With the multi-award winning Nissan LEAF entering European production in 2013, Nissan has today announced the measures that it will take to prepare the market for this step up in production volumes.The plans focus on improving the environment for electric vehicles and, during fiscal year 2012, will see the Nissan LEAF sold in more markets, by more dealers, with a radically improved quick charging network.
“I just can’t be happy since you went away…” Bluegrass legend Del McCoury is crooning one of his classic laments, as a video camera on a 20-foot jib swoops over the stage and across an enthusiastic audience.
“…I keep searching for happiness, though it seems I never win.” McCoury has been performing since the 1960s and has sung this song countless times before. But, this time, it’s different.
He is more than 300 feet underground with a full TV production crew, a dozen other musical acts and 500 of his closest friends.
Beginning tomorrow, drivers across the country will have their first opportunity to order their Nissan LEAF, as Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) expands availability for all U.S. markets, nationwide. This new launch phase means residents of 21 new states will be able to select and order a 2012 Nissan LEAF. The LEAF, the world’s first and only electric car, now also is the only electric car ever to be available nationwide.
For 35 years Penn Jillette has been making news as part of the beloved magical and comedic duo Penn & Teller. He has headlined at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the past decade, and has enjoyed sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and appearances in everything from Letterman to Leno, Friends to The Simpsons.
Nissan and Europcar announced today that Nissan LEAF, the award-winning 100% electric car, will be available to hire on short term rental in two of the busiest capital cities in the world: Paris and London. From February, the 2011 World and European Car of The Year will be available for hire bringing the LEAF to a wider audience.
Auto journalists put the all-electric Nissan LEAF through its paces on three powdery test courses in Shibetsu, Hokkaido, this week, in the freezing temperatures of northern Japan. Some 230 meters above sea level, media gathered to assess the LEAF’s driving performance and handling in extreme weather conditions, icing any concerns that wintry weather could drastically reduce battery performance.
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) and ABB, the world’s leading power and technology group, along with 4R Energy and Sumitomo Corporation of America, have formed a partnership to evaluate the reuse of lithium-ion battery packs that power the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first and only all-electric car designed for the mass market.