2016 Chevy Volt rollout includes attack ads on Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius

6:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

The revamped Chevrolet Volt won't be available nationally until late next spring, but a series of attack ads targeting the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius will debut this fall on the Internet and later on TV....
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BLOG: Nissan becomes even bigger battery believer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

Nissan's belief in its batteries has risen to a new level. The automaker said that the Leaf's new 30 kilowatt-hour battery will be covered by an eight-year, 160,000km warranty, up from a five-year 100,000km warranty....
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Nissan increases Leaf range, price

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Nissan gives the electric Leaf a larger batter for more driving range in 2016....
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Nissan boosts 2016 Leaf's range to 107 miles

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Amid flagging consumer interest in electric vehicles and hybrids, Nissan will introduce an enhanced 2016 Leaf EV with a 27 percent gain in battery range to 107 miles....
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BMW drivers collect $1,000 to delay charging i3 in Calif. pilot

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015

In a new pilot program, a California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under pressure....
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Leaf to get a big boost in driving range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

Nissan, fighting falling sales of its Leaf electric vehicle, plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's driving range, a person familiar with the project said....
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BLOG: Why Nissan Leaf sales surged -- and yet fell 33%

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2015

Sales of the Nissan Leaf fell 33 percent in May from a year earlier, so why did some reports portray Leaf sales as surging ahead?...
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Nissan braces for falling Leaf sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Nissan sees a tough road ahead for its electric Leaf. The end of Georgia's $5,000 EV tax credit threatens the Leaf's hottest market....
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BMW, Nissan will build charging network in S. Africa to boost EV sales

May 25, 2015 13:44 CET

The South African units of BMW and Nissan will build a national grid of charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid cars to help expand sales of greener vehicles that could reduce pollution in Africa's top auto market....
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Nissan expects Leaf sales to hit 50,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Nissan CEO Ghosn thinks selling 50,000 Leafs should not be a problem -- even with first-quarter sales down 21 percent. The key to EV growth will be more public charging, he says....
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Nissan bets ad dollars on 4 models

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Nissan will focus its marketing dollars on four key models for the foreseeable future, even as it prepares for another wave of critical product launches....
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Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015

Ford, Honda, GM and Toyota fear they’ll need to offer large incentives to meet California’s mandate for zero-emission vehicles. So they are pushing the state to rewrite its formula to offer more credit for plug-in hybids such as the Chevy Volt....
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Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km

March 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales....
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Automakers in race to double range of affordable EVs

1:52 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015

Automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla....
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Is cheap fuel permanent or a blip?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Lots of smart folks in the automobile industry are betting huge amounts of money that alternative-fuel vehicles will capture an important part of the market. But it is going to be difficult to displace gasoline for mainstream vehicles in the U.S....
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Nissan close to eliminating EV range anxiety with longer range, exec says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Nissan is very close to eliminating range anxiety with its next-generation electric vehicle battery. The company's chief planning officer declined to give a timeline for expanding the electric car's driving range, but suggested the breakthrough could come around the debut of the next-generation Leaf electric vehicle. That car may arrive around 2017 or 2018....
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Nissan still counts on Leaf for global marketing

10:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

The electric Leaf will continue to represent Nissan globally for branding purposes, even as the automaker turns out flashier and more elegant new models....
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Industry 'can't give up on EVs'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

With gasoline selling for less than $2 a gallon in some states, it's fair to ask whether the industry's investment in electric vehicles has been an expensive blunder....
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Nissan sees record 2015 for Leaf EV in Europe

Dec. 23, 2014 06:01 CET

Nissan expects to increase European sales of the Leaf electric car by "double-digit" percentage points in 2015 following record sales this year....
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BLOG: Nissan offers rare peek into battery making

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

A rare tour of Nissan's UK battery plant demonstrated how tricky it is to build the product. The factory produces battery for the Leaf electric car and the e-NV200 electric van....
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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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