neighboring Hebei province. And Zhangjiakou hopes that its initiative to use green energywill help sway voters, but also make a difference to rural residente.
In Qijiazhuang village of Zhangjiakou city, 30 households can now use power generated by solar panels. This is a More

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Racing goes electric: At the track with Formula E, the first e-racing series | Ars Technica

MIAMI—The pit lane we’re standing in is unusual, and not only because it’s a temporary setup placed in the shadow of American Airlines Arena (home of the NBA’s Miami Heat). Garages are set up on both sides rather than being limited to one. A few things also appear to be missing. To start, a familiar smell from the usual mix of burning hydrocarbons is absent. And it’s remarkab More

MIAMI—The pit lane we’re standing in is unusual, and not only because it’s a temporary setup placed in the shadow of American Airlines Arena (home of the NBA’s Miami Heat). Garages are set up on both sides rather than being limited to one. A few things also appear to be missing. To start, a familiar smell from the usual mix of burning hydrocarbons is absent. And it’s remarkab More

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Electric-vehicle revolution is coming: charged by Aussie technology – Echonetdaily

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking off as storage and charging capacity increase.

By Sophie Vorrath, reneweconomy.com.au

‘It’s time to join the revolution.’ That was the message delivered by leading investment bank UBS in a note to clients last August that predicted investment in electric vehicles (EVs) – plus rooftop solar, plus battery storage – would be as low as six-to- More

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking off as storage and charging capacity increase.

By Sophie Vorrath, reneweconomy.com.au

‘It’s time to join the revolution.’ That was the message delivered by leading investment bank UBS in a note to clients last August that predicted investment in electric vehicles (EVs) – plus rooftop solar, plus battery storage – would be as low as six-to- More

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Electric-vehicle revolution is coming: charged by Aussie technology – Echonetdaily

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking off as storage and charging capacity increase.

By Sophie Vorrath, reneweconomy.com.au

‘It’s time to join the revolution.’ That was the message delivered by leading investment bank UBS in a note to clients last August that predicted investment in electric vehicles (EVs) – plus rooftop solar, plus battery storage – would be as low as six-to- More

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking off as storage and charging capacity increase.

By Sophie Vorrath, reneweconomy.com.au

‘It’s time to join the revolution.’ That was the message delivered by leading investment bank UBS in a note to clients last August that predicted investment in electric vehicles (EVs) – plus rooftop solar, plus battery storage – would be as low as six-to- More

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A whopping 92 percent of owners of the Model S summed their experience in the top “I Love It”

While Tesla Motors continues to fight it out on a state level with dealership groups—most recently gaining ground in Georgia but getting shut out in West Virginia—one thing is for sure about the automaker’s product: The Tesla Model S is, again and by far, the most-loved vehicle in the U.S.

The Tesla Model S, according to the market-research firm Strategic Vision, boasts figures of More

While Tesla Motors continues to fight it out on a state level with dealership groups—most recently gaining ground in Georgia but getting shut out in West Virginia—one thing is for sure about the automaker’s product: The Tesla Model S is, again and by far, the most-loved vehicle in the U.S.

The Tesla Model S, according to the market-research firm Strategic Vision, boasts figures of More

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2015 Nissan Leaf SL Review

2015 Nissan Leaf SL: A Global EV For The Masses
By Anh T. HuynhMARCH 29, 2015 12:00 PM

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1. The First Global EV
Nissan made a massive gamble in 2010 when it rolled out its first pure electric, the Leaf, for the 2011 model year. All-electric vehicles weren’t necessarily new at the time; we saw a couple of failed experiments a decade prior with the GM/Saturn EV1, Toyot More

2015 Nissan Leaf SL: A Global EV For The Masses
By Anh T. HuynhMARCH 29, 2015 12:00 PM

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1. The First Global EV
Nissan made a massive gamble in 2010 when it rolled out its first pure electric, the Leaf, for the 2011 model year. All-electric vehicles weren’t necessarily new at the time; we saw a couple of failed experiments a decade prior with the GM/Saturn EV1, Toyot More

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