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    Official: Fomm Concept One is a floating EV for dangerous times

    Somewhat reminiscent of the all-electric Rinspeed sQuba concept from the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the new Fomm Concept One is an electric car with a bit of buoyancy. This Japanese car is being billed not only as the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle," but also as an EV that ...

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    Report: Reputation of electric cars takes a hit in Japan due to tsunami aftermath?

    Electric vehicle owners like to think of themselves as green, but that color may be taking on a more glowing, radioactive hue in Japan. The ecologically friendly reputation of electric cars in Japan is taking a hit since last year's meltdowns of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have ...

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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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    Nissan: 600 U.S.-bound Leafs left port before quake hit Japan

    The massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rattled Japan have had a disastrous effect on the entire nation. The catastrophe even abruptly halted production at automotive facilities across the country. However, Nissan says that a boatload of 600 U.S.-bound Leafs left port on March 10th, ...


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