Monthly Archives: February 2013

Another reason to consider going electric in California

Gas tax increase on the horizon The California State Board of Equalization (that state agency tasked with responsibility for overseeing sales and use taxes, property taxes, special taxes, and the tax appeals that invariably exist when they do something wrong), … Continue reading

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Nissan expands Silicon Valley presence

Advanced Research Center to specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars In June of 2011 we wrote about the opening of the Renault-Nissan Alliance research facility in Silicon Valley (found here). The original intent was to use the facility for … Continue reading

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70 Nissan LEAF taxis show capability in Mexico

20 in Mexico City – 50 in Aguascalientes We’re not quite sure how we missed this when these LEAFs were first deployed in Mexico as taxis, but they have now been in service for over a year. Not only have … Continue reading

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Pay for your charge with your smartphone

  Car Charging Group to offer mobile payment app Car Charging Group, the company behind the ChargePoint network, has just selected a provider to develop a mobile phone app to pay for its services. DoubleBeam is to provide support for … Continue reading

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New Nissan Paint Plant

Nissan’s efficiency extends to plants too Nissan brand new paint plant in Smyrna not only looks great, it performs. This new plant replaces a nearly 30 year old system, reducing energy consumption by 30 percent, carbon¬†emissions by 30 percent and … Continue reading

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