Monthly Archives: January 2012

Never be stranded in a Nissan LEAF

It’s simple if you know how The number one question that we get when we start talking about our LEAF is this – “Doesn’t it go just 100 miles?” To which our standard answer is some variation of this – … Continue reading

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NHTSA says Chevrolet Volt at no greater fire risk than gasoline powered vehicles

“No discernible defect trend exists” Electric vehicles, whether they are full battery-electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF, or hybrid electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt, present new technology that has not yet been fully tested in the real … Continue reading

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Innovation for All?

How about a self-healing iPhone case Nissan in 2005 developed a self-healing vehicle coating that allows fine scratches to mend themselves. This coating is currently used on certain Infiniti and Nissan models (the LEAF is not one of them). When … Continue reading

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Real world experience in the Nissan LEAF

9,000 miles in less than six months Personal experience of a thing provides validation that is, quite often, otherwise not available. We recently read an article by a relatively new Nissan LEAF owner. The reason that we want to pass … Continue reading

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BMW ActiveE 2 year leases start

BMW’s first electric car hits the street Before we get hammered over the head, the MINI E is not a BMW. MINI is owned by BMW, but that does not make it one. That said, BMW learned a lot from … Continue reading

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Driving the Toyota Prius v

Lackluster performance in today’s station wagon Toyota’s Prius must be credited with changing the way that people think about cars. Honda tried to get a leg up in the United States by beating Toyota to the market here¬†with the Insight, … Continue reading

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