June 2011

Is there a Lithium “OPEC” in our future?

June 30, 2011

Argentina looks to establish organization Rodolfo Tecchi, a director within the Argentine Ministry of Science and Technology presents the idea that Argentina, Brazil and Chile could form an “OPEC like arrangement” with regard to lithium production. His thought is the maintenance of pricing through production controls, such as that practiced within OPEC. Even mining officials […]

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LEAF goes to Laguna Seca Raceway!

June 29, 2011

LEAF owners take on Laguna For the third year now Speed Ventures has sponsored an electric vehicle motorsports event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Speed Ventures offers regular folks the opportunity to drive their street car on racetracks throughout California. One thing that makes ReFuel unique is that the event registration fee was just $10 […]

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Nissan announces new six year business plan

June 28, 2011

Nissan seeks 8% global market share by 2016 Nissan announced a business plan referred to as Nissan Power 88 seeking 8% global market share and sustainable 8% corporate operating profit by the end of fiscal year 2016. This plan features such ambitious goals as: Average a new vehicle introduction every six weeks for six years […]

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Nissan makes history at Pikes Peak

June 28, 2011

LEAF first Electric Production Class winner at Pikes Peak A Nissan LEAF driven by Nissan off-road racer Chad Hord set a first Electric Production Class record of 14 minutes 33 seconds up the hill. The distance of the hillclimb is 12.42 miles (which calculates out to 51.2 miles per hour average if you’re interested). One […]

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LEAF and EV news

June 26, 2011

LEAF owner drives from Santa Monica, California to Tucson, Arizona An adventurous Nissan LEAF owner drove from the Southern California coastal town of Santa Monica to Tucson, Arizona not because he needed to, but because he wanted to showcase what could be done. Stopping primarily at Nissan dealerships along the way for refueling needs, Jerry […]

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2011 California rebate funds exhausted

June 24, 2011

Proposed funding tripled for next fiscal year $5 billion million in rebate funds have been exhausted for the California 2010-2011 fiscal year California Air Resources Board (ARB) Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. The California fiscal year ends on June 30. California LEAF owners up to this point in time were eligible for up to $12,500 in combined […]

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