Monthly Archives: January 2012

LEAF is not Nissan’s only green transportation

Solar panels help reduce emissions on Nissan’s newest transport ship Nissan not only provides zero emission transport for the masses, they also provide reduced emission car carriers to deliver them. Nissan’s Nichioh Maru, nicknamed RORO (as in Roll On, Roll … Continue reading

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Honda delivers first Fit EV

City of Torrance gets demonstration vehicle We wrote in February of last year that Honda would introduce the Fit EV in a demonstration program in the city of Torrance, California. Almost twelve months later, this has finally come to pass. … Continue reading

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CARB approves clean car rules

New standards approved, include Zero Emissions Vehicle regulation California, long a leader in setting industry standards in the automotive industry, has just approved their Advanced Clean Car Rules. So what, exactly, does this mean?┬áThe Advanced Clean Car Program put forth … Continue reading

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JD Power 2012 Avoider Study released

Fuel efficiency key driver for purchase decisions J.D. Power surveys everyone about everything. The company, based in Southern California, has surveyed consumers since 1968. While best known for their automotive surveys, J.D. Power also conducts surveys in a number of … Continue reading

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Interior EV sounds in your future?

Perhaps like a 1963 E-type Jaguar? In our web wanderings, we discovered that a British sound engineer is producing artificial sounds for electric vehicles (EVs). The difference between these sounds and the current exterior vehicle sound for pedestrians, is that … Continue reading

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What to do with your used LEAF battery

Recycling is just one option In September 2010, Nissan announced a partnership with Sumitomo Corporation. This partnership created a company called 4R Energy Corporation – 4R stands for Reuse, Refabricate, Resell and Recycle. 4R is taking the next step in … Continue reading

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