In the world of green cars, Nissan is best known for its Leaf electric car--which is the world's best-selling electric vehicle ever, with more than 100,000 delivered. But like any global automaker, Nissan is pursuing a variety of powertrain and other technologies to boost the efficiency of all its vehicles. At last month's Detroit Auto Show, Green Car Reports sat down with Carla Bailo to discuss the full range of Nissan's green-car activities. Bailo was the senior vice president for research and development in the Americas, working for Nissan North America but up to date on the company's...
Nissan Tests New Heat-Resistant Battery For Leaf Electric Car
Nissan is testing a revised lithium-ion cell chemistry for its Leaf electric car that the company says appears to be as durable in sustained extreme heat as its current battery is under normal conditions. If tests confirm that the new cells degrade at no more than the standard rate, even at high...John Voelcker
Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Closer To Launch, Gets Facelift
It may still be well over a year away from launch, but Tesla’s latest press photographs are certainly getting the automotive world talking. Released over the weekend, the photographs show a Model S which looks good enough to take on mainstream automotive giants on the showroom floor head-on...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield