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3rd Wave of EVs is Massive!

3rd Wave of EVs is Massive!

The old expression that the third time is the charm springs to mind and as any surfer or those that have applied technical analysis for stock charting/trading purposes will no doubt agree that the 3rd wave is also not only the most significant in terms of trends, but it’s the largest as well.  It is currently [Continue]

EV Sales Double in 2013

EV Sales Double in 2013

2013 was a record sales year for EVs in the USA with over 100,000 more vehicles with electric drives being sold over the 2012 sales numbers according to bloomberg.com and estimates from Autodata Corp. Pure electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are catching on even faster than hybrids did historically, which hints at an even brighter [Continue]

Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went for ride with Nissan’s Autonomous Drive test car around the National Diet Front Garden, a public park in the center of Tokyo between Japan’s parliament and the Imperial Palace. The all-electric Nissan LEAF is equipped with prototype autonomous drive technology called “Nissan 360”, which they [Continue]

Free EV Charging for Texan Nissan LEAFs

Free EV Charging for Texan Nissan LEAFs

Nissan and NRG eVgo launche a “No Charge to Charge” campaign for one year to new Nissan LEAF customers that purchase or lease their award-winning EV. Those living in Dallas or Houston, Texas can take advantage of using eVgo’s Freedom Station charging network for free. NRG eVgo has EV charging stations located at DFW and [Continue]

US EPA Rates Nissan LEAF Best in Class

US EPA Rates Nissan LEAF Best in Class

Nissan LEAF gets two Green labels from the US EPA. The USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the EV from Nissan to be “best” in the midsize vehicle class for fuel efficiency and “best” for the environment. The EPA fuel-economy label will be 99 miles-per-gallon (MPG) equivalent (combined city/highway) for [Continue]

EVs Get Charged by Towing?

EVs Get Charged by Towing?

A Dutch Nissan LEAF driver accidently discovers “tow-charging” that their EV could be recharged by towing it without a typical power supply using the regenerative braking system.  Mostly likely this is because the Nissan LEAF has a Regenerative Brake system   stays engaged in some measure at all times (not unlike how many All-time [Continue]

Nissan LEAF Sales Up by 335%

Nissan LEAF Sales Up by 335%

According to a recent press release from Nissan (August 23, 2013) sales of their lower priced 2013 American built enhanced version of the Nissan LEAF have increased over 335% over last year. The Nissan-Renault alliance has also together sold over 100,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) worldwide. According to Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of EV [Continue]

EVs to be Bountiful in the Baltic?

EVs to be Bountiful in the Baltic?

Estonia has charged ahead and installed the world’s largest and fastest nation-wide EV charging network, while the governments of most places continue to do little more than talk about plans to have more EVs on the road. Tesla Motors Superchargers may be getting most of the press, due to their free EV fuel for life [Continue]

Nissan Builds Largest EV Battery Factory in USA

Nissan Builds Largest EV Battery Factory in USA

In support of producing the Nissan LEAF for the entire North American market, Nissan has built the largest advanced EV battery plant in the USA. This particular lithium-ion automotive battery plant is located in Smyrna, Tennessee and also holds the distinction of being just one of three in the entire world operated by a major [Continue]

You Do Not See Nissan LEAFs in Denali National Park

You Do Not See Nissan LEAFs in Denali National Park

The latest anti-electric car argument to cross my desk: Electric cars are no good because you can’t drive them in Denali National Park. FYI: Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the center of the Alaska Range, between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The park is host to the highest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley [Continue]

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