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iPad controls driverless version of Nissan Leaf

March 5, 2013 / No Comments

An Oxford University team recently tested a driverless version of Nissan Leaf at Begbroke Science Park, near Oxford. This driverless electric car uses robotic technology developed by the Oxford University that is controlled by an Apple iPad installed on the dashboard. This new version helps the driver by offering auto drive for some distances. When the strain is reduced and the ...

Nissan Boss Expects EV Demand to Touch 500,000 Mark by 2020

November 28, 2011 / No Comments

When it comes to EV demand, it looks like the world will want more of them in the coming years. At5 least, that is what Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn believes. Going by the way the Nissan Leaf has been garnering much support, we need to believe him. It is common knowledge that the sales of the Leaf continue to be constrained ...

Nissan Leaf Charges Up With SunPower

November 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

Nissan is partnering SunPower Corp to help Nissan Leaf electric vehicle owners learn the benefits of using a solar power system, so as to reduce carbon emissions and to control the cost of charging their electric vehicles. It was only few months ago that  Ford had signed a deal with SunPower to provide a 2.5-kilowatt rooftop solar system with their Ford ...

Switch to Electric Car; Avoid Fuel Shock

October 19, 2011 / No Comments

To spare motorists the shockingly soaring fuel prices, former Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has this advice: switch to electric cars. To avoid a head-on collision with his audience, the Secretary diplomatically dodged their questions on the rising fuel prices and said: “The increase in fuel prices is a function of global oil prices; it’s not driven by policy.” Hammond, who had ...

Nissan Leaf Can Run on Whisky; See How [Video]

August 12, 2011 / No Comments

It is a win –win situation for both automobile manufacturer Nissan and Bruichladdich distillery, the only producer of whisky on Islay. Bruichladdich owner Mark Reynier was able to successfully complete his quest for self-sufficiency while Nissan’s 100% electric Leaf has proudly provided the crucial last element in that attempt. Bruichladdich is well known in the Scottish isle of Islay, and it ...

Nissan Leaf Prices for Canada Announced; Starts at $38,395

March 31, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan Canada has announced the price of the Nissan Leaf and you can now own one by parting with an amount of $38,395. The zero emission car offers safety, style and performance in the urban lanes. The 24 kWh battery powering the Nissan Leaf, qualifies for a provincial discount of $8,500 to $8,000 in Ontario and Quebec. As you know, ...

Think City Electric Car Costs $41,695

March 30, 2011 / No Comments

Want to drive the Think City? The small yet snazzy 2-seater car has been written about as fun to drive in urban traffic. The latest on the Think City front is that the first 100 of the EVs will cost a total of $41,695. Though the actual retail price has not yet been revealed, it’s expected to be around ...

Nissan Leaf Drives You to No-Gas-Land (Video)

March 11, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan Leaf, among the most fully developed pure electric vehicles, continues to receive good feedback. The EV could be charged using the 220-volt chargers, and the charging time of 7 to 9 hours would yield almost 22 kilowatts at one go. The car can also be charged on 110-volt current, but charging times takes almost 20 hours.

Obama’s EV Dream May Remain Unfulfilled

February 4, 2011 / No Comments

In his State of the Union address last month, US president Obama said he is aiming to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. This goal may never be achieved because automakers are quite uncertain about consumer demand.

Mercedes B-Class F-cell Handed Over

December 20, 2010 / No Comments

The past couple of weeks have seen many green cars being delivered to customers. The first Nissan Leaf was delivered to Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco, CA. Soon after, the first Chevrolet Volt was handed over to Jeffrey Kaffee, a retired airline pilot living in Parsippany, NJ. Both vehicles have been eagerly anticipated by the green auto market, and ...