February 2013

Another reason to consider going electric in California

February 24, 2013

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), is looking to raise the state excise tax on a gallon of gasoline. While a […]

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Nissan expands Silicon Valley presence

February 18, 2013

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 IT development, advanced engineering and technology recruitment. We hope that they have achieved some success […]

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70 Nissan LEAF taxis show capability in Mexico

February 13, 2013

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 they been successfully placed into service as purveyors of people, but they have helped to […]

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Pay for your charge with your smartphone

February 10, 2013

  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 iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry mobile phone operating systems. The ChargePoint network is currently being […]

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New Nissan Paint Plant

February 4, 2013

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 volatile organic compound (VOCs) emissions by 70 percent. It ranks as Nissan’s most advanced paint […]

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