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    Nissan: batteries in the Leaf are tough, even after earthquake beating

    Nissan representatives have long been proud of the durability of the air-cooled, 24-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that stores energy in the Leaf. Given the recent troubles that the liquid-cooled pack in the Chevy Volt has given GM, it's perhaps not surprising that Nissan wants to reassure – ...

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    Following devastating earthquake, Elon Musk helping Fukushima go solar

    In the last few months, Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has suffered through an enormous earthquake, devastating tsunami, and the frightening meltdown of multiple nuclear reactors. Not exactly the best set of circumstances. Though local and national officials have been working to restore services ...

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    Nissan Leaf sales updates: 5,000 more deliveries planned this summer; 4,500 people asked for $99 deposit back

    When we first laid eyes on the Nissan Leaf, way back in 2009, we called it the tip of the mass market EV spear because we realized right away that this could be a compelling vehicle for a lot of people. Nissan, which started working on the Leaf in secret in 2007, probably realized this, too, and ...

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    Everybody Panic: California dealers reportedly running out of Prius models

    The Japan earthquake and tsunami has left the vast majority of Japanese auto plants without parts or power at least temporarily, and the good folks of California are beginning to feel the pinch. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Toyota Prius is in very short supply in The Golden State, ...

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    Toyota restarts Prius, Lexus HS 250h, CT 200h production

    Shortly after a huge earthquake shook Japan March 11th, most automakers on the island nation ceased operations. Yesterday, Toyota restarted limited production of the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT 200h hybrids. Paul Nolasco, a spokesman for Toyota, couldn't confirm whether the automaker's supply ...

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    Will Japan's nuclear woes dampen electric vehicle enthusiasm?

    We've already seen the panic here in the U.S. as activists and analysts question our nuclear infrastructure, and Congress considers a re-examination of our existing facilities. These new fears about nuclear power have everything to do with the events unfolding at Japan's Fukushima power plant, ...

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    Toyota to resume limited production of Prius, Lexus HS 250h, CT 200h

    Soon after the quake rattled Japan on March 11th, automakers across the nation halted production. Finally, there's a bit of good news flowing in on the production front. Toyota will resume limited production of the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT 200h hybrids March 28th. With new parts coming in from ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt transmission supply may be interrupted by Japan quake

    Okay, let's preface this post by stating what should be obvious by now: our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan. The toll on human life, which is of the utmost concern in this disaster, remains unknown. However, the impact ...

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    Nissan: Quake in Japan will delay Leaf deliveries in U.S.

    U.S. buyers awaiting delivery of their Nissan Leaf may have to wait a while longer. That's the word from Nissan, who contacted individuals with Leaf orders, notifying them that the status of their delivery is now "pending." On Saturday, the automaker fired out an email to Leaf buyers, stating ...

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    Japan's earthquake, tsunami could delay hybrid vehicle shipments

    The massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan has crippled the nation. We'd like to note again that hybrid vehicle delays is not of the utmost concern in this disaster, but it's what we do. So, here's a look at what's going on. Supplies of vital hybrid components including ...


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