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Nissan and EVgo Charging Adding 200 New Fast Chargers

The joint investment by Nissan and EVgo expands on a six-year link between two of the early providers in transportation electrification in the U.S. Nissan has installed more than 2,000 quick-charge connectors in the country since 2010. Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF at 400,000 Sales as IMQ Crossover EV Due in 2022

Notably absent from Nissan’s puff is mention of the first and current hybrid leader an among automakers, Toyota with its Prius and numerous hybrid powertrain variations spread among the global Toyota and Lexus lineups. (Toyota Global Hybrid Sales Exceed 10 Million) Continue reading

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Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” Aims to Revive EV Sales

Nissan LEAF EV sales during 2015 of 17,000 declined -43% when the overall light vehicle market grew almost 6% in the U.S.. Continue reading

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Milestones – Renault Nissan sells 100,000 EVs

Since missing the hybrid segment completely that Toyota went on to dominate globally, reaping billions upon billions of dollars worth of “Green” image benefits in the process, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both Renault and Nissan, has now “bet the farm” by investing almost $5 billion in electric vehicles. Thus far, the Nissan Leaf has not met expectations in the U.S. Nissan, optimistically, wants 10% to 20% of its sales to be EVs by 2020. Continue reading

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Nissan Cuts Leaf EV Price by $6,400 on U.S.-Assembled Model

Nissan announced that pricing for the 2013 Leaf electric vehicle starts at $28,800 for the newly-added S grade – think SALE – making it the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the United States. The least expensive 2012 Leaf had a starting price of $35,200 without taxpayer subsidies. Continue reading

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Milestones – Nissan Begins Assembly of 2013 Leaf EV in Tennessee

Nissan is starting U.S. assembly of the 2013 Leaf electric car at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, where it will be made along with the far more popular Altima and Maxima models. Since 2010 Leaf has been imported from Oppama, Japan, Continue reading

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Honda Now Leasing Fit EV in Japan – Best Efficiency Claimed

Honda Motor Company is now leasing its Fit EV to local governments and businesses in Japan. The Number Three Japanese automaker, in a head on assault against Number Two Nissan, is claiming that the Fit EV has the world’s best AC energy consumption rate of 106 Wh/km and a charge mileage of 225 km – ~140 miles – according to a standardized Japanese test during the so-called JC08 mode. Your mileage may vary. Continue reading

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Messing with Texas – Trees for Electric Vehicle Testing

Electric utility Reliant (NYSE: NRG) and its EV recharging subsidiary eVgo will donate $25 to the Texas Trees Foundation or Trees for Houston each time a customer take an electric vehicle test drive of the Mitsubishi “i” or Nissan Leaf in North Texas or Houston between now and December 1st at participating EVs for Trees dealerships. Participating dealers will also donate $25. If a NRG customer test drives both the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi I, a total of $75 will be donated to the local tree planting organization. Continue reading

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