Monthly Archives: February 2011

LEAF among “Greenest for 2011”

LEAF number 2 on Greenest of 2011 list Since model year 2000 the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has selected a list of the top 12 “Greenest Vehicles of the Year“. These vehicles represent, in the view … Continue reading

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Porsche evaluating e-technology

Boxster E to be a mobile laboratory We are relying on Google’s translator to be somewhat correct, but it appears that Porsche will be developing three experimental Boxster Es as a practical test to evaluate electric vehicle (EV) technology. Stuttgart … Continue reading

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UK gets first DC fast charger

Modern EV not just a US phenomenon In North East England the first DC fast charger in England has been introduced in the Metrocentre shopping center in Gateshead, just south of Newcastle upon Tyne. For those of us Americans not … Continue reading

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LEAF makes World Car of the Year cut to final 10

World Car of the Year selects 10 finalists The World Car of the Year has been awarded since 2005 with the first recipient being the Audi A6. Similar to the North American Car of the Year, and European Car of … Continue reading

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Yet another EV study

Let’s take a closer look, shall we? A new study offered up by Pike Research says that New York and California will be the largest electric vehicle (EV) markets through 2017. So who is Pike Research and how would they … Continue reading

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New LEAF battery plant in Portugal, also Blink production starts up

Electric cars need batteries Nissan has plans to supply batteries for their electric vehicles (EVs) from sources throughout the world. The current source for the Nissan LEAF battery pack is Zama, Japan with capacity of 90,000 battery packs. Over the … Continue reading

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