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  • 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...

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    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...

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    The Nissan Leaf Takes On The Cannonball... Ireland

    A Nissan Leaf will be the first electric car entered into the Cannonball Ireland charity rally.

  • Nissan Carwings App for Android OS
    2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Finally Gets Android App

    2011 Nissan Leaf owners are right on the cutting edge of car technology, but so far only Apple iPhone users have been able to enjoy the full experience of controlling the car's climate control and charging timer functions from a mobile device. No longer. Android smartphone users are now privy to...

  • Nissan Leaf at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Nissan Leaf Slings Electrons Up Pikes Peak: Video

    The Nissan Leaf tackled Pikes Peak this year, setting the benchmark for production all-electric cars.

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    Solar Windows For Buildings: Will Cars Get The Tech Next?

    A Californian start-up has just received an award of $100,000 as part of the "GE ecomagination Challenge" for an energy-saving idea that could change the way that buildings are constructed. Pythagoras Solar from San Mateo has created windows laced with solar cells and the potential benefits for...

  • Al Franken

    Privacy has long been a serious issue on the web. Now, a new bill authored by Senator Al Franken wants to address some of those concerns -- and from where we sit, it's arrived just in the nick of time. In the early days of Web 1.0, long before the rise of social networking, privacy concerns centered mostly around online chats, cyber stalkers, and online predators. The idea that you might be talking to someone who wasn't who s/he claimed to be was frightening -- and still is. The problems ramped up dramatically when the web went social. Facebook alone has over half a billion users, many of...

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    Renault-Nissan Opens Tech Research Office In Silicon Valley

    Renault might not sell any cars in the United States but that won't stop them moving into town. With partner Nissan the international group has opened a research and development office in the heart of Mountain View, Silicon Valley. The Renault-Nissan Alliance was created in 1999 and now sells one...

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    Security Breach? Nissan Leaf Shares Your Location & Speed

    It might seem surprising in today's world of Facebook updates and Foursquare checkins, but people are still concerned about privacy. In fact, privacy concerns have resulted in major headaches (and lawsuits) for both Google and Apple in recent months, and we wouldn't be surprised if Anthony Weiner...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept
    Nissan Leaf Nismo RC To Tear Up The Track At 24 Hours Of Le Mans

    Nissan has announced that its Leaf Nismo RC Concept electric race car concept from the recent 2011 New York Auto Show will be making a demonstration run at the Le Mans Vers Le Futur, a support event for the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Leaf Nismo RC was never meant to be a one-off...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric race car shakedown testing
    Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Electric Race Car Hits The Track: Video

    The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric race car is an intriguing look at the (very likely) inevitable future of motorsports, and the day we're all talking in volts, amps, and kilowatt-hours instead of horsepower and fuel capacity may not be that far off as we saw yesterday with the Formulec EF01. While...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    Easily one of the strangest concepts on show at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show, Nissan’s Leaf Nismo RC was made even stranger by being presented bathed in blue light. Described as ‘Purpose-Built Prototype’, the Leaf Nismo RC essentially wraps the zero-emissions...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept

    Nissan is combining two very different elements from the automotive world for its latest concept, which is set to debut this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Described as ‘Purpose-Built Prototype’, the all-new Nissan Leaf Nismo RC essentially wraps the zero-emissions drivetrain and technology of the production 2012 Nissan Leaf with a carbon fiber race car shell. As indicted by the ‘RC’, short for Racing Competition, the new concept is being used as a means to draw attention to the seemingly untapped performance potential of electric vehicles. Remember, electric...

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    2011 Nissan ESFLOW Concept Live Photos

    The Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car concept isn’t scheduled to be unveiled until the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in just a couple of weeks but we have live images of the car, which were taken at a special media presentation held earlier today in Frankfurt, Germany. Most of its specs are already...

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    2011 Nissan LEAF And Others 'Connected To The Cloud'

    Cloud computing is very much a feature of 'Web 2.0'. Rather than using a location-dependent center of resources such as a server, cloud computing uses shared servers, all of which can be used to provide resources, software and data. For Average Joe, this might mean using web-based word processing...

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    Nissan Leaf Takes Out 2011 European COTY Awards

    The winner of the 2011 European Car of the Year awards has been announced, with the 2011 Nissan Leaf taking top honors, the same car our sister site, GreenCarReports, picked as the best green car to buy. This means that original candidates like the new Jaguar XJ, Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 5-Series...

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    What's Your Favorite Empty-Garage Dream Car?

    Few rites of passage get landmark status in a car fan's life. There's nothing in a car life like the birth of a first kid or the signing of a first mortgage--unless you have to do both just to get that "classic" Zimmer QuickSilver back on the road after Granddad left it to rot in a barn in New York...

  • Alyssa Milano with the Nissan Leaf
    Alyssa Milano Is Charmed By The Nissan Leaf

    There's been a lot of talk about electric rides lately, most of it having to do with the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf. (They're not the only EVs on the market, obviously, just the two getting most of the publicity right now.) What's weird is this: much of the chatter about the Volt seems...

  • Nissan LEAF

    The idea is intriguing, but we'd have to call it speculation only at this point.

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
    Why A Nissan Leaf Is A Better Choice Than A Chevy Volt. Maybe.

    Auto makers have gradually begun introducing their own interpretations of the plug-in electric vehicle, still a fairly unfamiliar concept to most consumers. Since their strategies are all a little different, it can be difficult to do across-the-board comparisons. Two big players, the Nissan Leaf...

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    U.S. Electric Car Capital Could Be Deep In the Heart Of Texas

    Houston Vies For Largest EV Adoption

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    Nissan lifts the covers off Leaf electric car

    There's the Tesla Roadster and several three-wheeled electric vehicles for sale, but so far getting a purely electric-powered car to production with a standard car's features at a price the general public can afford has eluded the industry. Until the Nissan LEAF, that is. Or at least that's the...

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    House passes bill to double DOE fuel-efficient vehicle fund to $50 billion

    Former president Bush signed the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program into life last year, but for the past 8 months, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has sat on the money, carefully evaluating applications to see which companies would make the best use of the...

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    U.S. DOE announces $8 billion in loans for fuel-efficient vehicles at Ford, Nissan and Tesla

    President Bush signed the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program into life last year, but for the past 8 months, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has sat on the money, carefully evaluating applications to see which companies would make the best use of the funds...

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