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Nissan LEAF 2.0 to feature wireless charging

Nissan LEAF 2.0 to feature wireless charging

Nissan won't be introducing a new version of its LEAF electric vehicle until sometime in the fall of 2014, but there are already reports suggesting many major improvements to be expected. Among these improvements is a more affordable price and a longer range. But, perhaps more interesting is that the vehicle will also support wireless charging.

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Nissan Leaf production to kick off at new Smyrna, TN factory in late 2012

Nissan Leaf production to kick off at new Smyrna, TN factory in late 2012

The players in the pure EV world that normal folk can afford are very few. One of the pure EVs that has proven to be the most popular is the Nissan Leaf. The Leaf hasn’t been without its issues for some owners, but it's an interesting car that Nissan plans to sell a bunch of in the coming years. Some drivers of the Leaf found that they were stranded and out of power when their gauge still showed driving distance. The other major issues was that sometimes the Leaf wasn't starting when the driver hit the go button.

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Nissan Leaf EV, Bug Report

Nissan Leaf EV, Bug Report

Habitual first adopters are used to regular bugs in their new gadgets. The bleeding edge often has really weird problems that no designer can anticipate, especially with the intricate computer-controlled systems we use every day. The Nissan Leaf is a new EV that's having a strange problem, owners are going to start their car, and... nothing. Nissan's engineers and Leaf owners are working on troubleshooting the specific problem.

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NEC fit Nissan Leaf speed chargers in Oregon: 80% in 30 minutes

NEC fit Nissan Leaf speed chargers in Oregon: 80% in 30 minutes

NEC aren't just responsible for the batteries in Nissan's Leaf EV, they've also been working on the chargers too.  The Japanese company has kicked off a new pilot scheme in Oregon, installing chargers that can rejuice electric cars to around 80-percent in just 20-30 minutes.  The scheme follows on from a project started in October 2009, with around fifty of the new third-gen chargers being installed.

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NEC begins Nissan Leaf EV battery mass production

NEC begins Nissan Leaf EV battery mass production

NEC has begun mass production of high-capacity lithium ion batteries for electric cars, and while that might not sound interesting, if you're considering a Nissan Leaf it's NEC's power packs that will be keeping you moving.  Initially production is at the company's Sagamihara plant in Japan, but in of 2013 the joint-venture started by NEC and Nissan plan to shift production to a new facility in Tennessee, USA, for EV models destined for domestic use.

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Nissan Leaf EV pre-sales kick off today

Nissan Leaf EV pre-sales kick off today

Nissan's Leaf may not be the most aesthetically pleasing all-electric car, but it's looking set to be the first one in a long time to go on sale in the US.  The company is contacting those would-be buyers in the US who signed up for more information, telling them that - as of later on today - they'll be able to put down a $99 refundable deposit to buy or lease a Leaf of their own.

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Leaf EV could power your employer Nissan research suggests

Leaf EV could power your employer Nissan research suggests

Plugging in an EV to recharge while you're at work is commonplace for electric car drivers, but Nissan wants to take things the opposite way with its Leaf, with a "Vehicle-To-Building" system that can turn a small fleet of cars into a power source for business infrastructure. The feature, currently in early field testing, sees up to six of Nissan's Leaf - which it's now calling the best-selling electric vehicle in history - connected to a building's power distribution board, and able to feed energy back in when peak supply rates make traditional sources inefficient.

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Nissan self-driving Leaf first to ride on Japanese roads

Nissan self-driving Leaf first to ride on Japanese roads

Nissan is taking its self-driving car to the roads of Japan, securing a street-legal license plate for its autonomous Leaf prototype so that it can begin public testing. The car - which took us for a self-driving spin back in August - uses an amped-up version of Nissan's Safety Shield technology, and is part of the Japanese company's aim to have autonomous vehicles ready for the masses by 2020.

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Nissan Safety Shield upgrade makes Leaf EV self-driving

Nissan Safety Shield upgrade makes Leaf EV self-driving

Nissan has demonstrated a new version of its Safety Shield technology, adding 360-degree sensors to a custom Leaf EV that, with onboard AI, tease the company's ongoing work on autonomous, self-driving cars. Safety Shield, the first version of which will debut on production Nissans later this year, monitors activity around the car; in its new prototypes, shown off for the first time at Nissan 360, the Leaf adds to those senses with full camera coverage from every angle to track potential risks, pedestrians, other vehicles, and road signs.

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