February 2012

Big day for Nissan LEAF

February 29, 2012

LEAF drives into America As of tomorrow, March 1, 2012, the Nissan LEAF will be the first consumer oriented electric vehicle (EV) available across the United States, with dealerships and the ability to support these vehicles, in every state. Existing reservation holders will be able to place their orders tomorrow. Those interested in the LEAF, […]

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Audi joins the EV train

February 28, 2012

Audi announces A3 e-tron EV Pilot Program At TED2012 Audi announced the debut of the A3 e-tron battery electric vehicle (EV) pilot program. TED is a non-profit organization promoting the idea that ideas are a good thing. A good place, we think, to debut a new electric vehicle. Audi’s A3 is a four door wagon […]

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A better EV battery – 300 mile range for real this time?

February 27, 2012

Envia Systems announces breakthrough lithium-ion EV battery Today Newark, California based Envia Systems announced the development of a 400 watt-hour/kilogram rechargaeable lithium-ion battery. Of course, it’s just a prototype at this point, but with funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). Just in case you didn’t know, ARPA, an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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Charge your electric car on your next trip

February 25, 2012

The power of a simple 120 volt outlet A group of San Diego Nissan LEAF owners have been gathering to share information, enthusiasm, and LEAF knowledge on a periodic basis for the past year or so. Our meeting this morning in Poway included nearly 50 attendees and a group of 20 or more LEAFs parked […]

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Having money does not equal having a brain

February 23, 2012

Ohhh… I was supposed to plug it in? By now, you have likely heard of the Tesla owner with a battery that died because it wasn’t plugged in while he left it unattended for several weeks. Hello? Have you never owned a battery powered device before? We here at Living LEAF are generally not sarcastic, […]

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California gas prices top the lower 48 states

February 21, 2012

Guess which state has the most cars Yesterday we wrote a piece about how 2013 will be the year of the electric car. Today we talk about California’s trend-setting nature – and what that may mean for you. As we got gas today in our non-electric car, we had to do a double take when […]

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