Nissan plans Leaf-inspired electric sports car

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Nissan is believed to be planning a electric sports car using the technology featured in its Leaf model. The carmaker has already released details of a plan to produce a luxury electric car under its Infiniti brand (see story) but an unknown source at Nissan is reported to have told the Edmunds Inside Line blog [.]. Tags: Nissan electric car Inside Line plans sports car

London Olympic let down for electric cars

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In a blog entry, Holloway writes that although there is nothing wrong with using a fleet on 1 Series and 3 Series vehicles to transport Olympic official and athletes during the games, the success of BMW’s bid pushed out other contenders who would have increased the use of electric vehicles and encouraged the instalment of charging points. Among the other contenders was Nissan, who promised that of the 4000 vehicles needed, at least 2,000 would have been the all-electric Nissan Leaf.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading. The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

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Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. According to Nissan, the company plans to introduce its upcoming electric car in Oregon in late 2010.

Wired blogger takes on Nissan LEAF

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Darryl Siry blogs over at Wired's Autopia. He's a bit surprised, as are all of us, that Nissan has emerged as the first big automaker to manufacture a mass-produced electric car. First, he suggests Nissan overstates the range of the LEAF.

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No Nissan Leaf Electric Cars For India, At Least For Now

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Nissan's ambitious plans to build and sell its 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car around the world will not include populous India, at least not initially. According to Indian Autos Blog, the CEO and managing director of Nissan Motors India said the company had no plans to introduce the Leaf to the Indian market.

Saying Goodbye to Electric Blue

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Well, as most of you have seen, there hasn't been a lot of activity for several months on this blog. I sold Electric Blue to my friend Murray (shown above) and he is taking good care of her. It's time to move on from this electric vehicle conversion hobby and see where life takes me.

100 Tesla Model S Cars Join Las Vegas Project 100 Sharing Scheme

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Let's assume for a moment that you're interested in electric cars. Not a far-fetched idea, since you're reading a blog called "Green Car Reports".) You're intrigued by the growing number of options in extended-range vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt, but most of all, you're interested in fully electric rides. The Nissan Leaf isn't quite your

It’s affordability and rapid charging-not range-that EVs need. We just need to realise that…

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Today, as I write this, David Peilow and Robert Llewellyn are on their way from London to Edinburgh in a brand new Nissan LEAF. As Robert details on his blog, they’re making the trip on the [.]. Electric cars Weekly Column

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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PT Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year By AUBREY COHEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Seattle will be one of the first cities where Nissan sells a new electric car, and the city will help make the vehicles viable here, officials from the city and auto maker said Tuesday. It will seat five, be similar in size to Nissans Versa and Sentra and be affordable to a typical family, he said. "We Hats off to Nissan.

Greenius On The Scene: Plug-In 2009

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The Creative Greenius with the new Nissan Leaf flat lithium ion battery. The Nissan spokesman told me they will be selling the battery as a standalone product too. Here’s the Greenius with film director Chris Paine, Tesla owner, all around good guy, and the man behind “Who Killed The Electric Car.&# Chris spoke at the public panel this evening. His new blog is a must read for anyone who wants the inside scoop on the latest: [link].

Why NPR Hates Electric Cars - A Greenius Expose

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Frank doesn’t know too much about electric cars and didn’t do much research before doing his report. Frank doesn’t like electric cars very much and doesn’t want you to either. Everyone knows electric cars have great torque and zoom off the line.

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Think is also working closely with the Brussel based Eurelectric , the European union of electricity industry. Kulongoski, Oregon as the electric-car manufacturer may be eyeing the “green” city of Portland. Electric cars a still a joke.

The electric car and grid parity -

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Similarly, such mandates and incentives will drive the market for electric cars for a while. The Oregon Legislature is contemplating bills that provide credits for both manufacturers and purchasers of electric cars.

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T he Plug In Partners Blog celebrates its first year of publishing this month. Here are the years most important stories that we have either highlighted or linked.

