January 2013

Nissan to add 500 DC quick charge stations in 18 months

January 31, 2013
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Nissan to take three prong approach – Dealers, Workplaces and Neighborhoods Nissan announced a partnership with NRG Energy, along with its subsidiary company eVgo®, to install 40 DC quick charge stations in the Washington, D.C. area. This will be the first quick charge network in the area. This installation will be the first of a […]

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Of Dreamliners and EVs

January 29, 2013
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Lithium-ion batteries found to not be the problem Earlier this month the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded due to in-flight incidents. An All Nippon Airways flight performed an emergency landing after on-board indicators issued a battery error and another indicated smoke. Initial reports focused on the lithium-ion batteries used, and suggested that they were […]

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Nissan’s Hybrid Plans

January 27, 2013
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15 Hybrids due by 2016 With the cautious reception by the American public of Nissan’s LEAF all electric vehicle (EV) since its debut in December of 2010, Nissan has decided to step up its game in the hybrid arena. The segment is currently owned by the Toyota Prius family, with others present in the market […]

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How the 2013 Nissan LEAF price reduction will influence the EV market

January 20, 2013
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A closer look at EVs in the US With the introduction of the 2013 LEAF, Nissan has changed the envelope within which all electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States must now compete. Here’s why. First, we should note that we are talking about pure electric vehicles. We are not including plug-in hybrids in this […]

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2013 Nissan LEAF pricing announced

January 15, 2013
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Significant price reductions with domestic production $28,800. That is the new entry level price of the 2013 Nissan LEAF. Take off the federal and state incentives in California, the LEAFs best selling state to date, and the new LEAF S can be had for under $20,000, including destination. Perhaps even more amazing is the 36 […]

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Nissan announces 2013 LEAF specifications

January 9, 2013
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Lower priced LEAF to be available Let me warn you now – if you want to learn about the changes to the 2013 LEAF you might as well grab a cup of coffee (or perhaps a stronger beverage of your choosing), and make yourself comfortable. We’re going to be here for awhile. First up – […]

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Fiat 500e to go 87 miles EPA

January 8, 2013
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108 MPGe rating tops the charts Fiat just announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated FIAT’s upcoming 500e electric vehicle (EV) with a driving range of 87 miles. This driving range is best in class – although the class is still pretty small at this point. Tesla’s Model S is not considered here as […]

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A closer look at the Nissan LEAF battery capacity warranty

January 3, 2013
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This warranty should satisfy those affected Last week, we wrote a brief article about the new Nissan LEAF battery capacity warranty (found here). Here we take a closer look at owner reaction, and further analysis of the statement. First, Nissan announced this news on a LEAF forum in an unusual show of offering to interact with […]

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