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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.



Large-Scale Production of the smart fortwo Electric Drive to Begin in 2012 in Hambach

By • Oct 12th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

smart plant in Hambach, France was selected as location for future large-scale production of the smart fortwo electric drive, which will be equipped with the most modern lithium-ion-battery and will be offered to customers through the smart sales network by 2012.
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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.



Leading Fuel Cell Vehicle Manufacturers Signed Joint Agreement

By • Sep 18th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Leading vehicle manufacturers in fuel cell technology – Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation/Opel, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation – signed a joint statement to the development and market introduction of electric vehicles with fuel cells with a Letter of Understanding (LoU.)



Second Generation smart fortwo Electric Drive Goes Into Series Production

By • Aug 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Second generation electric smart fortwo aims for November 2009 rollout to leasing customers in major cities for a four-year 60,000 km (37,300 miles) test runs, and a 2012 availability at dealers. Specs include efficient lithium-ion battery, 30 kW electric motor, 120 Nm (88.5 ft-lbs) of torque, and a range of 84 miles per charge.



Nissan Unveils “LEAF” Electric Car – Forget the Pump and Go Straight to Zero Emission

By • Aug 1st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled Nissan LEAF on August 2, 2009 the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.



Nissan All-Electric Car Goes to Market in U.S. and Japan in 2010 on New Vehicle Platform

By • Jul 31st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Nissan previewed its dedicated EV platform which is comprised of a highly rigid body, high-performance motor, compact lithium-ion battery with high power output and energy capacity, delivering outstanding driving performance and safety, while offering a quiet and peaceful driving experience.



Clean Cars Made in China: a Look at China’s Low-Emission Car Industry

By • Apr 25th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

China is becoming a force to reckon with in the auto industry, and I’m not talking about the huge potential number of car-buying consumers. I’m talking about China’s car manufacturing industry. And specifically clean, low-emission cars.



Sure, We’ll Bail Out the U.S. Auto Industry, with this Little String

By • Nov 17th, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Here’s a creative view on bailing out the U.S. automobile industry. Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon wrote in the Opinion section of The New York Times, Nov 16, 2008. Actually, it’s more than bailing out, it’s also about saving the industry with high gas prices, and kick-start a revolution.