PIP Declares Victory

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The Chevy Volt , a plug-in electric car, will have the battery power to take most American drivers to and from work every day without using any gasoline at all. It’s expected to cost roughly 150,000 yuan ($ 22,000 ), and go as far as 70 miles (110 kilometers) on electricity when fully charged.

Plug-In Prius Goes Up to 12 Miles on Electricity Only -

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04/23/2009 Foxs Bill OReilly Challenged to Live Up To His Words and Buy An Electric Car Fox News commentator, show host, and radio talk show host Bill OReilly has been. Part of HighGear M E D I A Welcome to!

Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon? While the Model S is in the concept phase of development, rapid charging represents a very real focus for battery developers and electric car makers. Nissan is working on an electric car that it says is on track to have a 100-mile range and 26-minute charge time.

China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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The aggressive plans illustrate Chinas growing commitment to electrified vehicles and its strategy to support auto makers developing various types of electric cars and components with research subsidies. Among the most notable: a gas-electric hybrid Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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It will be a long, long time before the thrill of driving an all-electric vehicle wears off. The car is noisy, with the hum of the electric motor omnipresent when youre not at a standstill. fully electric car. It takes 3x more electricity going the H2 route!

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. Smart grid refers to a number of technologies aimed at gathering more data on the flow of electricity through the transmission grid. Martin LaMonica is a senior writer for CNETs Green Tech blog.

Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

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Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Vehicle to Grid [V2G] technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The current electrical grid is poorly designed for distributed generation of power.

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

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Today, on this very special Blog Action Day Creative Greenius, I take you back to June of 2008 and ask you: What the hell have YOU been doing for the past 12 months? I’m acting because blogging on these issues, as I have done for over two years now, is just not enough anymore.

Hybrid Search Statistics - Updated

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Since adding Google Analytics to our most popular hybrid blogs and websites about 18 months ago, it has been interesting to gain some insight into our visitor traffic. Most of our 50 plus hybrid-electric related properties reside domains (although a few, .org,

GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Imagine small, nimble electric vehicles that know where other moving objects are and avoid running into them. Photos: GM, Segway purr about PUMA Martin LaMonica is a senior writer for CNETs Green Tech blog. In the Hawkins Electrical Guide, copy right 1928, there is a entire chapter on electric Automobiles. Now several compies aremaking electric cars. One of them is bringing out a nice looking 4-passenger electric with a 110 mile range.

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Clean Tech - GigaOM -

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Search: Salon The Web Site Presented By Friday, Apr 17, 2009 A&E Books Comics Environment & Science Life Movies News & Politics Open Salon Opinion Tech & Business Log in smart news, smart analysis Cleantech Tuesday, April 14, 2009 01:00 PST China’s Electric Cars & the Road to an Affordable EV By Josie Garthwaite BYD Auto has been the poster child for electric cars in China ever since Warren Buffett invested in the company back in September.


Greentech Media | ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed

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Email ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed Jonathan Read discusses why electric vehicles and fast-charging systems, not battery-replacement systems such as the one touted by Project Better Place, are the future. ECOtality Advertisement With General Motors, Nissan and Daimler – among others – all racing to come out with electric cars by 2010, it’s clear that electric cars are the solution and will soon be the norm.

VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Perhaps more interesting than the ride, at least for some electro-geeks, are some of the pictures Doug took of the battery pack on display that will go into the electric smarts. For 20k at that size it should have been electric to begin with.

Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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Until then, we can always program the ESS to make what Lotus refers to as "more futuristic sounds for electric vehicles [that] can be created using sampled sounds and generated waveforms."

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Currently, there are some industrial facilities that use battery swapping to replenish the energy stores of electric forklifts. The thing is, you really dont want EVs to be charging during the day when there is so much other electrical usage.

A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | | Detroit Free Press

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will be unveiling its IDEA, a 100 miles-per-gallon plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. is already selling an all-electric, zero-emission Roadster. s ill-fated EV1, which was and remains the only all-electric vehicle from a major automaker. and Nissan Motor Co.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. And ride off into the sunset on electric power.