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Report: Next gen Nissan LEAF to be improved in every single way, especially the battery

AutomotiveNews reports that Nissan has some big plans for the next generation LEAF EV, After speaking with Nissan’s executive vice president, Andy Palmer, word is that the new LEAF will benefit greatly from new and improved battery technology to offer greater range. Specifics weren’t shared with AN, but Palmer did indicate at one point that EVs need […]

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Report: Study finds EVs depreciate faster

In the current heyday of cars like the Nissan Leaf, interest in the cars is strong as a result of usable real world commuting range, and with charging stations becoming more plentiful near the urban centers for which EVs were designed, things should be looking up for this new chapter in motoring history. It is […]

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2013 Tokyo: Nissan brings some new EV concepts to Tokyo

Nissan has sold over 87,00 copies of their LEAF electric hatchback and is now branching out to different markets by adapting an existing van, updating the LEAF in two variants, and releasing two new concepts at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show. Nissan released a sports car concept, but perhaps more interestingly, they are offering something […]

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Report: Infiniti’s new Nissan LEAF-based EV to showcase new wireless induction charging for the battery

AutoCarUK reports that Infiniti will be launching a new electric vehicle based on the current Nissan LEAF and will be the first production car to showcase induction wireless charging, which means that no cables are required to recharge the car’s battery packs. Induction charging just describes the sort of wireless battery charging technology being researched […]

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Report: Nissan to expand its EV and hybrid offering

After two years of the Nissan LEAF being on sale, the Japanese automaker announced that it will expand its offering of hybrids with 15 new models by 2015 and will also introduce new electric-vehicles. NIssan said that it will start select electric-versions of Infiniti models by 2014, with a fourth model coming in 2016. Besides […]

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Study: Electric-cars won’t make a big impact until prices fall

Sales of plug-in hybrid, electric cars and hybrid vehicles in the United States are rising but according to a new study by J.D. Power and Associates, they won’t gain real traction until automakers lower prices and show some real economic benefits of purchasing such vehicles. Read our review on the Chevrolet Volt. While sales of electric […]

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Report: UCSD researches say new lithium-ion battery tech could cut cost, increase charge times

Researchers from University of California, San Diego say that they have figured out a way to better estimate what goes on inside lithium ion batteries. The breakthrough could lead to lower battery costs and faster charging times for lithium-ion batteries used in electric-vehicles. An algorithm has been put together by professor Miroslav Krstic and postdoctoral […]

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Report: Nissan to offer a more ‘affordable’ entry-level LEAF

In an attempt to save the tumbling sales of the Nissan LEAF electric-car, the company is planning to offer a budget variant of the car next year. The new entry-level trim level will be positioned below the other models and will lose some of the amenities offered on the higher-spec grades. The Nissan LEAF is […]

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Report: Nissan purchases two LEAF models from unhappy owners

Two Nissan Leaf models have been bought back from their owners by the automaker as what the company is calling a “goodwill gesture” due to complaints that the ev’s batteries are aging too quickly. Although they claim the battery loss is expected for all electric vehicles, Nissan has initiated an independent study of the Leaf […]

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U.S. federal policies on increasing electric-car sales to cost $7.5 billion through 2019

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that federal policies to promote the production and purchase of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, will have a total budgetary cost of about $7.5 billion through 2019. The CBO said that that 25 percent of that cost will go in the form of tax credits for buying electric vehicles. Read […]

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