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20
JAN
2014
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Why Nissan's 99,999th LEAF customer went electric

Why Nissan's 99,999th LEAF customer went electric
Amy Eichenberger of Charlottesville, Virginia in the US became the 99,999th global Nissan LEAF customer when she purchased her 100 percent electric vehicle (EV) at Colonial Nissan. 
 
Amy, a 47-year-old mother of two, wasn’t even in the market for a new car. Then she spotted a University of Virginia colleague’s Nissan LEAF and decided she wanted to know more about the “modern-looking, futuristic and progressive” car.
 
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17
DEC
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

US owner travels 100,000 miles in his zero-emission Nissan LEAF

US owner travels 100,000 miles in his zero-emission Nissan LEAF
Steve Marsh, a Nissan LEAF owner from the state of Washington in the US, yesterday celebrated 100,000 miles driven in his zero-emission vehicle.
 
Marsh was one of the first customers to take delivery of a Nissan LEAF in Washington 2 ½ years ago. A financial controller, he made the decision to go electric and buy a LEAF primarily based on the car’s low cost of ownership—a benefit that more than 92,000 LEAF drivers around the world are also now enjoying.
 
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29
NOV
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Nissan LEAFs can now power the office, as well as the home

Nissan LEAFs can now power the office, as well as the home
Nissan has carried out a successful early field test of a system that will allow companies to regulate their electricity bills using the batteries of Nissan LEAFs used by their staff to commute to work.“Vehicle-To-Building” allows up to six Nissan LEAFs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board.
 
Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours,when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars. When electricity is cheaper it flows the other way. The system ensures the Nissan LEAFs are fully charged by the end of the working day for their owners to drive home.
 
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18
NOV
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

California signs clean cars bills

California signs clean cars bills
Excellent news for zero emission vehicles from California. Governor Edmund G. Brown  has signed six new laws that will help boost the acceptance and use of electric cars in the Golden State.
 
The measures come as no surprise. California is already the leader in the use of green cars with 35 per cent of the country’s electric cars. 
 
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13
NOV
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Japan prime minister Abe goes public with Autonomous Drive car

Japan prime minister Abe goes public with Autonomous Drive car
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took Japan in a new direction Saturday – an Autonomous Drive one, as he rode in the Nissan AD vehicle’s public street debut.
 
Using a Nissan LEAF equipped with AD technology, the car’s cameras, laser scanners and radar detect road conditions and can automate control of the vehicle’s acceleration, handling, brakes and more.
 
In a Tokyo drive near the national parliament, Abe took turns riding in the autonomous cars of Nissan, Honda and Toyota, saying the technologies were a tribute to Japan’s cutting-edge leadership and growth potential.
 
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04
NOV
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

100% electric Nissan LEAF is top selling car in Norway for October

100% electric Nissan LEAF is top selling car in Norway for October
- 100% Electric Nissan LEAF best selling car in Norway for October
-  Family electric car is fourth best selling car in Norway for 2013 to date
-  Increase in demand outside of major cities pushes Nissan LEAF to new EV sales record
 
 The Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle, has for the first time claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart. In October, the zero emission family car out sold all of its internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric rivals, taking almost 6% of the total passenger vehicle market. 
 
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29
OCT
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Electric vehicles outperform in British test

Electric vehicles outperform in British test
Electric cars are easy to use and deliver better performance than expected: these are a few of the outcomes of the Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle demonstration (ULCV) trial, the UK’s biggest test of electric vehicles (EV). Britain is ready for a massive acceptance of electric cars. 
 
The UK wide trial involved 349 electric vehicles (EV), which covered an astonishing distance: 1.5 million miles. More impressing: more than 75 per cent of daily use consumed less than half of the battery capacity.
 
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23
OCT
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Nissan to lead rapid charge network project

Nissan to lead rapid charge network project
Nissan is leading a consortium which aims to establish a network of rapid chargers for electric vehicles running the full length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
 
When complete, a total of 74 rapid chargers will have been installed, covering more than 1,100kms of major trunk routes and providing EV-friendly links to five seaports and five international airports.
 
The project, named Rapid Charge Network (RCN), was presented at the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) event in Tallinn, Estonia, which was hosted by European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas. Estonia was the first country in the world to open a nationwide EV fast-charging network.
 
Funding for the Rapid Charge Network (RCN) project is being led by Nissan - maker of the world's best selling electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF - is co‑financed by the European Union through the TEN-T programme, with further contributions from fellow consortium members Renault, BMW and Volkswagen and ESB Ireland's Electricity Supply Board. It also draws on the network expertise of Zero Carbon Futures and Newcastle University.
 
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Renault and Itaipu sign an agreement on electric vehicle development in Brazil

Renault and Itaipu are announcing today in Sao Paulo the signature of a collaboration deal which will lead to the local assembling of 32 Renault Twizy at Itaipu’s EV Research, Development and Assembly Center (CPDM-VE/IB) in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná.

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15
OCT
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Car sharing: the Twizy Way

Car sharing: the Twizy Way

After a successful year long trial, the running of Renault’s innovative Twizy Way car-sharing scheme in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, has been handed to specialist operator KEYMOOV. The handover was completed on September 25th and the Twizy Way becomes the third car-sharing scheme in France purely for electric vehicles after Autolib in Paris and Autoblue in Nice.

Twizy Way, based around the electric urban two-seater, is perfect for Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a new town created in 1960s to the south west of Paris. Renault closely monitored the trial, which started in 2012, and the experience gained has allowed the company to fine tune the service better to match customer requirements.

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