Nissan May Soon Offer A New Subcompact Electric Car

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Article Source Inhabitat

Nissan‘s electric car, the Leaf, has been around since the auto-manufacturer launched their 2011 model in December 2010. While there have been hints of a second generation Leaf, comments by Nissan Europe’s Electric Vehicle Director suggest the company may be working on a subcompact electric car instead.

Electric Vehicle Director Gareth Dunsmore told Auto Express, “We’ve investing $5.4 billion in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensure we’re satisfying as many types of customer as possible. In Europe, that could mean looking towards B-segment hatches and SUVs or crossovers.” Continue reading

Electric Vehicles Are Getting Better, Cheaper, Longer Lasting

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Article Source Autoweek

The billboard-size electric sign featured a big number — both in the size of the lettering and in its import.

It touted the Renault Zoe electric vehicle, saying “Renault ZOE 400 km. 100% Electric. Now.”

That’s 400 kilometers, or 249 miles, of driving range per charge, although it’s based on the extremely generous New European Driving Cycle testing. (A Nissan executive later said the Zoe would get about three-quarters of that in real-world driving.) Continue reading