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By David Herron ·
June 24, 2013

Nissan Promises ZEOD RC Will Be Fastest Electric Race Car Yet

With the company's 2014 entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan is promising to change the perception of electric vehicles forever with a hybrid electric 300+ km/hr racing machine developed with battery, inverter and motor technology derived from the Nissan Leaf.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
June 21, 2013

Nissan Announces LEAF Lease-Only Battery Replacement Program

Since it launched in 2010, everyone from industry analysts to electric car advocates, journalists and even politicians have tried to work out just how much it costs to replace the lithium-ion battery pack in the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Yesterday, Nissan gave an answer: approximately $100 per month, for as long as you keep the car, under its new Battery Replacement Program.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 31, 2013

Washington Man Hits 78,000 Miles on Nissan LEAF

Two years ago, Steve Marsh purchased his Black Nissan LEAF as a way to help him save money on his 130-mile daily commute. Now, his LEAF is well on its way to 80,000 of commuter miles.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 22, 2013

2013 Nissan LEAF Dials Down EV Torque

When Nissan launched the 2013 all-electric LEAF, the company boasted the new car's improvements over the previous model year—faster charging, a larger cargo space, and increased range. But while Nissan executives were keen to talk about how much better the home-grown U.S. LEAF was compared with its predecessor, one little fact went unnoticed: the 2013 LEAF has less torque than Japanese-built 2011 and 2012 models.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 20, 2013

Have Kids? Three Family-Friendly Electric Cars To Consider

Despite what friends and family might tell you, however, you don’t need a big gas-guzzling car to raise a family. Check out three electric vehicles that can work well for family life.

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By Zach McDonald ·
May 01, 2013

LEAF Continues Spring Sales Rejuvenation, Leaving Other Plug-ins in the Dust

April was another good month for the Nissan LEAF, which moved 1,936 units nationwide to post its second best month of sales since hitting the market in late 2010.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
April 30, 2013

Nissan Renews Hope for Dramatic Increase of EV Rapid Chargers

Nissan wants to see 600 electric car rapid chargers throughout the United States by the end of March 2014. The rapid chargers can add about 50 to 60 miles of range in less than 30 minutes. The company also wants to support a two-fold increase in Level 2 240-volt public charging stations—to 22,000 locations nationwide. This isn't the first time that Nissan has set out ambitious goals for EV charging infrastructure.

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By Gary Lieber ·
April 25, 2013

Just Released: Locations of Free EV Quick-Chargers at Northern California Dealerships

Six new electric car Quick Chargers will be open to the public at Nissan dealers in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas by the end of April. That's according to Aerovironment, an electric car charging company that serves as Nissan's EV integration partner. Another seven are expected one month later, representing a leap forward with the company's national network.

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By Gary Lieber ·
April 23, 2013

My 280-Mile Single-Day Nissan LEAF Roadtrip

I did something last weekend that was completely normal and uneventful for most Northern California motorists: I drove a car from San Jose to Sacramento and back. The only difference was that I was driving was a 100-percent battery-electric Nissan LEAF.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
April 23, 2013

NYC Will Test Uncertain Feasibility of Electric Taxis

New York City Major Michael Bloomberg yesterday officially announced that six all-electric Nissan LEAFs are entering service as part of a year-long zero-emission taxi cab pilot program. Paul Gillespie, perhaps the country’s most prominent green taxi advocate, is skeptical.

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