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Renault-Nissan Alliance Electric Vehicle Fleet Covers 175,000 Zero-Emission km During COP21

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Read the full press release below: Fleet of 200 electric vehicles saves 18 tons of CO2  from being emitted into the air during two-week global summit Fleet represents the world’s largest EV fleet ever provided for an international conference Renault and Nissan employees volunteered as drivers for the fleet, which …

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Nissan and ENEL Team Up to Transform Electric Vehicles into Mobile Energy Source

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Read the full press release below: PARIS, 8th December 2015 – Today on the occasion of the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), in Paris,  Nissan, the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, and Enel, Europe’s second largest power company for installed capacity, signed an …

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Padmasree Warrior New U.S. CEO and Global Chief Development Officer at NextEV (Fortune)

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Padmasree Warrior, the former chief technology and strategy officer at Cisco Systems, is the new U.S. CEO and global chief development officer at NextEV, a Chinese startup that’s building an electric car to compete with Tesla.  Warrior has never worked in the car business or for a startup, and here …

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Torotrak Unveils New Traction Drive Technologies

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New traction drive technologies set to boost appeal of variable-speed supercharging and auxiliary drives to satisfy demands of drivers and future emissions legislation.  Read the full press release below: Variator developments announced at industry conference further reduce parasitic losses and can scale to larger transmissions Low carbon vehicle technology company, …

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Nissan Electric Cars Are Helping Prepare Japan for Another Disaster (Transport Evolved)

The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University in Japan  is formulating a global disaster plan that communities around the world can follow to ensure emergency aid is given quickly and reliably in the event of a massive disaster.  Using two Nissan e-NV200 electric vans as well …

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Chinese EV Sales up 300% on Last Year (IBT)

A forecast released Sunday by the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) predicted Chinese consumers will buy as many as 250,000 electric and gas-electric plug-in hybrids in 2015, a massive jump from the nearly 75,000 electric and partially electric cars purchased last year from domestic carmakers, including BYD, BAIC, Chery and Changan. In …

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Volkswagen to Add Flat Batteries to Boost Sales of Electric Vehicles (Bloomberg)

Volkswagen AG is preparing to integrate flat batteries into future cars as the German manufacturer plans to boost its electric-vehicle lineup following its emissions manipulation scandal. The news will be announced tomorrow, according to Bloomberg, in the latest issue of the VW employee newsletter Insight.  “We are developing a special vehicle architecture that …

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