Consumers Demand Twice the Range from Electric Cars: Report

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Consumers Demand Twice the Range from Electric Cars: Report
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Electric car manufacturers are quick to point out that the current range offered by their vehicles is more than enough to satisfy the driving needs of the majority of Americans. In fact, according to Nissan the average daily commute is just 29 miles. And yet consumers demand significantly more before they will view an EV… Continue Reading...

Infiniti Battery-Electric Vehicle Announced for New York Auto Show

Infiniti Battery-Electric Vehicle Announced for New York Auto Show
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Questions and uncertainty are swirling around the Infiniti battery-electric vehicle (BEV) which Nissan will debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The BEV, which isn’t named yet, will share underpinnings with the Nissan Leaf, but with more emphasis on power and aggressive styling. “It was designed to be a luxury vehicle first and an… Continue Reading...

First Substantial Shipment Of Nissan LEAFs Arrives In US

First Substantial Shipment Of Nissan LEAFs Arrives In US
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Having left Japan just one day before the tsunami-inducing earthquake wreaked havoc, a large shipment of Nissan LEAF Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) has just arrived in Long Beach, Calif. Nissan’s Luna Spirit vehicle-carrying transport ship was safely on the open ocean when a 500 MPH wave passed under it, at about 3-inches high. About a… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Plug-In Hybrid Due in 2011, Electric Car Next Year

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Report: Ford Plug-In Hybrid Due in 2011, Electric Car Next Year
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At a technology briefing held today at Ford’s Advance Engineering Center in Dearborn, MI, company representatives gave a sneak peak at the automaker’s green plans. The lineup includes official introduction plans for both a battery electric vehicle and Ford’s first plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The PHEV will arrive in 2011 and Ford has said it will… Continue Reading...