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Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating traffic, particularly in urban areas. With adequate charging infrastructure, electric cars can be perfectly suited to certain... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla P85D Highlights Why EPA Range Ratings Are Inconsistent & Confusing For Electric Cars

There’s been a lot of confusion recently about the official EPA-certified ranges of certain electric cars. That all-important number goes on the window sticker, and is... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan To Have Longer-Range Electric Cars 'Relatively Quickly,' Exec Says

"Range anxiety" has always been one of the main concerns for buyers of affordable electric cars, and that issue is now receiving significant attention from automakers. This... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

BREAKING: Chevrolet 'Bolt' Concept 200-Mile Electric Car To Target Tesla: UPDATED

On Monday, General Motors will unveil a concept version of a $30,000 battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of electric range that will arrive on the market before the... read more January 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Sets New Annual Record For U.S. Electric Car Sales

The Nissan Leaf, which has long been the world's best-selling electric car, has added another laurel to its crown. With December sales of 3,102 units, total Leaf sales in the... read more January 5, 2015 by 


 
Disassembled Nissan Leaf components on a pegboard.

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Disembowled, Displayed On Pegboard (Video)

Have you ever wondered what a Nissan Leaf electric car looks like when you peel away the bodywork, seats, and virtually everything beside the powertrain? Thanks to one... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf stretch limousine

Four Special Nissan Leaf Electric Cars To Celebrate 4 Years On Sale

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the first sale of a Nissan Leaf electric car. Roughly 150,000 sales later, the Leaf is by far the bestselling electric car in the... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
Kia Soul EV with 'hamsters'  -  August 2014

Top Electric-Car Advertisers: Nissan And, Surprise, Kia--Chevy Not So Much

Promoting electric cars is often a grassroots effort, with owners acting as some of the most enthusiastic (and effective) spokespeople. But what about one of the biggest way... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

'Thanks A Billion': Nissan Leaf Electric Car Logs 1 Billion Kilometers (Video)

As the world's bestselling electric car, the Nissan Leaf continues to be the first to pass many important milestones for the segment. In just under four years on sale, it... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

How To Quit Smoking: Buy An Electric Car?

Electric cars are good for the environment, but could they also benefit the health of the people who drive them? There's now a small amount of anecdotal evidence that buying... read more December 5, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan And Renault Together Pass 200,000 Electric-Car Sales

A little less than four years ago, the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered to eager buyer Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Nissan and its... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
Vehicle-to-grid pilot program at Los Angeles Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Unveils Fleet of 42 Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leafs Included, For V2G Tests

Using large fleets of electric cars to store energy and feed it back into the grid when needed has become a hot topic among researchers. While the idea is still many years... read more November 18, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt teaser image, with GM marketing chief Tim Mahoney, Aug 2014

Why New 2016 Chevy Volt Might Sell 50,000 Units Its First Year

Launching entirely new types of cars is expensive, time-consuming, and challenging--as Toyota could have told Chevrolet and Nissan during 2010. Toyota's sales of its early... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf-To-Home power station

Nissan Leaf-To-Home Electric-Car Power Tests: More Practical For U.S. With Longer-Range Cars?

Nissan and other makers are beginning to view electric cars not just as transportation, but as mobile energy-storage units that can provide emergency power and take stress... read more October 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf: Will Less 'EVness' Make It More Appealing?

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Ghosn: Nissan Not Tied To Its Own Electric-Car Batteries, Will Seek Other Suppliers Pragmatically

Batteries are the key component in building practical electric cars. And for its first all-electric Leaf in 2011, Nissan developed its own proprietary lithium-ion battery... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 

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