Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nissan LEAF availability includes six more states

Six more states added to LEAF rollout Nissan announced the launch of the Nissan LEAF today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. Existing reservation holders will be the first offered the ability to order in … Continue reading

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The airport charging solution – revised

Who needs chargers? Thanks to Tom K’s comment on our previous post, we have revised our thoughts on airport electric vehicle (EV) (and other long-term) charging solutions. The supplied 120 volt EVSE that Nissan includes with your LEAF (and other … Continue reading

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The airport charging solution

An idea for more productive airport EV charging Some airports (LAX, San Francisco and Denver – that we’re aware of so far) are offering either free parking, free charge stations or both to electric vehicle (EV) owners. The challenge to … Continue reading

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Greater range possible with new EV battery

Potential 35% range improvement A group of three electric vehicle (EV) battery developers in Europe have developed a Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) design battery that occupies 50% less volume and 30% less mass – all ¬†while providing a range improvement … Continue reading

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European group supports one EV charge port standard

Standard supported by some member manufacturers The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has proposed a single connection standard for AC and DC charging of all electric vehicles (EVs) sold in European Union (EU) countries beginning in 2017. ACEA is comprised … Continue reading

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Is a massive EV infrastructure necessary?

We think not Nissan’s belief that an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure must be in place before EVs are sold in scale is, we think, an incorrect assumption. Let’s take a look at some current realities. The generation one Nissan … Continue reading

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