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LEAF 2.0?

August 29, 2014
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  Is this really the next Nissan LEAF? The United Kingdom’s Auto Express recently released these images of what might be the next Nissan LEAF. After seeing them, we tend to agree that the next LEAF could look similar to this. Our feeling is that a highly talented pixel manager created them, but no matter. […]

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Plugshare adds No Charge to Charge filter

July 31, 2014
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Nissan makes Plugshare app official location finder Recargo, provider of the popular online charge station locator app PlugShare, announced that Nissan has made PlugShare the official No Charge to Charge app to find locations. We have been a big PlugShare fan since discovering it a few years ago. The great thing about the app is […]

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PSEG offers free EVSE to businesses for employee incentive

July 22, 2014
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PSEG’s own employees have shown benefits of EV ownership The above infographic hits the high points of why they are making this offer: 13 employees saved $19,000 on gas in one year – that’s an average of $1,461 per employee 5,300 gallons of gasoline went unburned 50 to 60 tons of CO2 avoided 120,000 commuting […]

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Set an end timer to charge your electric car

July 6, 2014
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Why should I set an end timer? All electric cars and many EVSEs (electric vehicle supply equipment) come with a timer that offers the ability to set a start time, end time, or both to enable you to charge your electric car within a specific time window. This article offers a sound reason to use […]

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Nissan announces LEAF replacement battery pricing – finally

June 27, 2014
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Replacement pricing lower than many expected Nissan today announced the price for the LEAF replacement battery pack not on their corporate PR website, but on a LEAF internet forum. For a conservative Japanese company that carefully analyzes its every move, the delivery mechanism alone is worth noting. The behemoth is acknowledging the power of the […]

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e-NV200 test in Portland, Oregon

June 12, 2014
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Six week commercial evaluation Nissan’s e-NV200 electric van, based on the LEAF powertrain, will be evaluated by Portland General Electric (PGE) for a six week trial to determine its effectiveness in a commercial application. As we have written previously, the e-NV200 has been tested many times over the past several years in similar applications in […]

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Which charging standard will win?

June 8, 2014
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Will we need to have a winner? When we pull up to a typical gas pump, we are faced with several hose options – regular, mid-grade, premium, and sometimes diesel. Perhaps this is our electric vehicle (EV) future as well. A study performed by The EV Project before it imploded last year stated that the […]

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ChargePoint becoming the network to beat with recent capital infusion

May 26, 2014
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$22.6 million add brings total funding to over $110 million ChargePoint, based in northern California, now operates more than 17,000 charging ports in the nation making it the largest EV charging network in the country. With this capital infusion of $22.6 million ChargePoint is clearly the most successful privately held charging network company. The Blink […]

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California expands clean vehicle rebate funding

May 16, 2014
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$25 Million added to fund Since its inception in March 2010, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project of the California Air Resources Board has provided about $100 million for about 50,000 rebates – primarily to electric vehicle owners. California buyers can get up to a $2,500 rebate as an incentive to acquire a plug-in or fuel […]

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Buy a LEAF, charge for free

April 19, 2014
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Program to reach 80 percent of sales market Nissan announced this week the intention of offering free charging for two years to everyone that purchases or leases a new LEAF. Ultimately the program will reach 25 U.S. markets covering 80 percent of LEAFs sold. The heart of the program is an all-access card that will […]

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