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A Year with a Leaf

March 30, 2014 by Lou Grinzo
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At breakfast this morning, my wife reminded me that we picked up our Nissan Leaf exactly one year ago. Since I was looking for time to write a summary of our first year in electric vehicle-land, this anniversary looks like as good an excuse as any.[read more]

Nissan Leaf Achieves Best Safety Rating From IIHS

May 27, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

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Here’s some more good Nissan Leaf news to wrap up the weekend. The 2013 Nissan Leaf has received a “Top Safety Pick” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.[read more]

Moving Beyond Corporate Average Fuel Economy

April 25, 2013 by Gal Sitty
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Recent announcements by Ford and GM show that the giants of American auto manufacturing are investing in various approaches to meet the federal government’s stringent new fuel economy standards.[read more]

Willing to Pay Extra Tax to Drive an Electric Vehicle?

March 3, 2013 by Sarah Battaglia
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Several states are proposing a gas tax on vehicles produced in 2015 or later that get 55 miles per gallon or more. Cars like the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf will incur this per-mile fee.[read more]

Lower Electric Vehicle Prices from GM and Nissan

March 1, 2013 by Tom Schueneman
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For those of you who always wanted an electric vehicle but the near $36,000 price tag was a deal-breaker: your time has come. Nissan took the first step, announcing last month an 18 percent price cut.[read more]

Nissan’s EV Shows New Promise With New Improvements for Going Green

October 2, 2012 by Tom Schueneman

As green drivers, electric-vehicle owners shouldn’t have to compromise certain driving capacities for taking an electric vehicle to the road. The Nissan LEAF is among the top-rated electric car models that help consumers save money, improve comfort and reduce their carbon footprint. Cutting costs? More space? Going green? These pros,...[read more]

Hybrid And Electric Car Sales Remain Strong in June

July 25, 2012 by Antonio Pasolini
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Via NissanA new report on the sales of hybrid and electric cars indicate June saw a surge of 164 percent. According to Kelley Blue Book’s Blue Book Market Report for July 2012, sales have remained strong, which is atypical in periods following a fuel price peak like the one in March. Lexus CT200h, for instance, saw sales grow 500 percent...[read more]

Baby You Can Drive My (Electric) Car

May 11, 2012 by Scott Edward Anderson
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Electric vehicles have come a long way since the days for the botched EV-1 experiment of the 1990s. Fisker KarmaFormerly considered tin cans without much oomph or sex appeal, EVs took a back seat to the more trendy hybrids (Prius) and powerful SUVs. Yet, if this year's EVS26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center proves one thing to...[read more]

Norway Loves The Nissan Leaf … But Why?

May 9, 2012 by Nino Marchetti
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Nissan recently sent out a release to the automotive press touting the fact that the company had sold 1,000 Nissan Leafs in Norway in just six months. The company went on to claim that the Leaf became the second-best selling Nissan in Norway and the ninth-best selling passenger car overall in February, claiming almost 2 percent of the...[read more]

U.S. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Jump in March

April 19, 2012 by Nathanael Baker

In March, sales of hybrid, plug-in, and clean diesel cars grew significantly in the United States, casting a positive light on the emerging low emission transportation industry.According to statistics compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues, hybrids sales...[read more]

Chevy Volt Sales Surge As Car Remains Political Piñata

April 4, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Good thing GM is planning to start building Chevy Volts again soon—March saw 2,289 of the cars sold, by far the biggest month ever for the plug-in electric, the company reported. Nissan, meanwhile, said sales of its all-electric Leaf also climbed, though more modestly, from 478 in February to 579 in March [PDF].In early March GM...[read more]

Why Is the Nissan Leaf Selling Faster than the Chevy Volt?

February 14, 2012 by James Coan

With the high gas prices we are facing today, the popularity of the fuel-efficient car is seeing its inevitable increase. Two of the fiercer competitors of this type of car are the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, both released within days of each other in December 2010. Although the Volt was more substantially advertised and thus...[read more]

How to Leverage Data to Increase Clean Tech Sales

January 30, 2012 by Christopher Williams

In last month’s post “How to Grow Electric Vehicle Sales”, I discussed the importance of understanding your target customers so you can successfully market your new clean tech product or service. For instance, the people who brought the early Toyota Prius - typically middle aged, upper middle class, highly educated, environmentalists –...[read more]

Hold On for the Plug-in Prius

December 9, 2011 by Jay Stein
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Electric vehicle sales disappointed their manufacturers in 2011, but don’t get discouraged about this technology just yet.[read more]

Predicting the Electric Vehicle Adoption Curve

August 8, 2011 by Tom Konrad
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Guest post by By Craig Shields, Editor, 2GreenEnergy.com As I told the audience in my recent presentation at the Electric Vehicle Summit, I actually see this subject as one of very few bright spots happening in the world today. In particular, it appears that the divorce between Big Auto and Big Oil will be a messy and ugly affair, but...[read more]