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Nissan LEAF at San Diego Alternative Fuels Education Day 2009

By • Nov 20th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

San Diego Alternative Fuels Education Day 2009 to showcase the new Nissan LEAF currently on tour in North America. Come join the fun and check out the Nissan LEAF this Saturday at the San Diego Town And Country Convention Center.



OPEC Number One Enemy of Hybrid Cars and Electric Cars

By • Nov 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Here’s why I think hybrid cars and electric cars may never become mainstream in many lifetimes to come: OPEC is hybrid cars’ and electric cars’ number one enemy. Not technology challenges, not infrastructure challenges, not political challenges.



Nissan LEAF Makes U.S. Appearance Beginning With Los Angeles Nov. 13

By • Oct 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Nissan North America announced that the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on Nov. 13. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Other Nissan LEAF appearance dates and city locations are included.



REVA NXR and REVA NXG All-Electric Cars Available For Europe Reservation

By • Oct 5th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

The REVA NXR, a new lithium-ion powered electric car from REVA Electric Car Company (REVA), is scheduled to go into production early 2010. Also unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show was REVA’s showcar, the REVA NXG (NeXt Generation), the company’s 2011 model. Customers can register their interest in either vehicle on the online priority list by paying a refundable 500 euro (US$ 727) fee today.



Renault Electric Cars Showing at Frankfurt Auto Show

By • Sep 23rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Renault affordable production zero-emission electric vehicles showing at the recent Frankfurt Auto Show. Here are four Renault electric concept cars provided a preview of Renault’s range of vehicles due to be released from 2011, all part of Renault’s long term electric vehicle global strategy.



Nissan Adds Noise to Make Silent Electric Cars Safer to Pedestrians

By • Sep 19th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Nissan is adding noise to its electric cars to make it safer to pedestrians crossing the streets. The sound system turns on when the car starts and turns off when the car reaches 12 mph.



Battery Pack Balancing – The Key to Maintain Top Hybrid and Electric Car Performance

By • Aug 28th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Proper battery pack balancing and monitoring will ensure that your hybrid or electric car will perform optimally. Here’s a discussion on why battery pack balancing is required.



China’s BYD Aggressive on Lithium Battery and Hybrid Bus Production

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

BYD, China’s largest rechargeable battery maker and ambitious electric and hybrid automaker, is moving aggressively to produce lithium batteries and building electric and hybrid buses.



One More Challenge For the Electric Car – Charging Station Permit and Installation

By • Aug 11th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

You’d think the main challenges with electric cars consist of technical issues, like battery charging, safety, reliability problems, range, speed, or financial issues like purchase price and battery pack replacement cost. Stuff like that, right? Not really.



History of the Electric Car

By • Aug 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Electric cars have been around since the 1830s, but amidst all this excitement about bailout money, new clean diesel, hybrid and electric cars announcements, joint ventures and collaborations, and battery development progress, I though we’d take a brief look at the history of the electric car.