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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...

  • 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...

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    The Nissan Leaf Takes On The Cannonball... Ireland

    In America, the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash holds a special place in our automotive culture. The creation of esteemed auto journalist Brock Yates, the event was run just five times, in direct protest of the nation’s draconian 55 mile per hour speed limit. The...

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    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

    It's not quite Monster Tajima's breakneck pace, but the Nissan Leaf did make it to the top of the hill without flipping, going off the side, or breaking--things that can't be said for a lot of the fully race-bred cars that tackled Pikes Peak this year. The 156-turn climb hit a top speed of 72 mph...

  • Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.
    Nissan Leaf Laps Laguna Seca: Video

    A bevy of electric car owners took to California's famous Laguna Seca this past Sunday to wring out their rides at the 3rd annual ReFuel EV race. The yearly event is to allow engineers, designers and every-day owners of electric vehicles to test their vehicles' mettle on one of the most famous...

  • Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

    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 companies could be huge. The windows not only generate power thanks to the solar cells, but increased protection from sunlight also helps make the interior of the building cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning. We're fans of exciting new technologies here at All Car Tech, but what we're really...

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    Al Franken's New Bill Guards Your Privacy On The Mobile Web

    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...

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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

    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 drivetrain and technology of the production 2012 Nissan Leaf with a carbon fiber race car shell. This isn’t just a one-off concept never to be seen again, however. Following its debut in New York, the Leaf Nismo RC will serve as a rolling laboratory for the accelerated development of electric cars and...

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    Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show

    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...

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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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    Batteries, 8-Track Tapes, and the 2011 Nissan Leaf

    I have a younger sibling who doesn't know a world without the Internet. Isn't that unbelievable? Technology is accelerating at such a blinding rate these days that ten years ago looks like the dark ages. Just the other day I was sitting at lunch and managed to record a video of a massive storm...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    It is a tough question to answer these days. I've spent days pondering about it to myself. I remember back in the early 2000s when the new MINI came out. That was an undoubtedly cool car that came around at the exact right time. Gas was getting more expensive, and people were getting sick of the SUV. Suddenly here comes this sleek hatchback smaller than most peoples' televisions, and cool was reborn. Driving a MINI was a way to send a message to the crew-cut egomaniac in the Hummer H2 next to you that said, "you've got it all wrong buddy." But then, somewhere around 2007 everything went...

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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...

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    Report: Nissan Considering LEAF-Based Electric Sports Car

    As the upper echelon of the world's carmakers proceed merrily with plans for all-electric supercars, and the econo-car market begins to get crowded with announced EV entries as well, it seems like the sports car enthusiast is being left out. But that may be fixed sooner than you'd think if rumors...

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    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

    As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, the more cities compete to be the first to have a high adoption rate. The easy pick for a green city and a likely one to adopt a lot of EVs is San Francisco, but there is another city vying for the honor—Houston, Texas. Houston probably isn’t the...

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