July 2013

LEAF provides lowest price per MPG – LA Times

July 31, 2013
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 EV MPGe is cheaper than gas MPG Looking for the best cost per MPG? Look no further than the LEAF that you may already be driving, according to the Los Angeles Times. We’re not sure how we missed this, but back in March the LA Times asked Edmunds.com, a consumer automotive research site, to research […]

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LEAF top ten cities

July 26, 2013
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San Francisco comes in on top With the recent sale of the 100,000th Renault-Nissan Alliance electric vehicle (EV), Nissan decided to publish the top ten US cities for LEAF. As seen in the above infographic, they are: San Francisco Los Angeles Atlanta Seattle Portland, Oregon Honolulu San Diego Nashville Sacramento, California St. Louis, Missouri Not […]

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100,000 EVs from Renault-Nissan Alliance

July 23, 2013
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Combined they’ve driven around the world 20 times It may be awhile before we see LEAF after LEAF after LEAF on US streets, but not a day goes by that we don’t see at least one other LEAF driving around our neighborhood. Nissan’s mass market electric vehicle (EV) has found supporters in markets around the […]

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Interest in LEAF expanding

July 20, 2013
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More dealers wanting LEAF There has been much written recently about Nissan being unable to fill all dealership requests for the 2013 LEAF. Nissan says demand currently exceeds supply. Certainly demand is up with a price reduction, but also tales of electric vehicle (EV) ownership are starting to wend their way through the water cooler […]

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e-NV200 to be tested in Tokyo – again

July 14, 2013
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Testing will provide additional feedback for 2014 launch We have been writing about the e-NV200 for so long the latest announcement by Nissan of its test with DHL Japan is almost a non-event. The e-NV200 will be Nissan’s second global electric vehicle (EV) with its commercial launch next year. The e-NV200 uses the LEAF drivetrain, […]

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The search for a better EV battery

July 11, 2013
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More nano level experimentation shows path to improvement An associate professor at the Michigan Technological University is not satisfied with his mobile phone battery life, and he would like to see electric vehicles (EVs) travel further on a single charge. Fortunately, he is in a position to be able to do something about it. Reza […]

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East Coast LEAF owners have cause to rejoice

July 10, 2013
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Quick Charger installation to begin on East Coast Back in May we wrote about Nissan’s plan to install 500 DC quick charge stations around the country in the next 18 months (found here). At the time, Nissan was reluctant to provide any additional details. Now they have regarding at least a portion of these installations. […]

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Bosch to partner with Mitsubishi, GS Yuasa on next gen lithium ion batteries

July 7, 2013
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Operations due to begin early 2014 Bosch, one of the leading global automobile suppliers, is partnering with Mitsubishi Corporation and GS Yuasa International to produce next generation high performance lithium ion batteries. GS Yuasa is a long-time lithium ion battery producer providing product to Mitsubishi, Honda and the new Detroit Electric. GS Yuasa was established […]

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A look at the bottom of the “tank”

July 5, 2013
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Using up almost all of our juice The photo at the top of this post is what I was looking at for a couple of miles on the way home from visiting with friends yesterday. After some running around early in the day, we plugged in for awhile before heading out. We had plenty of […]

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June LEAF Sales Data

July 2, 2013
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LEAF sales continue strong Nissan has just announced record June sales for the company, led by the Altima family sedan – typically the best selling segment for all automakers. Of more interest to Living LEAF readers is how the LEAF is doing. Sales were up 213 percent over June of 2012, from 535 last year […]

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