Seattle Parking Vigilante Charged With Keying Cars

Seattle Parking Vigilante Charged With Keying Cars
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It’s happened to you before. You try your best to keep your car in great condition by parking away frmo the pack in parking lots to prevent dings and scrapes. Then some jerk squeezes his car right up beside yours, ramming his driver door into your paintjob. Its the most frustrating moment for anyone who… Continue Reading...

Seattle Police Using Twitter To Locate Stolen Cars

Seattle Police Using Twitter To Locate Stolen Cars
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Police in Seattle, Washington are using Twitter to help fight auto theft by making it easier to publicly broadcast stolen vehicle reports, and allowing citizens to keep an eye out for the cars in question. The account, imaginatively titled “Get Your Car Back”, will allow 911 operators to enter the vehicles details and location into… Continue Reading...

Seattle Introduces Speed Limit Signs That Change Depending on Traffic

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Seattle Introduces Speed Limit Signs That Change Depending on Traffic
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Here’s a novel idea:  Seattle have started posting different speed limit signs along I-5 now, depending on traffic volume. Dubbed the Smarter Highways project and brought to you by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), these new signs serve multi purposes: to relieve congestion; to indicate when motorists should merge; or when a lane… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Nissan Leaf Electric Car Will Gets Its Auto Show Time in the Spotlight

Tokyo Preview: Nissan Leaf Electric Car Will Gets Its Auto Show Time in the Spotlight
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While news and photos of the Nissan Leaf have been around for several months now, the electric car will get its official debut at the Tokyo Auto Show on October 21st. Nissan describes its functional five-door, five-seater compact hatchback as having a “high-performance, zero-emission” powertrain. Output from the lithium-ion battery packs is rated at 80kW/280Nm,… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Nissan LEAF Electric Car Priced from $25,000

Breaking: Nissan LEAF Electric Car Priced from $25,000
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The fully-electric Nissan LEAF, which is set to go on sale in the U.S. next year, will be priced from $25,000 to $33,000. Word comes from Nissan North America product VP Larry Dominique. “Competitive pricing is going to allow mass-market appeal, which is going to set Nissan apart,” said Dominique, commenting that the LEAF will… Continue Reading...

Report: Nissan Bringing LEAF EV to Five U.S. Markets First

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Report: Nissan Bringing LEAF EV to Five U.S. Markets First
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Before sales of Nissan’s new electric car go full-tilt in the U.S., the Japanese automaker will start with 5,000 units in five different markets. The targeted areas include the Phoenix-Tucson region of Arizona, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle and Tennessee. Nissan’s product planning boss Mark Perry says that this is just the first step in a… Continue Reading...