Mitsubishi is getting a $5.3 Billion Budget allowance from Renault and Nissan to R&D new models as part of a 2020 plan to turn around the company.
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Gas2 Week in Review, August 6: All-Electric Vehicles are Key to Improving Air Quality and Mitigating Climate Change
This week’s edition of “The Gas2 Week in Review” focuses on announcements about all-electric vehicles as well as some propaganda intended to sabotage their momentum in the marketplace.
Do you ever wonder what shape the world might be in if electric cars had not been replaced by gas cars so long ago? It has been over 100 years after the legendary London department store Harrods first added an electric van to its fleet. Harrods is now returning to electric vehicle technology. The company has selected the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 delivery van as the latest addition to its delivery fleet.
“Well I can tell you the first thing I like about Nissans in general — is that I love their seats — the way they hug your body. The seats in my hybrid are not as nice.” Diego Alejandro continues: “This is really cool. I love all the high-tech stuff, the way it sounds when you turn it on. I like the sound. It sounds futuristic. It sounds like a jet.”
I like the breeze off the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s sometimes too strong — the summer hurricane season is upon us, and who knows what’s around the corner? Those essential services we typically take for granted can stop quickly, and then be gone for hours or even days. The dark is nice for a change, but the food might spoil. No lights, no electricity, no cooling, no heating, no stove, no refrigeration — lacking these essentials for long presents a huge challenge for 21st century creatures.
Nissan sold a total of 4,319 e-NV200 electric vans in Europe in 2016 — that is, there were 4,319 registrations of these vans in Europe in 2016.
Nissan has a hot new model in town (in the UK) and it is stylish — the Nissan LEAF Black Edition. The always zero-emission LEAF is impressive in any style, in my humble opinion. The LEAF Black Edition proves there’s no need to compromise on style to be perfectly clean. Take notice of the extras as well. One of those: the first 200 customers will receive a free in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.
Nissan began testing self-driving versions of its popular all-electric LEAF in London recently, as we already reported, but not much further information on the matter was available at the time.
The wireless power transfer systems firm WiTricity will be collaborating with Nissan to “catalyze” the use of wireless electric vehicle charging systems and the growth of the market, according to a new press release from the company.
Nissan and BMW are taking steps to Double the size of the EVGo Fast Charging Network, bringing access to 90% of America’s EV owners!
The Obama administration is working with states, car makers, and charging system operators to create an EV charging infrastructure that will cover 25,000 miles of roads in 32 states.
2017 Nissan Versa Note Hybrid Gets Launched in Japan (w/ Video), but will it be enough to take on the establish hybrid leaders from Toyota?
China has one of the most aggressive electric car incentive programs of any country. Lately, it has accused several companies of collecting subsidies for cars and buses that never got built. What’s a right thinking Communist country to do?
Nissan says it has invented a new variable compression engine that has the power of a turbo with the torque and fuel economy of a diesel. It will debut in a new Infiniti model next year.
Nissan has decided to sell its interest in the joint venture it forged with NEC a decade ago. In the future it will get the batteries for its electric and hybrid cars from outside suppliers.
A new program will make $4.5 billion in federal loan guarantees available to promote a new system of nationwide EV charging stations. The objective is to reduce range anxiety for EV drivers.
Will the Nissan LEAF become a plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt? At Nissan’s annual stockholders meeting on June 22, CEO Carlos Ghosn told listeners that the company will introduce two new technologies this year. First, it will unveil an autonomous driving system that will guide the car in a straight line and around curves […]
Nissan is working on fuel cell technology that uses bio-ethanol instead of hydrogen. The company says its system is less expensive and solves the refueling infrastructure problem that hydrogen has.
A report from the IEA says 1.26 million electric cars were sold worldwide in 2015. That’s a good sign, but there is a long way to go before electric cars go mainstream.
Nissan has purchased a controlling interest in Mitsubishi Motors. The deal will likely save Mitsubishi from bankruptcy and give Nissan greater access to markets in Japan and southeast Asia.