2012 Nissan LEAF

  • Nissan's 10 minuite rapid charger

    There are at least three obstacles standing between electric cars and mainstream drivers: range-anxiety, battery recharge times, and the fledgling charging infrastructure. The good news is, Nissan may be well on its way to eliminating one of the three. Working in partnership with Japan's Kansai University, Nissan has developed a new, high-speed charger that can top off the battery of a Nissan Leaf in about ten minutes. While that's still longer than it takes to fill a combustion-engined vehicle with gasoline, it's vastly better than today's average charge times, which clock in around four...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf in the Apple iPhone 4S commercial
    iPhone 4S Hitches Its Wagon To The 2012 Nissan Leaf

    As everyone knows by now, Apple did not launch the iPhone 5 at yesterday's press event. This was bad news for Apple (shares slid after the meet-up), bad news for iOS developers (iOS handsets have recently been losing ground to Android), and bad news for Apple's new CEO Tim Cook (who should've been...

  • 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
    2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5, Alfa Flagship, Mercedes Perfume: Today's Car News

    BMW has gone hybrid once again, and this one looks like a lot of fun: 335 horsepower, 335 pound-feet of torque, plus some all-electric range, all wrapped in the 5-Series package. Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, thinks you need to smell better, and U.K. traffic officials want to scan your tires...

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