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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant

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World’s First Nissan LEAF Electric Stretch Limo Hits the Streets in Tennessee

World’s First Nissan LEAF Electric Stretch Limo Hits the Streets in Tennessee

A hotel in Nashville, Tennessee has created the world's first electric Nissan LEAF stretch limo. This is probably one of the last cars that you would ever think of seeing converted into a limousine, but

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Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

Declining Lithium-Ion Battery Costs Could Knock Thousands Off the Price of Electric Cars

According to a recent McKinsey study, the price of automotive lithium-ion batteries is expected to drop by thousands of dollars by the end of the decade - a change which could substantially increase the

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Honda Fit EV Is The Most Fuel Efficient Car in the US, With Few Compromises

Next month the first deliveries of Honda’s highly anticipated electric car, the 2013 Honda Fit EV will kick off. As the Fit EV goes head to head with other full electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF

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Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan is going to show the world just how fun their LEAF electric car is at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., and they're going to do it in reverse. Thanks to its electric powertrain,

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High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

In order to make Mirai Nihon a reality, TBWAHAKUHODO developed a platform to identify new technologies and innovations that had not yet been commercialized. Next, the firm partnered with Nissan, maker of

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118 MPGe 2013 Honda Fit EV Awarded Highest EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

118 MPGe 2013 Honda Fit EV Awarded Highest EPA Fuel-Efficiency Rating

The 2013 Honda Fit EV has just been given the EPA's highest fuel-efficiency rating ever - 118 MPGe! The Honda Fit EV's 20-kWh lithium-ion battery gives the electric Fit a range of 82 miles, which means

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Nissan Recycles 40 Gas Pumps Into Guitar Amps, Juke Boxes, PacMan Games and More!

Nissan Recycles 40 Gas Pumps Into Guitar Amps, Juke Boxes, PacMan Games and More!

The exciting exhibit commemorates the release of the Nissan Leaf, which runs on 100% electricity, can be made locally, and utilizes recycled materials. In this spirit of a greener future, the designer set

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Nissan Announce Plans to Begin Production of Their All-Electric e-NV200 Van in 2013

Nissan Announce Plans to Begin Production of Their All-Electric e-NV200 Van in 2013

Nissan has announced plans to release a new electric compact van called the the e-NV200, which will be produced in Barcelona starting in 2013. The new electric van will be Nissan's second all-electric

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Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Nissan and GE Unveil New EV Technology That Lets Your EV Power Your House

Using the energy from your electric car to power your house during a blackout is an advancement that could be just around the corner, thanks to new technology that General Electric and Nissan showed off

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electric Nissan LEAF

First off, what does it take to keep a Nissan LEAF juiced up and happy? You can plug it into a standard grounded household outlet (110-120 volts) and get a full charge in 7 hours, or you can plug it into

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Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

Nissan Does Away with the $99 Reservation Fee for its Leaf Electric Vehicle

When Nissan first launched the Leaf electric car, buyers had to make a reservation on Nissan's website and pay a $99 reservation fee. Now Nissan is making the buying process easier by allowing customers

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Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand is about to get a new electric vehicle that will be based on the Nissan Leaf EV. Nissan is being quiet about the details of the upcoming Infiniti EV, but company officials

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Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012

Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012

Nissan is on track to double sales of the Leaf for 2012 and with this success, the company has announced plans to launch an upgraded version of the electric vehicle at the end of the year. Available

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Chevy Volt Named 2012 European Car of the Year

Chevy Volt Named 2012 European Car of the Year

Amongst the slew of other awards the Chevy Volt received last year, GM may not have felt too snubbed when they lost out to the Nissan Leaf for the 2011 European Car of the Year. But in case they did, they

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

2012 Ford Focus Electric Named America’s Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Passenger Car

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is now officially America's most fuel-efficient five-passenger car, with a rating of 110 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 99 MPGe highway. The Focus Electric also

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Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

The first pictures of Infiniti's racy new electric supercar were just leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in a couple of weeks. Sexy, sophisticated, and

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Google Gets the First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Before Everyone Else

Google Gets the First 2012 Ford Focus Electric Before Everyone Else

The long-awaited 2012 Ford Focus Electric is currently available for pre-order, but the lucky folks at Google already have their hands on one! The first production unit was presented to the company just

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Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless Car Charging Could Be Here As Soon as 2013 from Companies Including Evatran, WiTricity, and HaloIPT

Wireless electric car charging, the technology many said was too inefficient or impractical to be a success, now appears to be a top priority for many automakers and electronics suppliers. We recently

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Nissan Leaf Named Japan Car of the Year at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Leaf Named Japan Car of the Year at Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan Leaf became the first 100% electric vehicle to be named the Japan Car of the Year for 2011-2012 on Friday at the Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan's Leaf, which hit the roads in the US in December of

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Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

Jay Leno Drives His Chevrolet Volt Gas Free for an Astounding 11,000 Miles

// Photo via Jay Leno's Garage Jay Leno is known to have quite the car collection - around 100 in all, not including 90 motorcycles - but until recently, he didn't own an electric vehicle! But after

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Honda Unveils the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 LA Auto Show

Using the same motor as Honda's FCX Clarity fuel-cell EV, the Fit EV has a 123 mile range in the city that blows its competition, including the Nissan Leaf, right out of the water. Hooked up to a 240-volt

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Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan just announced that, in conjunction with Japan's Kansai University, it has built an electric vehicle charger that is capable of fully recharging a car in just 10 minutes. One of the biggest

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Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Sponsored by the German magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the duo have been using their clean graffiti technique to pay homage to electric vehicles.  Many of the industry leaders - the Tesla

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Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Whiskey isn't just good for a stiff drink at the end of the day; it's also a handy tool for powering electric vehicles. At least that's what the Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery on the Scottish isle of

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Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Nissan Leaf Price Tag to Jump $2,400 in 2012

Word on the street is that Nissan will add $2,400 to the price of the Leaf next year bumping the total cost of the car up to $35,200. That still clocks in well below the cost of the Chevy Volt, which has

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UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Not only is the Nissan LEAF is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle is

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Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Nissan LEAF Becomes First Electric Class Pike’s Peak Champion

Remember the stock Nissan LEAF that was planning to take on the grueling Pike's Peak Hill Climb? Well, it may not have had much competition this year to become the Electric Production Class's first

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Renault-Nissan Will Open a Green Tech Research Center in Silicon Valley

Renault-Nissan Will Open a Green Tech Research Center in Silicon Valley

Companies like Tesla are hard at work trying to take the auto industry away from Detroit and Japan. But the Renault-Nissan alliance is bringing the fight to Silicon Valley in order to stay on the leading

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Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

Aerodynamic Seven Electric Car Achieves Super Efficient 207.5 MPGe

After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a

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