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    Report: Nissan: We lose money on each Leaf replacement battery
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    VP Says $6,500 Cost Doesn't Cover It Nissan has been playing its cards pretty close to its chest when it comes to the production costs for Leaf battery packs. The company recently put a price on replacement batteries for customers at $5,500 plus the requirement to return the old battery. If the decommissioned battery is worth $1,000 to Nissan, as they ...

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    Opinion: Can inductive charging save the EV?
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    Let's Face It, We're Just Plain Lazy Recent news about the price cuts on the Ford Focus EV and Nissan Leaf are proof positive that despite all their eco-goodness, pure electrics as well as plug-in hybrids remain a tough sell to the North American mass market. There's no doubt automakers are committed to electrifying an increasing portion of their ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf Nismo headed for production, spec-race series canned?
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    Remember the Nismo Leaf Nismo Concept show at the Tokyo Motor Show more than a year ago? To refresh your memory, it was a Nissan Leaf gussied up with an aerodynamic body kit, new wheels and a few cosmetic enhancements inside the cabin – the motor and powertrain remain unchanged. In any case, it appears that the green vehicle has received the green ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf becomes least expensive 5-seat EV with massive price drop
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    In a roundtable interview today at the North American International Auto Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a US$6,400 price drop for the base-model 2013 Nissan Leaf. Last year's base model was US$35,200, while the new base-level 2013 Leaf S starts at US$28,800. Ghosn says the new prices make the Leaf the least expensive five-seater electric for sale ...

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    Report: Residual value of electric cars lags behind their gas counterparts
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    The Detroit Free Press reports electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt aren't maintaining the same residual values as their internal combustion counterparts. Kelly Blue Book says the 2012 Nissan Leaf will hold around 20 per cent of its value after five years while the Nissan Sentra will retain around 30 per cent of its value. KBB ...

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    Report: Tensions flare between Nissan and Fiat
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    At the 2012 LA Auto Show, Fiat brand chief and recently crowned marketing genius, Olivier François, attempted to distance the Fiat 500e from other electric vehicles, asking rhetorically, "Isn't ugliness the worst kind of pollution?" Nissan has apparently taken issue with these comments, feeling slighted for what it considers digs at the Leaf's ...

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    Report: Are battery-powered cars losing their charge?
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    The optimist would be likely to note that sales of the Chevrolet Volt were up 30 per cent in North America this November, at least when compared with year-ago numbers. But pessimists, of which there are many, would be more likely to point out that sales of the plug-in hybrid tumbled to nearly half their level from September and October. The Volt was ...

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    Video: Nissan rounds up Heisman winners for latest football season commercials
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    Nissan has unleashed a new ad campaign aimed directly at all of you football fans out there. The six commercials all feature former Heisman Trophy winners as they shack up in the "Heisman House," including 2011 winner Robert Griffin III as the rookie. Other familiar faces also make a showing, including the sport's only two-time Heisman winner, Archie ...

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    Report: 2013 Nissan Leaf will go 25% further, could cost a lot less
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    Months ago, we heard that the North American version of the 2013 Nissan Leaf would go farther per charge in cold weather thanks to a better heater. This was about the Leaf that will be made in Smyrna, Tennessee starting later this year. A new report on Inside EVs (based on the Japanese language Sankei Biz site) says that the new Leaf, at least the version ...

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    Report: Nissan: 85% of vehicles to be built in North America by 2015
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    Nissan is determined to grab eight per cent of global market share by 2016, and is investing heavily in its North American facilities to make that happen. After a US$5.2 billion cash infusion, Nissan will grow by 9,000 jobs, expand capacity by 425,000 vehicles and 200,000 lithium-ion batteries. With its existing NA plants, Nissan already produces all its ...