Nissan Stories February 21

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget in our little world focused on electric vehicles at Electrek, but awareness is still an important problem for electric vehicle adoption. A recent study of 2,500 American drivers actually listed awareness as one of the biggest problems facing the industry.

It’s why EV enthusiasts should welcome automakers spending more money to advertise electric cars and that’s apparently what Nissan is doing this week by hiring a new “EV ambassador”. expand full story

Nissan Stories January 24

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Nissan and BMW have been partnering on the development of charging stations to support their respective growing fleets of electric vehicles for a few years now. EVgo has been building the network in the US for the two automakers and it now includes over 668 DC fast-charging stations in over 50 metro areas.

The companies are announcing today another batch of 174 new DC fast-charging station across 33 states. expand full story

Nissan Stories January 7

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Nissan’s keynote at CES in Las Vegas was kind of disappointing. The company was rumored to unveil its first long-range all-electric vehicle to compete against GM’s Chevy Bolt EV and Tesla’s Model 3. Instead, the company only confirmed that the vehicle is coming “in the near future”.

It looks we will have to wait a little while longer, but maybe not too long since Nissan is also holding an event in Detroit next week. expand full story


Nissan Stories December 13, 2016

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After collaborating on some development programs over their 18-year alliance, it looks like Renault and Nissan are ready for the most important collaboration yet: a common electric vehicle platform for the next generation Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF.

While it has some interesting implications for mass production of the platform and lowering the price, you shouldn’t hold your breath since Arnaud Deboeuf, the executive in charge of the Renault-Nissan alliance, warned of a long product cycle and media reports suggest that the next generation – not to be confused with a design refresh – shouldn’t come to market until 2020. expand full story

Nissan Stories November 10, 2016

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And that’s about it. Nissan unveiled the details of its 2017 LEAF today and there’s barely anything new other than the fact that now every trim gets the 30 kWh battery pack, which lowers the entry price to get the 107-mile range. expand full story

Nissan Stories October 17, 2016

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As of last month, the U.S. is officially half way to the Department of Energy’s goal to have 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads. That goal was first set for 2015, but we are now obviously nowhere near the level and a year late.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz set 2020 as the new goal for the 1 million mark and with the recent sales numbers, it looks like it shouldn’t be a problem. expand full story


Nissan Stories September 5, 2016

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Electrek has learned of a significant addition to Tesla’s design team led by Franz von Holzhausen. Last month, one of Nissan’s top lead exterior designers, Randy Rodriguez, quietly left the Japanese automaker’s design campus in San Diego to join Tesla as a ‘Senior Lead Exterior Designer’ at the electric automaker’s design studio in Hawthorne, California. expand full story

Nissan Stories August 25, 2016

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With recent studies showing electric vehicles would cover the needs of the vast majority of car owners in the US, nationwide availability of electric vehicles has never been more important. A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) paints an interesting picture of EV availability in the US, praising Tesla, BMW and Nissan for their nationwide availability, and shaming Honda and Toyota for their little effort in making plug-in vehicles available. expand full story

Nissan Stories August 22, 2016

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EV enthusiasts are patiently (or not) awaiting some more details on Nissan’s rollout for its next generation electric vehicles, and more specifically on the upcoming 60 kWh battery pack that will power the next LEAF. Now the company is hinting at more performance electric vehicles coming to its lineup. expand full story


Nissan Stories August 5, 2016

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Back in 2007, Nissan and NEC, a Japenese tech giant, created a battery manufacturing company, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), in order to eventually supply the automaker’s electric vehicle programs. Both companies have since each invested hundreds of millions in the venture, which started producing the battery cells for the Nissan Leaf in 2010.

At some point in 2014, it became one of the largest electric vehicle battery manufacturers, second only to Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell supplier. The joint-venture has since lost market shares and Nissan has been quite opened about looking to partner with someone else for future EV programs, like it’s new 60 kWh battery pack.

Now we learn that the automaker is looking to sell its shares in AESC and Panasonic could be a buyer. expand full story

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