June 2013

2013 LEAF ECO and B-mode (SV and SL trims)

June 25, 2013
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Or, “Which mode do I use?” In September 2011 we wrote an article about the ECO drive mode on the LEAF. It has proven to be one of our most read articles. For the 2013 model year, Nissan has offered some changes to the system on the SV and SL trim levels. This article is […]

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What to write about

June 19, 2013
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The perils of writing about the Nissan LEAF Don’t get me wrong. In fact, I love writing about this great new technology, and helping to educate consumers about the potential of moving from a traditional petroleum burning vehicle (be it gasoline or diesel powered), and bringing them into the fold of the few, the proud, […]

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Department of Energy chimes in on cost of driving an EV

June 11, 2013
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US average regular gasoline costs three times electric eGallon First you should know that there is no such thing as an eGallon of gas. What the Department of Energy (DOE) is saying is that from an economic perspective, you can drive your electric vehicle (EV) the same distance as a gasoline powered vehicle for roughly […]

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Bosch sees 300km (186 mile) EV range by 2020

June 9, 2013
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This is what nobody else is reporting We wrote an article recently about Bosch providing the first $450 Level 2 home charging system (found here). Upon reading the news of Bosch announcing a 180 mile range mass market electric vehicle (EV) by 2020 (found here), we thought that we needed to do some homework. So […]

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