Monthly Archives: June 2011

Is there a Lithium “OPEC” in our future?

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 … Continue reading

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LEAF goes to Laguna Seca Raceway!

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. … Continue reading

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Nissan announces new six year business plan

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 … Continue reading

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Nissan makes history at Pikes Peak

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 … Continue reading

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LEAF and EV news

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 … Continue reading

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2011 California rebate funds exhausted

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 … Continue reading

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