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.

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).