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  • 2011 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: At a Glance 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM) - A New Era of Mobility Begins With "No Gas, No Tailpipe" 5-Passenger EV
  • 2011 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: Gallery 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM) - A New Era of Mobility Begins With "No Gas, No Tailpipe" 5-Passenger EV
  • 2011 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: Overview 2011 Nissan LEAF(TM) - A New Era of Mobility Begins With "No Gas, No Tailpipe" 5-Passenger EV
  • History of Nissan's autonomous vehicle plans The process of Nissan getting to do autonomous vehicles.
  • NISSAN ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED AUTONOMOUS DRIVE BENCHMARKS
  • Nissan Autonomous Vehicle Pictures
  • Nissan and BMW partner once again to expand DC Fast Charger access across the U.S. to benefit EV drivers More expansion of dual-protocol DC fast chargers is coming, with continued partnership between BMW and Nissan. The 50 kW charging rate won't provide good service to the coming 200+ mile range electric cars, since a full recharge at 50 kW is 1.5 to 2 hrs. Will eVgo realize this and upgrade to 100 kW or faster chargers eventually? And, will eVgo change their policies to allow charging sessions longer than 30 minutes? The attached map doesn't indicate they're thinking about long distance travel corridors either.
  • Nissan sells its Battery manufacturing business to GSR Capital -- Preparing switch to LG Chem batteries? <p>Since launching the LEAF, Nissan's battery packs came from its subsidiary Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC). That subsidiary is now being sold to GSR Capital. The deal is being spun as a win-win as GSR Capital has deep pockets necessary to develop this battery business faster than Nissan could. Supposedly.</p> <p>That might be accurate, ...or... It's long been rumored that Nissan wants to switch to LG Chem battery packs. If Nissan had switched to LG Chem batteries by now, the 2018 Leaf (due to be released soon) might have had a 200+ mile range with a 60 kWh pack. Instead the 2018 Leaf is rumored to have a 40 kWh pack which would give a respectable-but-not-competitive 150-180 mile range.</p> <p>According to CleanTechnica, <a href="https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/03/nec-exiting-battery-business-likely-selling-division-chinese-investment-group/">NEC also sold its portion of this business to GSR Capital.</a> According to <a href="https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/NEC-exiting-lithium-ion-battery-race-as-leaders-pull-away">Nikkei</a>, where Panasonic had a growing EV battery marketshare due to its partnerships with Tesla and Toyota and others, NEC relied on Nissan and Nissan is looking to broaden its battery supply chain. </p> <p>Nissan originally built batteries in Japan. With the shift to localized Leaf production in 2013, Nissan launched battery factories in both England and Tennessee. The original vision was that owning the battery factory would give Nissan an economic/price advantage. One supposes that would have only held true if Leaf sales had risen enough, but instead Leaf sales have held steady for several years.</p> <p>In any case, the Renault side of the Nissan-Renault alliance already uses LG Chem batteries. That partnership has been very good for adoption of the Renault Zoe in Europe. A Leaf with better batteries should sell very well.</p>
  • Nissan's 20-20 Vision (August 27, 2013) Nissan EVP Andy Palmer says Autonomous Drive vehicles will come to global markets by 2020.
  • Nissan's plan for an autonomous cars
  • Nissan's plan for an autonomous cars (August 27, 2013) Nissan announces a 2020 Autonomous Drive timetable for bringing the high-technology cars to global markets.
  • Tesla Prep For Model 3, Lucid Air PR, Self-Driving Bolt EV -- Transport Evolved Feb 10, 2017 To prepare for start of Model 3 production, Tesla Motors will do a short factory shutdown in order to install the necessary equipment (tooling, etc). Audi has been trash-talking Tesla Motors, claiming Audi will supply the first properly Premium Electric Car. Honda put out a strange fuel cell advertising campaign. Hyundai Ioniq beginning deliveries in USA, but with only 120 miles range probably cannot compete against Chevy Bolt. Because of Dieselgate, Volkswagen is launching its Electrify America plan with a website and a request for ideas. Nissan is in trouble for emissions of its Diesel powered vehicle. Lucid Air giving test drives to select people. The Tesla Model X can be easily accessed with just a screwdriver. Both Tesla and SpaceX joined a large group of Hi-Tech companies complaining about the Trump Administration Muslim travel ban. GM released a new video on progress towards a self-driving car. Electric car sales in the UK totaled 4.2% in January 2017.
  • Tesla Prep For Model 3, Lucid Air PR, Self-Driving Bolt EV -- Transport Evolved Feb 18, 2017 GM expands Maven car sharing to Los Angeles. Latest Tesla update provides real-time Supercharger status, preparing for an influx of more EV drivers. Adds data about congestion at upcoming supercharger stations so you can make additional plans. Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan recalled for software glitch that's expected to be rare but wasn't found in testing. EV Sales in Norway, where electric car sales are extremely popular, top 37 percent of new car sales last month (January 2017). That's just 13% from bypassing the 50% sales level. Hyundai announces $29,500 entry-level price (MSRP) for 2017 IONIQ EV, and combined with tax incentives it is extremely affordable. Jason Hughes, a famous Tesla Hacker, hacks his Model S to make it 30% more powerful. Electric bus maker, Proterra CEO predicts one-third of all new busses will be electric in just four year’s time (by 2021), and by 2030 all such busses will be electric. Daimler announces their Smart brand will become an all-electric brand in the U.S., completely eschewing gasoline. Was Waymo’s Brain Drain caused by overpaying its staff? It seems Waymo's parent company (Google/Alphabet) paid those employees enough to make them independently wealthy, allowing them to leave to start their own self-driving-vehicle startups. Kia exec says NIRO EV will hit market in 2018. Mercedes-Benz starts small series production for Daimler Urban eTruck. A patient Bolt EV owner has driven their car 300 miles on a charge, or 70 miles more than the EPA rating.
  • The Car That Drives Itself: Nissan's Autonomous Drive Nissan debuts its Autonomous Drive vehicle in Japan at CEATEC 2013, and wins the top prize of the CEATEC Innovation Awards.