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2014 Nissan Leaf Review | CleanTechnica

Following up on my quickcomparison of the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Up!, and BMW i3 — as well as full reviews of the Volkswagen e-Up! and BMW i3 – here’s a “full” review of the 2014 Nissan Leaf from two short test drives in Barcelona, Spain.

Nissan Leafs in Barcelona, Spain.
(This image is available for republishing and even modification under a CC BY-SA license, with the ke More

Following up on my quickcomparison of the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Up!, and BMW i3 — as well as full reviews of the Volkswagen e-Up! and BMW i3 – here’s a “full” review of the 2014 Nissan Leaf from two short test drives in Barcelona, Spain.

Nissan Leafs in Barcelona, Spain.
(This image is available for republishing and even modification under a CC BY-SA license, with the ke More

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Ford & Toyota Score Big Electric Car Wins | CleanTechnica

Electric cars, in general, were thewinners in October 2013. However, within that overall story, I think the most notable stories of the month involvedFord & Toyota — not exactly the companies you think of when you think about electric car leaders, right?

No, neither company unleashed an electric vehicle version of LeBron James onto the world. However, each have made some notable, inc More

Electric cars, in general, were thewinners in October 2013. However, within that overall story, I think the most notable stories of the month involvedFord & Toyota — not exactly the companies you think of when you think about electric car leaders, right?

No, neither company unleashed an electric vehicle version of LeBron James onto the world. However, each have made some notable, inc More

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Renault-Nissan Sell 43,829 Electric Vehicles in 2012

Nissan LEAF
In terms of pure electric vehicles, there’s no matching the numbers posted by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Renault Fleunce Z.E.
Nissan boasts only 1 pure electric vehicle:the Nissan LEAF. On the other hand, Renault offers a wide selection of pure electric vehicles: Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E., Zoe and the urban-oriented Twizy. With five pure electrics at its dispos More

Nissan LEAF
In terms of pure electric vehicles, there’s no matching the numbers posted by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Renault Fleunce Z.E.
Nissan boasts only 1 pure electric vehicle:the Nissan LEAF. On the other hand, Renault offers a wide selection of pure electric vehicles: Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E., Zoe and the urban-oriented Twizy. With five pure electrics at its dispos More

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Nissan Announces Hybrid Electric Cars Using Advanced Batteries

Nissan plans to use lithium-ion batteries in their new hybrid electric cars in 2010. The new electric cars will use a rear-wheel power train that delivers twice the power as conventional nickel-metal batteries
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Nissan plans to use lithium-ion batteries in their new hybrid electric cars in 2010. The new electric cars will use a rear-wheel power train that delivers twice the power as conventional nickel-metal batteries
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Japan: Nissan, NEC to spend $1 bln on battery output

TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and NEC Corp (6701.T) will invest at least $1.1 billion to make lithium-ion batteries for about 200,000 electric and hybrid cars annually in 2011 or later, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday.
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TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and NEC Corp (6701.T) will invest at least $1.1 billion to make lithium-ion batteries for about 200,000 electric and hybrid cars annually in 2011 or later, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday.
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USA: Local authorities get in on push for electric cars

About 7 million vehicles, 10% of the world’s total annual vehicle sales, will be powered entirely by electricity by 2020, predicted Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn in a speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week.
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About 7 million vehicles, 10% of the world’s total annual vehicle sales, will be powered entirely by electricity by 2020, predicted Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn in a speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week.
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Nissan Stealthily on Track for Electric Car World Domination

Nissan is bringing the first of their electric cars to market by 2010 in many locations around the United States. According to Alan Buddendeck, Nissan’s VP for North American Corporate Communications, this car will be priced between $22-$25K and have at least a range of 100 miles.
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Nissan is bringing the first of their electric cars to market by 2010 in many locations around the United States. According to Alan Buddendeck, Nissan’s VP for North American Corporate Communications, this car will be priced between $22-$25K and have at least a range of 100 miles.
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USA: Nissan announces electric car deal with Oregon

Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault SA-Nissan Motor Co. alliance, said Wednesday that the French-Japanese partnership will supply the state of Oregon with electric cars starting late in 2010 the latest in a series of agreements aimed at encouraging demand for the ultra-clean vehicles.
The Renault-Nissan alliance formed a similar deal with Tennessee earlier this year to establish the conditions More

Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault SA-Nissan Motor Co. alliance, said Wednesday that the French-Japanese partnership will supply the state of Oregon with electric cars starting late in 2010 the latest in a series of agreements aimed at encouraging demand for the ultra-clean vehicles.
The Renault-Nissan alliance formed a similar deal with Tennessee earlier this year to establish the conditions More

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USA/California: Nissan, Petaluma talking electric cars

Petaluma took the first step Monday in entering a partnership with Nissan Motor Co. that could put its employees in electric vehicles by 2010.
The City Council approved a confidentiality agreement with the car manufacturer that will allow it to participate in negotiations to set up charging networks throughout Sonoma County.
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Petaluma took the first step Monday in entering a partnership with Nissan Motor Co. that could put its employees in electric vehicles by 2010.
The City Council approved a confidentiality agreement with the car manufacturer that will allow it to participate in negotiations to set up charging networks throughout Sonoma County.
Source: More

Nissan: buy our electric cars… rent our batteries

Presumably the battery packs will be leased from Nissan, though as Renault-Nissan is the car maker most closely connected to Shai Agassi’s Better Place, it may be case of buying the car from Nissan and leasing the power pack from a third-party such as BP.
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Presumably the battery packs will be leased from Nissan, though as Renault-Nissan is the car maker most closely connected to Shai Agassi’s Better Place, it may be case of buying the car from Nissan and leasing the power pack from a third-party such as BP.
Source: reghardware.co.uk More

Nissan electric car will require batteries to be leased

Previously we reported on Nissan’s electric car, which it plans to release in several markets in 2010 followed by global roll out in 2012. But the expensive nature of the battery technology means that Nissan will be selling its electric cars without batteries – requiring the consumer to lease the battery from Nissan.
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Previously we reported on Nissan’s electric car, which it plans to release in several markets in 2010 followed by global roll out in 2012. But the expensive nature of the battery technology means that Nissan will be selling its electric cars without batteries – requiring the consumer to lease the battery from Nissan.
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Sonoma County (California) may test electric Nissans by 2010

Hundreds of employees of Sonoma County and its nine cities could be driving electric cars by 2010 under a deal being worked out behind closed doors with Nissan North America.
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Hundreds of employees of Sonoma County and its nine cities could be driving electric cars by 2010 under a deal being worked out behind closed doors with Nissan North America.
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Nissan may develop plug-in hybrid cars

TOKYO: Nissan is considering developing plug-in hybrid vehicles that can be charged at home, as it seeks to catch up with its rivals in fuel-sipping cars, an official said on Wednesday.
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TOKYO: Nissan is considering developing plug-in hybrid vehicles that can be charged at home, as it seeks to catch up with its rivals in fuel-sipping cars, an official said on Wednesday.
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Nissan sold on electric cars, not hybrids

YOKOSUKA, Japan — Nissan won’t be coming out with a model available only as a hybrid, opting instead to focus on electric vehicles for its green strategy, according to a senior executive.
Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President overseeing research and development, said Nissan will likely pack its hybrid system in a model already available as a conventional More

YOKOSUKA, Japan — Nissan won’t be coming out with a model available only as a hybrid, opting instead to focus on electric vehicles for its green strategy, according to a senior executive.
Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President overseeing research and development, said Nissan will likely pack its hybrid system in a model already available as a conventional More

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Nissan unveils hybrid vehicle, promises all-electric car by 2010


Tokyo (Japan) – Nissan plans to introduce lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles within the next two years. One of these cars will be an all-electric model, while t More


Tokyo (Japan) – Nissan plans to introduce lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles within the next two years. One of these cars will be an all-electric model, while t More

Nissan and Tennesee Partnership formed for electric car

Nissan announced a new partnership with the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority to pilot a full-scale electric vehicle project that would be in place by 2011.
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Nissan announced a new partnership with the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority to pilot a full-scale electric vehicle project that would be in place by 2011.
Source: courierpostonline.com More