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By Nick Chambers ·
October 06, 2010

Get $15,000 Off Your Chevy Volt or Nissan LEAF in Lansing, Michigan

A program in Lansing, Michigan, that provides what is likely the best deal in the nation towards the purchase of a plug-in vehicle has come to light over the last few days—and it's a wonder that it wasn't plastered all over the news to this point.

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By Nick Chambers ·
September 29, 2010

Plug-in Charging Infrastructure to Cover Entire I-5 Corridor in Oregon; Aims for Mexico to Canada

ECOtality, one of the largest suppliers of electric vehicle charging equipment and networks, today announced that they will be expanding the EV Project in Oregon to include DC fast charging stations on the southern stretch of Interstate 5 in Oregon. This addition will add to the already planned coverage on the northern part of the state, and would make Oregon the first state to have a complete DC fast charging network from north to south.

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By Nick Chambers ·
September 27, 2010

For Next Gen LEAF, Nissan Will Likely Make Regional Tweaks, Address Initial Shortcomings

Nissan has been dropping hints that the LEAF will likely undergo some changes when it gets a model refresh in 2012 for a 2013 release. These changes will likely be tailored to address cultural differences and needs based on region and deal with some of the initial shortcomings that the LEAF has been criticized for, including a relatively slow on-board charger.

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By Zach McDonald ·
September 23, 2010

Nissan Reaches its Goal; Stops Taking Reservations on the LEAF

Nissan has confirmed on its website that it has reached its goal of 20,000 reservations for the LEAF plug-in three months ahead of schedule, and will not take any more orders in the United States until sometime next year.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 16, 2010

Renault Aims to Be Europe’s EV Provider

Anybody considering a new all-electric car these days is certainly aware of Nissan’s intention to become a market leader. As we approach the dawn of a new EV era in the United States, the Nissan LEAF stands out as the most immediate, practical and affordable all-electric car just about to hit the street. What’s less known is the goal of Renault—Nissan’s sister company—to take the EV lead in Europe. This week the carmaker confirmed that it will launch not one, but a family of four electric cars in the next two years.

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By Zach McDonald ·
September 14, 2010

Rumors Continue to Circulate About LEAF-Based Sports Car

As the Nissan LEAF gets closer and closer to delivery, speculation about other possible EVs from the carmaker continues to heat up. One rumor that has been circulating all summer has Nissan going the sports car route, with an all-electric version of the 370Z-E, GT-R or the Infinity Essence coup. Whatever course Nissan decides to take, it's looking more and more like a plug-in sports car could be on its way.

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By Nick Chambers ·
September 14, 2010

Renault-Nissan and Daimler Expand Collaboration on Electric Cars

Last April, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler formed a partnership to help all three companies meet ever-tighter global emissions and fuel economy regulations. Today Daimler's research chief, Thomas Weber, said that the partnership's work regarding electric cars will be expanded.

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By Zach McDonald ·
September 08, 2010

The Electric Car's Powerful Republican Allies

Rush Limbaugh may have some mean things to say about the Chevy Volt, but when it comes down to it, plug-in cars have enjoyed a surprising level of support from the Right in recent years. Today, Businessweek reported on a speech given by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander at the Tennessee Valley Authority forum in support of electric vehicles and the government programs that will help to bring them to American roads faster.

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By Nick Chambers ·
September 03, 2010

Nissan and CODA Take an Electric Car Shine to Hawaii

So, you're on an island surrounded by water for hundreds of miles, all your oil has to be shipped in from elsewhere, your energy prices are always two to three times higher than your continental neighbors', and you're looking at a future where livability on your island is likely to decline dramatically as energy prices do nothing but rise—what do you do?

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By Nick Chambers ·
September 01, 2010

Refuting The BBC's Claims That EVs Are Costlier Than Gas Cars In The Long Run

As many of you are likely aware, earlier this week the BBC came out with a report that strongly suggested electric cars would be more expensive to operate than gas cars in the long run, mostly because they would depreciate (lose their resale value) much more quickly than gas cars. That article generated a lot of debate on the internet, but it seemed like such a strange report due to the fact that it's anybody's guess what kind of resale value EVs will have.

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