Monthly Archives: December 2011

EV infrastructure buildout continues

Kohl’s Department Stores to see installations 33 Kohl’s Department Store locations will receive electric vehicle (EV) charge stations in eleven states according to Kohl’s. Each location will host anywhere from one to four charge stations and will be available to … Continue reading

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Renault’s European approach – buy the EV, lease the battery

Renault UK goes a different way Renault just yesterday delivered their first Kangoo Van ZE in the United Kingdom. One thing that makes Renault’s approach stand out from Nissan’s model in the US is this – Renault is choosing to … Continue reading

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Beyond round and black

A discussion on the lack of a Nissan LEAF spare tire Nissan LEAF rolls on the latest technology low rolling resistance Bridgestone EP422 tires. It has no spare tire.┬áThis last bit of information sometimes causes concern. If one thinks about … Continue reading

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Nissan pulls plug on Portuguese battery plant

Plant was to start operations in 2012 Nissan last week announced that plans to produce electric vehicle (EV) batteries at a plant in Portugal have been put on hold, according to Reuters. Currently, Nissan LEAF batteries are produced in Oppama, … Continue reading

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FedEx to test electric Nissan van in London

FedEx to add Nissan Electric NV200 to London test fleet FedEx, a significant supporter of electric vehicles (EVs) with 43 already in use in London, Europe and the United States, is adding the all electric Nissan NV200 light commercial van … Continue reading

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LEAF reservations open in Canada

2012 LEAFs arriving ahead of schdule Nissan Canada is opening reservations to the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF. Anyone living within 65 kilometers of one of the 27 certified Nissan LEAF dealers are now able to place a … Continue reading

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