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Nissan LEAF battery to power homes

Nissan LEAF battery to power homes

The large capacity battery in Nissan's LEAF electric vehicle will soon be able to power entire homes. Nichicon has developed a new Vehicle to Home System called "EV Power Station" that can both charge and discharge the EV's batteries, distributing its electricity to the household. The EV Power Station is said to be the world's first such charging device capable of supplying household power.

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Nissan adds ingenious Easy Fill Tire Alert to 2013 Altima

Nissan adds ingenious Easy Fill Tire Alert to 2013 Altima

The United States has required tire pressure monitoring systems to be installed on vehicles for years. These are the systems that make a dash light glow if you have a tire with low-pressure. The problem with the pressure monitoring systems in many vehicles is that they don't say which tire is low, so if you don't have a tire gauge you have to continually go back and look at the dash light to see if the light goes off.

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California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California has gained a reputation as one of the scripted governmental bodies in the world when it comes to the environment, and like it or not, there's no denying that its legislation drives green technology. At the moment the top six automakers in the state - Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan - are required to sell a certain number of all-electric or fuel-cell cars every year. California has updated its mandate so that by 2018, any automaker that sells 20,000 vehicles or more in the state will also be held accountable.

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Nissan DeltaWing gets wet and wild

Nissan DeltaWing gets wet and wild

Nissan's DeltaWing project is on track to take on the famous 24-hour Le Mans race in June. It recently had its first serious run on the wet tracks of UK's Snetterton circuit, proving that it can handle the slippery conditions that are common to the rainy competition. Unlike all the other fuel guzzling super vehicles gearing up for the demanding race, the Nissan DeltaWing uses half the gas thanks to its smaller engine, lighter weight, and more aerodynamic design.

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Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

I've wondered for a long time why it is manufacturers tend to make electric vehicles and hybrids so unattractive. Cars like the Nissan Leaf the Toyota Prius are boring and boxy looking. Thankfully, some companies are starting to come out with hybrids and EVs that are green and good-looking. One of the latest vehicles that falls into the green and attractive range is the Infiniti LE concept that surfaced this week at the New York Auto Show.

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NYC gets new Nissan NV200 prototype taxi

NYC gets new Nissan NV200 prototype taxi

Having never visited New York City, I'm not particularly familiar with the city's fleet of taxicabs. Judging by the fact that the city's new traditional taxicab replacement, the Nissan NV200, boasts among it's interesting features germ fighting seems to cut down on bad odors, the average taxi must be a smelly place. The image here is a shot of the prototype Nissan NV200 being unloaded in New York City.

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Nissan DeltaWing goes road racing

Nissan DeltaWing goes road racing

The car you see here isn't Batman's latest ride, it's called the Nissan DeltaWing, and it looks very strange. The car is described as part road racer and part salt flat racer it is designed to be more aerodynamic than other cars on the grid and to use half the fuel the other vehicles use. Interestingly, the car isn't a pure flight of fantasy research project either. It will be coming to the 24 hours of LeMans. Fuel economy is a huge deal in endurance racing and if the car delivers on its promise it could be very competitive indeed.

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