11. December 2015 · Comments Off on Nissan to unveil new wireless charging system at Geneva motor show  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Nissan will unveil its vision of a high-performance wireless charging system for electric vehicles at next year’s Geneva motor show.The system – called ‘Fuel Station of the Future’ – is previewed in a video clip in which a Nissan Leaf pulls up to a kerb and automatically begins recharging via a device mounted in the road underneath the car.

Source: Nissan to unveil new wireless charging system at Geneva motor show | Autocar

30. April 2014 · Comments Off on An electric car could cost you less than you think · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As we celebrate Earth Day with gasoline prices rising again, you might want to consider whether an electric car could work for you.

All-electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Spark or Honda Fit EV cost less than many people think, says auto analyst Tara Baukus Mello of the financial web site Bankrate.com. And electrics can even save substantial money in the right circumstances, she notes.

via An electric car could cost you less than you think – CBS News.

13. December 2013 · Comments Off on Turning over a new Leaf: upgraded EV takes it to the next level · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf is not for everyone. I say that as the happy owner of a Leaf for almost two years now. Powered purely by electricity, the Leaf offers a real-world driving range of about 120 kilometres, with no gasoline backup, so it’s likely not for you if you need to travel farther than that on a regular basis.

via Turning over a new Leaf: upgraded EV takes it to the next level – The Globe and Mail.

12. December 2013 · Comments Off on Electricity for Your EV: A New Entitlement? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

An incident blew up in the media this week, in which a Georgia owner of an electric car was arrested, after he plugged in his Nissan Leaf at a DeKalb County middle school without permission.

Except, unable to resist a good spin, journalists glommed on to the sympathetic portrayal of the Leaf owner’s seeming inconsequential crime: He only stole a nickel’s worth of electricity. If you didn’t dig very far into the story, you’d see the portrayal of driver Kaveh Kamooneh victimized by a cold, unyielding police officer in the Atlanta suburb of Chamblee. Worse, the officer’s boss, Sergeant Ernesto Ford, said, “I’m not sure how much electricity he stole. He broke the law. He stole something that wasn’t his.”

via Electricity for Your EV: A New Entitlement? | National Legal and Policy Center.

05. September 2013 · Comments Off on Residents to get subsidised electric cars as part of trial · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Eight city residents are set to get a Nissan Leaf electric car and controllable at-home charging points as part of a Thinking Energy trial.

The trial, run by E.ON and Milton Keynes Council to develop ways to manage energy use in the home.

The latest part of the trial will see developers look to understand more about when and how electric cars are charged by their owners, and to what extent solar panels and batteries can help reduce the need for electricity from the grid – ultimately make driving electric cars extremely economical or even potentially free in the longer term.

via Residents to get subsidised electric cars as part of trial – Campaigns – Milton Keynes Citizen.