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Tesla, BMW, Nissan help boost EV sales in Europe

Nov. 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Helped by new entries such as the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S, the market for electric cars in Europe may rise to 150,000 with a "high scenario" of 250,000 by 2020 in a total global market forecast to be 19.3 million, analysts LMC Automotive predicts....
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No jolt out of normal-looking Focus Electric

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014
After two years of paltry Focus Electric sales, the question is: Do customers want their battery-electric vehicles to look just like normal cars?...
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW, Porsche, Lamborghini roll out plug-in hybrids

Oct. 1, 2014 23:33 CET
VW Group premiered four plug-in hybrids in Paris. The VW Passat GTE and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid production cars as well as the Lamborghini Asterion and XL Sport concepts are aimed at helping VW meet tougher CO2 targets....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

The Nissan Leaf's top-selling town?

10:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014
It's true that sales of Nissan's Leaf have picked up momentum this year in the United States, but what is the geographic mix across the country? Where is the Leaf doing well?...
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Renault-Nissan rethinks EV battery strategy

Sept. 25, 2014 06:01 CET
The Renault-Nissan alliance is reviewing its in-house battery production. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says that the alliance will buy batteries from external suppliers rather than relying nearly exclusively on those made internally....
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POWER PLAYERS

Carmakers, utilities team up so EV batteries can supply electric grid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
As electric vehicles have gained popularity in some circles, so has the idea of using their batteries to stabilize the electric grid -- and paying the cars' owners for the help....
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Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. Meanwhile, the lithium ion electric batteries of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric vehicle survived during their first Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests with no problems reported....
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Nissan to add L.A. to 'No Charge to Charge' Leaf promotion

4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Nissan said today it will add Los Angeles to its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for the Leaf electric vehicle on Aug. 15....
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Nissan's next EVs: More mainstream, better battery

11:42 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Nissan wants its next-generation Leaf electric vehicle to get more mainstream styling and a new battery that greatly increases its range. And Infiniti's delayed electric car will debut with the improved battery by early 2017....
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Airbag glitch spurs Nissan recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
A software problem that could deactivate airbags has prompted Nissan Motor Corp. to recall 989,701 vehicles in North America, including 2013-14 Altima sedans...
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Top Nissan exec says automaker on track to pass Toyota in Europe by 2016

March 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Trevor Mann, Nissan's Europe chairman, is counting on the recently launched second-generation Qashqai and the automaker's forthcoming compact hatchback to help the automaker reclaim the title of top-selling Asian brand in Europe by 2016....
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Nissan's Ghosn goes to edge of world for EV showcase

9:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of zero emissions pioneer Nissan, is going to the ends of the world -- quite literally -- to gain traction for his Leaf electric vehicle. Today he gave two Leafs to the Kingdom of Bhutan in honor of the king's birthday and pledged more EVs to help electrify the government fleet and taxi pool....
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Nissan management move underscores EV sales, marketing priorities

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
Nissan North America said today it has switched managers for marketing the company's multibillion dollar initiative to sell electric vehicles. Moving to zero-emissions electric-drive vehicles is an often-stated goal of top Nissan executives, including CEO Carlos Ghosn....
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TESLA'S NEXT STEP

Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade....
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2014 Nissan Leaf to get $180 price hike

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Nissan said today it will only slightly increase the prices for its electric Leaf for 2014, adding $180 to the sticker price of each of its three trim levels....
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Nissan tests new Leaf battery recipe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan believes it can create a longer-lasting battery pack for its electric Leaf next year by altering the recipe used to create the component. The proposed change in chemical composition, which is still under review at the automaker, should make the lithium ion battery more resilient to hot-weather aging, says Billy Hayes, vice president for Nissan's global electric vehicle business....
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$25,000-plus EV sticker turns away many consumers, survey finds

9:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Electrified vehicle sales have increased in recent years but the market still faces challenges such as steep pricing and lack of consumer familiarity with products, a new survey says....
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