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Nissan Pivo 3 EV concept gets closer to reality

Nissan Pivo 3 EV concept gets closer to reality

Nissan will be showing off its latest electric vehicle concept called the Pivo 3 at next month's Tokyo Motor Show. But ahead of the major event, the company has released some photos and videos this week of the third-generation Pivo and it's looking much closer to a realistic production vehicle than ever before.

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Nissan makes huge improvements in green tech with new fuel cell stack

Nissan makes huge improvements in green tech with new fuel cell stack

One of the green technologies that could eliminate or greatly reduce the need for petroleum in the future is the fuel cell. The fuel cell is able to create power using reactions inside the cell. Fuel cell powered vehicles are green and produce no emissions. One of the companies that is working hard towards a fuel cell vehicle is Nissan and Nissan showed off its first fuel cell back in 2005.

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Nissan announces pricing for 2012 370Z models

Nissan announces pricing for 2012 370Z models

When it comes to sports cars one of the popular options that is available in the US for people shopping in the low $40,000 and under range is the Nissan 370Z. Nissan has now announced the official pricing for the models for 2012. The pricing on the 2012 370Z Roadster and 370Z Coupe are unchanged from 2011. The Z Coupe starts at $31,459 for the manual transmission version.

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Nissan blasts Top Gear for misleading Leaf EV critique

Nissan blasts Top Gear for misleading Leaf EV critique

BBC motoring show Top Gear has been accused of purposefully sabotaging the performance of Nissan's Leaf electric car, in an attempt to make the earth-friendly auto look less reliable in a TV segment. While in the road test, outspoken host Jeremy Clarkson was shown running out of power in the Leaf, miles away from a recharging point, Nissan says that subsequent review of the data the car collects indicates that the test was begun with the batteries at just 40-percent and that Top Gear intentionally drove in circles to further reduce that charge.

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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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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet First Drive

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet First Drive

The was a time when having a convertible meant sacrificing rear seats and trunk space, but more and more vehicles are losing their heads and offering sunlit driving. Nissan, though, claims it has still managed a world's-first with the Murano CrossCabriolet, so far the only crossover AWD drop-top. On offer is a lofty driving position with room for four, along with a fast-shifting roof and all the safety kit you'd expect; Nissan invited SlashGear down to its Dallas showcase to take the Murano CrossCabriolet for a spin.

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