August 2012

Nissan responds to LEAF challenges

August 30, 2012
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Not much reading between the lines needed This news has been out for over a week now, but we’ve not had the opportunity to write about it until now. Nissan announced the hiring of David Champion, former Consumer Reports Auto Test Center Senior Director, as their executive adviser for competitive assessment and quality. Mr. Champion […]

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Nissan LEAF battery capacity loss – last in a series

August 27, 2012
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What does it all mean? For the last several weeks, Living LEAF has been writing about the loss of battery capacity in the Nissan LEAF. Owners on the My Nissan LEAF (MNL) forum have devoted over 3,000 posts to this topic alone, making it the most discussed topic on the forum. After reading the first […]

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California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Owner Survey Results

August 24, 2012
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California Center for Sustainable Energy completes EV Survey The California Center for Sustainable Energy surveyed more than 2,500 electric vehicle (EV) owners to provide the state with its most comprehensive data compiled to date regarding the usage of EVs in California. Of the 2,526 vehicle owners selected for the survey, 1,419 vehicle owners chose to […]

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Ford C-Max Hybrid is a mileage champ

August 21, 2012
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47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, 47 mpg combined The facts are that in the real world not everyone can live with the restrictions required of an electric vehicle (EV) such as the Nissan LEAF. In keeping with the idea that better fuel economy is more desirable, assuming that all of your other driving needs […]

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Nissan LEAF battery capacity loss – Fourth in a series

August 19, 2012
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I think my head is about to explode! I’ve reviewed another twenty pages or so of posts, which now brings us to page 100 of what is now an almost 300 page long conversation on the My Nissan LEAF (MNL) forum regarding the Nissan LEAF battery capacity loss issue. With every passing post one can feel […]

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2013 Nissan LEAF to be more affordable

August 16, 2012
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Low cost LEAF in our future According to a report in the Japanese press the 2013 Nissan LEAF will offer more range and a lower price. Of course, they are writing about the Japanese model, but it is not out of the question to expect similar improvements in the American built 2013 LEAF. The “Janglish” is […]

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EVs at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

August 13, 2012
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EVs well represented at Pikes Peak 2012 Electric Vehicles (EVs) were well represented at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event this year. Of the 87 cars entered seven were electric. Two of those cars finished in the top ten overall. Pictured above is the racing EV of Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, running a fully electric race […]

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Nissan LEAF battery capacity loss – Third in a series

August 11, 2012
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How pervasive is the problem of battery capacity loss in the Nissan LEAF? To recap for those just joining this discussion – this is the third in a series of articles regarding the issue of battery capacity loss in the Nissan LEAF. Our first two articles can be found here (first article) and here (second article). […]

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Oh… my… goodness…

August 9, 2012

I shouldn’t let myself loose behind the curtain… EDIT 8/11/12: We’ve got our look back, but we’re still working on the details. Look for our next LEAF post sometime today.  The site certainly doesn’t look the way that it should, and I have no idea if it will work the way it is supposed to, […]

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