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  • Nissan Blog Site: Nissan Launches Eco-Ship To Transport EVs

    Nissan has unveiled a new environmentally-friendly ship to transport its all-new Leaf electric vehicle across Europe. Maryland Used Cars says that thanks to its unusual design, “The City of St. Petersburg” is expected to curb fuel consumption by 800 tons — the equivalent of 2,500 tons a year of CO2 emissions. “You can say that the ship’s spherical prow…

  • Nissan GTR News: Pricing for 2013 GT-R

    With increased power output for 2013, the Nissan GT-R is consolidating its position as one of the most exciting nissan car models in usa, capable of topping its rivals in just about every measure except one—price. The car affectionately known as “Godzilla” for its ability to annihilate the competition will be offered in a Premium…

  • Nissan, GE Partner to Speed Use of Electric Vehicles

    To help make it even easier for U.S. customers to choose transportation solutions like the all-electric Nissan LEAF, Nissan and GE have recently signed a two-year research agreement aimed directly at developing a robust and reliable EV-charging infrastructure. As a reminder, the LEAF, which is available in an increased number of markets for the 2012…

  • Chicago To Become The Nissan LEAF’s Kind Of Town

    Driven by a combination of high consumer demand and extensive support for building an EV-friendly infrastructure, Nissan recently announced it would pull ahead the Chicago-area launch of its all-electric LEAF and introduce the vehicle in the Windy City this fall. “Governor [Pat] Quinn, Mayor [Rahm] Emmanuel and other visionary Chicago-area leaders have paved the way for mass-market…

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Ready To Branch Out To New Markets

    After successfully launching the first mass-market all-electric vehicle in the U.S.—the Nissan Leaf—in select U.S. locations for the 2011 model year, the automaker has now begun rolling out the 2012 model to the rest of the country, starting in the Southeast. Customers who had previously reserved Leaf’s in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina,…

  • Nissan Leaf Conquers Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    It turns out that the introduction of the Leaf Nismo RC—an all-electric race car that was recently seen running demo laps at Le Mans—was just the start of Nissan’s efforts to electrify the world of motorsports: A production Nissan Leaf recently tackled the grueling Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado and even set a new class record on…

  • First Nissan Leaf EV Arrives In Canada

    The Leaf EV is currently on sale in many countries around the world, but yesterday Nissan made its first Leaf delivery in Canada. PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, received keys to its two white Nissan Leafs, signaling the arrival of sustainable mobility to the Canadian mass market. “As leaders in our respective industries…

  • U.S. Secretary Of Transportation Visits Nissan Battery Site

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood toured the site of Nissan’s future lithium-ion battery factory this week. Nissan Dealer Seattle said the state-of-the-art facility will eventually build batteries for a range of automotive applications, particularly for the Nissan Leaf, the world’s first affordable, mass-market, all-electric vehicle. According to Washington DC Nissan Dealers, the plant is about 75 percent complete and is…

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Nissan’s EV Gets Artificial Noise

    Without an internal combustion engine, the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle could operate in near silence. That’s why Nissan has equipped each Leaf with a very unique safety feature: a synthesizer that emits noise to alert pedestrians to the vehicle’s approach. Nissan didn’t just slap a noise maker on this crucial new product. Instead, engineers developed a system…