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    Report: Nissan EV design is diverging in three directions
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    As the movie awards season kicks into high gear, Nissan design chief Shiro Nakamura appears to be implying that his company's electric-vehicle design prospects are about to go from Philomena into The Wolf of Wall Street territory. Nakamura, speaking with Motor Authority at the Detroit Auto Show ...

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    Official: Nissan sells 100,000 Leaf EVs worldwide
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    Nissan sold 22,610 Leaf electric vehicles in the US last year, but the bigger story (literally) is how the company is selling the EV around the world. After selling the 99,999th Leaf to a woman in Virginia, Nissan sold the 100,000th Leaf to a man named Brett Garner in the UK. For the record, it ...

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    Official: 2014 Nissan Leaf price climbs $180 to $28,980*, Ghosn predicts sales doubling
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    A year ago, Nissan changed the fortunes of its all-electric Leaf in the US market by lopping a serious $6,400 off of the price. The entry-level 2012 Leaf started at $35,200, and the 2013 Leaf S instantly became a much better deal since it started at $28,800. For 2014, the trend is in the opposite ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf ends 2013 with best sales month ever, but can't catch Chevy Volt
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    Nissan and Chevrolet both ended 2013 with solid sales figures for their plug-in vehicles, the first two that were released (all the way back at the end of 2010) from major automakers. As has been the story for most of 2013, December sales for the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt were roughly the ...

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    Report: Even Bhutan working on a Nissan Leaf taxi fleet
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    The nation of Bhutan wants its capital city Thimphu to become an electric vehicle hotspot. "We are confident that electric vehicles can take off here," said Tshering Tobgay, prime minister of the Himalayan kingdom bordered by China and India. The first challenge is getting the EVs shipped there, ...

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    Report: Yes, it's totally possible to drive 100+ miles in a Nissan Leaf in freezing cold
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    Plug-in electric vehicle drivers can potentially drive their EVs long distances under extreme weather conditions. The catch is that they have to drastically change their driver behavior. Over the past year, FleetCarma has been collecting data from 7,375 Nissan Leaf trips and 4,043 Chevrolet Volt ...

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    Report: Charges dropped against Nissan Leaf electricity 'thief'
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    The absurd little story of Nissan Leaf driver Kaveh Kamooneh and his brush with the law has apparently come to an end. Kamooneh, who was arrested and thrown in jail because he plugged his electric vehicle into a public middle school outlet without permission, will have the misdemeanor criminal ...

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    Followup: Nissan Leaf electricity thief called a liar, 'argumentative,' by local police
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    The plot thickens. The plot of the tale of Nissan Leaf driver Kaveh Kamooneh, of Dekalb, GA, and his arrest for charging his EV at an outlet by a public school, that is. The story has blown up across the Internet, and local authorities have now issued a detailed statement with their side of the ...

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    Video: Nissan Leaf driver goes to jail for 'stealing' 5 cents worth of electricity
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    It is illegal to plug your cell phone into an available outlet on public property? It is illegal to do so with an electric car? In Georgia it is, apparently. Nissan Leaf driver Kaveh Kamooneh, of Dekalb, GA, went to watch his son play tennis at school last month and plugged his EV into an outlet ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf continue neck-and-neck sales race in November
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    November car sales numbers are trickling in today, and we have basically the same news to report about sales of the two longest-running plug-in vehicles this month as we did last month: people are buying the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt at roughly the same rate. For November, the Leaf managed ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf passes autonoumous driving test on Japanese highway [w/video]
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    We're not sure how to translate "ghost-riding the whip" in Japanese, but Nissan appears to have mastered the concept. Earlier this week, the Japanese automaker tested a self-driving Nissan Leaf electric vehicle on public roads for the first time and proclaimed the exercise a success in driverless ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf will blow into China as the Venucia Morning Wind
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    The name for the Chinese version of the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a real touchy-feely vibe to it, if you can get past the snickering. The Japanese automaker and its Chinese collaborator, Dongfeng, will sell the EV as part of the partnership's Venucia advanced-powertrain sub-brand. The ...

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    Report: Nissan ready to increase Leaf production in Tennessee
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    With demand up and supply thinning, Nissan plans to practice a bit of Economics 101 by turning the production spigot for the all-electric Leaf clockwise at its Tennessee factory. Nissan is preparing to increase US production of the Leaf after a price cut early this year substantially boosted ...

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    Report: On eve of hydrogen-friendly LA Auto Show, Ghosn says infrastructure not ready by 2015
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    The long-running joke is that, "hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and it always will be." But at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show this week, Honda and Toyota are both showing off H2-powered concept vehicles that foreshadow production models coming around 2015. Toyota has the FCV ...

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    Official: Nissan reveals production e-NV200 electric van, fiscal 2014 deliveries expected
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    Nissan previously confirmed its all-electric e-NV200 delivery van would arrive in 2014, and now it has released the first image of the production model and confirmed that the Leaf-like commercial vehicle will officially arrive in Japan in fiscal 2014. That means if Nissan's fiscal year matches ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf puts the Guam in going global
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    It took a while, but chalk up another island conquest for the Nissan Leaf. The world's best-selling electric vehicle has made it to Guam, and the reaction there is apparently quite warm. A Nissan dealer on Guam offered test drives in the car earlier this month, and people were eager to test it ...

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    Video: Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt
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    Each time is like the first time. That's the challenge – read: opportunity – that Nissan has whenever it brings the all-electric Leaf to a new market. For the EV's South African debut, the local Nissan arm decided that humor would be the best way to teach people about the new car with ...

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    Official: Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi JV will make global electric 'kei' car
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    The collaboration agreement announced this week by Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi will include the co-development of an electric vehicle based on the tiny "kei car" compact platform. Details are vague, but the companies say the car will eventually be sold worldwide. Renault-Nissan and ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf is Norway's best-selling car; EVs on top two months in a row
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    Norwegians are taking to electric vehicles like Germans take to David Hasselhoff and Iraqis take to Lionel Richie. Whatever the reason, we won't complain about the results. The Nissan Leaf was Norway's best-selling car in October, the month after the Tesla Model S held the same title, Reuters ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf move combined 4,024 units in October
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    The sales story of the two longest-running plug-in vehicles in the US is reaching an equilibrium for 2013. We've mentioned the past few months that the running annual totals for the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt were nearly identical. As of the end of September, they were 16,760 for the Volt and ...

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