October 2012

Nissan LEAF Very Low Battery warning research

October 27, 2012
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How much is really left when the warnings start? We had some errands to run today, and as we did, we gradually realized that we were running low on juice. Having not run the battery this low in quite some time, we thought that this presented an excellent opportunity to do some research. On May 12, […]

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Other symptoms of a heart attack

October 27, 2012

Please don’t ignore these signs A good friend of mine died earlier this week. I am 57. He was younger than me. I have known Joel long enough that we had developed the ability to know what the other was thinking. We good-naturedly bickered about the little things that didn’t matter, but knew enough to agree […]

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Audi completes three year EV study

October 20, 2012
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Advances in technology provide educational benefit In October of 2009 Audi undertook a study to evaluate a flexible, modular, scalable approach to the electric vehicle (EV) that could be used as a  pure electric car or a plug-in hybrid. The goal was also to evaluate its suitability for various modular vehicle platforms including sports cars, […]

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A ray of Nissan LEAF sunshine among the clouds

October 14, 2012
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Nissan LEAF owners very satisfied We have just a short article to post today, but one that we feel is important, especially given the nature of much of the dialog surrounding the Nissan LEAF over the past several months. One point that we wish to highlight from the Chelsea Sexton/Andy Palmer YouTube video (found here) […]

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How much will it cost to replace a Nissan LEAF battery pack?

October 10, 2012
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Nissan offers no price point yet In answer to a question from long time electric vehicle (EV) advocate Chelsea Sexton,  recently asked by Nissan to head an independent EV advisory counsel, Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer stated that Nissan never imagined that there would be a customer that would want to replace an entire LEAF battery […]

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Nissan reaches out via You Tube

October 8, 2012
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Nissan’s first open discussion with EV advocate Chelsea Sexton Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer answered some questions from electric vehicle (EV) advocate Chelsea Sexton regarding the current and future state of the Nissan LEAF in the US. Ms. Sexton has been asked by Nissan to organize an independent global EV advisory board to provide Nissan with another […]

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Class action filed September 24 against Nissan

October 2, 2012
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Nissan holds the line On September 24, 2012 two plaintiffs, one California based and one Arizona based, filed a class action against Nissan (found here) regarding LEAF’s battery capacity and driving range. The class consists of all 2011-2012 Nissan LEAFs sold or leased in California and Arizona. Quickly reviewing the suit, we find many valid issues […]

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