Category Archives: Specifications

Nissan spills some future LEAF info

From a webchat with a Nissan exec Mark Perry, Nissan’s Product Planning guy, participated in a webchat last week on Facebook to answer questions directly from participants. If you missed it (as we did) you can review the entire contents … 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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EV Battery Technology differences

A closer look at the Nissan LEAF battery assembly Our article yesterday was about our drive in the Coda Sedan. A reader commented that the lithium iron phosphate chemistry of the battery pack in the Coda was also a lithium … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi i

First deliveries of Mitsubishi i due in California in January Our article regarding the upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV prompted a discussion about what size EV is the right size. As with all things, it depends upon your situation. Perhaps a … Continue reading

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European group supports one EV charge port standard

Standard supported by some member manufacturers The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has proposed a single connection standard for AC and DC charging of all electric vehicles (EVs) sold in European Union (EU) countries beginning in 2017. ACEA is comprised … Continue reading

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Where would we be without the internet?

So much information… So little time We have been producing Living LEAF for over a year now (although our first six months of work got swallowed in a server crash). We are still amazed at how little we know about … Continue reading

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