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Nissan Leaf Off To Strong Start, Poised To Become The Next Crown Vic
Nissan Leaf Off To Strong Start, Poised To Become The Next Crown Vic

Just three weeks into the pre-order phase, Nissan has recorded an impressive 3,754 reservations for its all-new Nissan Leaf EV in Japan. That's over half the automaker's sales goal for the year. Even more intriguing? Nearly two-thirds of prospective buyers -- 61%, in fact -- are age 50 or older...Read More»

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Automakers Request More Subsidies For Plug-Ins, EVs, And Infrastructure

And here we are: Tax Day. The day that Uncle Sam kindly requests the presence of your cash in his coffers so that he can continue running programs -- some good, some less so -- that, put together, make the U.S. our country of choice. What more appropriate time of year for automakers to pay a visit...Read More»

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Report: General Motors Will Own 17% Of The U.S. Market; Ford, Toyota Right Behind

The past couple of months, Toyota's recall fiasco has scuffed the automaker's image, but over the last year and a half, General Motors may have fared far worse. Between its bankruptcy, restructuring, dealer cuts, and brand wind-downs, GM has been hit with a barrage of criticism from the government...Read More»

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Poll: Electric-Vehicle Range, Price Expectations Vary Wildly

Relative to the number of plug-in market choices available now or in the near future, the portion of consumers saying that they would give purchase consideration to EVs is surprisingly high. But responses are also showing that expectations about driving range and purchase price vary wildly. These...Read More»

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Japanese Automakers Team Up To Promote EV Standards

New technology is almost always exciting. However, it's also always evolving, which means that today's cutting-edge cars, computers, and home entertainment systems might not be so exciting (or useful) a couple of years down the line. Many remember the bitter battle waged between VHS and Betamax...Read More»

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Even Big Oil Execs Think We're Headed To An Electric Future

Within the auto industry, we can attest that attitudes about electric vehicles are radically different than they were just a decade ago. But finding out that a Big Oil executive has predicted electric vehicles (EVs) will become a huge future chunk of the world vehicle market? That still has our...Read More»

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Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some people are seeing it now, he says that electric power for cars isn't at all a competitor to the gasoline engine in the...Read More»

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EV Fans Get In Line For The 2011 Nissan LEAF, Reservations Open April

Nissan is stepping up its promotional efforts for its 2011 LEAF electric vehicle, which the automaker plans to launch this December. The compact hatch was first revealed last August and since then has been doing the rounds of public fairs and small scale drive days across the country as part of the...Read More»

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In Houston And Tel Aviv, Cities Shift Toward An EV Future

Electric vehicles have been discussed for decades, but it wasn't until the mid-aughts of this century that EVs gained traction within the broader auto industry. Today, nearly every automaker on the planet has some form of battery-powered vehicle on the drawing board, but research and development is...Read More»

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Nissan Secures $1.4 Billion In DOE Funding For 2011 Leaf EV

Nissan has become one of the first non-U.S. based automakers to receive funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program established back in 2007. The program, which set aside $25 billion to help fund the development and manufacture of a new...Read More»

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Saab Dead, Sienna Driven And Mustang 5.0 Returns: Today At High Gear Media

There's a mixture of good and sad news today. To start with the worst and attempt to move on: Saab is no more, as GM hasn't found a suitable buyer. Without disclosing any specifics, GM announced this morning that it would begin the winding-down process of the Swedish brand it has held for the last...Read More»

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Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

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2011 Nissan LEAF: Smartphone Integration, Coming At Launch

Just a few weeks ago, we reported that smartphone vehicle control isn't as far away as you might think. Five to seven years ago, more than a quarter of all new vehicles are anticipated to have some remote capabilities. Now it's looking like Nissan might be one of the first automakers to offer it in...Read More»

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Preview Drive: 2011 Nissan LEAF EV Prototype

High Gear Media has at last driven the 2011 Nissan LEAF electric car. Okay, admittedly it's a stretch to say that we actually drove the LEAF, but we did take a quick spin in a vehicle that demonstrates, according to Nissan, how the LEAF will perform and feel behind the wheel. In an unusual—and...Read More»

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Fisker Scores $529 Million Low-Interest Loan From DOE

A couple of weeks ago, Fisker gleefully announced fuel efficiency stats for its upcoming extended-range Karma sedan (67 mpg, though the math is a little fuzzy).  Now the upstart automaker has another reason to celebrate: the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Fisker a $529 million low-interest...Read More»

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BYD Back On Track To Enter U.S. Market With An EV In 2010

Interesting news from Asia today: Chinese automaker BYD -- the current apple of Warren Buffet's eye -- has revamped its rollout schedule for an all-electric U.S. vehicle. Late last year, BYD said it would launch the car by 2010, but the company recently waffled a bit, pushing back the schedule to...Read More»

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Charging Stations Part Of The Deal For 2012 Nissan LEAF EV

Listen up, early adopters and EV fans. If you're one of the first 5,000 buyers of the 2012 Nissan LEAF that was just announced this week, it looks like you'll get a home-based charger as part of the deal. Arizona-based eTec has been selected for a $99.8 million grant and will exclusively supply the...Read More»

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Nissan Unveils All-New LEAF Electric Vehicle

Nissan is getting ready to release its first electric vehicle and to help butter up potential customers the automaker has today revealed images and details of the new car, which has been dubbed the ‘LEAF’. At the opening ceremony of Nissan’s new global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan today...Read More»