Since the issue of premature battery capacity loss began to surface last May, Nissan has taken a number of steps to investigate the problem and reassure LEAF owners – it tested affected vehicles, established an independent board to improve communications, and even bought back a couple of LEAFs. Now the company has announced that it… Read more »
Plug In America has added some more information to the capacity controversy (or battery brouhaha, if you prefer) surrounding the Nissan LEAF. Briefly stated, the issue is that a number of LEAF owners in hot climates have found that their battery capacity is declining faster than expected. You can read the details in the latest… Read more »
When fully in force in 2025, the new set of regulations is expected to reduce smog-causing pollutants by 75 percent from current levels, and greenhouse gases by 34 percent.
The new stations are located at highway rest areas in Milford CT and Wilmington DE. The company plans to install more stations along the Northeastern corridor in the future.
The plug-in version of Mitsubishi’s Outlander, which debuted at this year’s Paris Motor Show, will go on sale at dealerships throughout Japan in January. The new crossover SUV incorporates technology that Mitsubishi developed for its i-MiEV pure electric vehicle, but this is obviously a much roomier and more robust ride. The Outlander PHEV’s 4WD powertrain… Read more »
Senior VP Li Ke told the Xinhua News Agency that the factory will be in California, and will be able to produce 50 to 100 buses in 2014.
Bob Lutz himself will be introducing three new models: A 4WD pick-up truck with an 800 horsepower option; a technology-packed, luxury class 4WD SUV; and a 12-passenger van.
Pike Research has issued a white paper entitled Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2013, that should make (mostly) cheerful reading for EV enthusiasts. Saying that “doubts about the long-term viability of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market were put to rest” in 2012, Pike predicts “the industry will be racing ahead in second gear in 2013.”… Read more »
Sun Country Highway has installed Level 2 chargers every 100 to 200 kilometers along the Trans Canada Highway.
Most of the parts for Model S will still be made by Tesla in the US, but final assembly for European markets will take place at the Dutch facility.