Archive for the 'electric vehicles' Category

Nissan Leaf warranty does not cover “gradual capacity loss”

May 19, 2011

Nissan is backing the Leaf’s Lithium-ion battery with an 8-year, 100,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first). Of note, however, the warranty does not cover what the company calls “gradual capacity loss,” which is a feature of all rechargeable batteries.
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Webinar probes electric vehicle benefits, challenges

April 1, 2011

Potential benefits of increased use of electric-drive vehicles (EVs), as well as challenges that need to be overcome in advancing the technology, were discussed by a panel of experts during a March 17 webinar cosponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
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Obama proposes $7,500 EV purchase rebates for 2011

January 30, 2011

President Obama reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to rapidly growing the U.S. electric car industry in his State of the Union speech on January 25. The investment, which includes a proposal for $7,500 on-the-spot rebates for new electric car purchases during 2011, is part of a plan for the U.S. to become the first nation with 1 million “advanced technology vehicles” on its roadways.
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“Revenge of the Electric Car” trailer released

December 9, 2010

“Revenge of the Electric Car” is a new documentary from director Chris Paine, who also directed “Who Killed the Electric Car.” The new film, coming in Spring 2011, focuses on the dramatic resurgence of the electric car around the world, “tracks the electrifying race to challenge the age of gasoline,” according to its promoters.
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EV maker invites 3-wheeler reservations

November 29, 2010

Green Vehicles Inc. is now accepting reservations for its two-passenger, all-electric, three-wheeled car. The compact, lightweight “Triac” features 80 mph maximum speeds, a 100 mile range, and a list price below $25,000.
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Nissan Leaf to be rated at 99 mpg

November 22, 2010

Based on tests by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nissan Leaf’s fuel efficiency window sticker will indicate an mpg equivalence of 106 mpg for city driving, and 92 mpg on highways, for a combined average of 99 mpg, according to news reports today.
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Honda Fit EV electric car due in 2012

November 17, 2010

Honda today unveiled its “Fit EV Concept” electric vehicle, a forerunner of an all-electric version of the Honda Fit hatchback. The company plans to begin delivering the Fit EV to customers in the U.S. and Japan in 2012.
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Mitsubishi electric car to be priced lower than Nissan Leaf

November 17, 2010

Mitsubishi will price its electric car around 10 percent lower than the Nissan Leaf when it hits the North American market in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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“Revenge of the Electric Car” trailer to debut on Facebook

November 16, 2010

A trailer for “Revenge of the Electric Car,” a sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car?,” will premier on Facebook as soon as the film’s Facebook Fan page acquires its 10,000th fan. When the trailer video is posted on Facebook, it will be the first and only place where it can be viewed.
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Renault-Nissan hopes to sell 500,000 EVs annually by 2013

November 16, 2010

The Renault-Nissan Alliance expects to build and sell 500,000 electric vehicles per year globally by the end of 2013, the Associated Press reports.
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