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Nissan Note will be the first car to use Safety Shield technology

Nissan Note will be the first car to use Safety Shield technology

Nissan has announced a new small car that's packed with some interesting technology. The small car is called the Nissan Note and will be the first car model to launch using Nissan's new Safety Shield technology. Safety Shield technology uses Nissans Around View Monitor system to enhance the drivers field of vision.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Automakers Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center. The automakers say that initially the new research center will focus on autonomous driving and connected cars.

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Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Track Edition

Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Track Edition

In addition to being an avid card guy, I'm also an avid amateur road racer. I've spent a lot of time over the years on the racetrack and at your typical track day, the vehicles that show up to race are impressively varied. I've spent time on the track running against everything from Porsche 911 GT3s to Spec Miatas, Mustangs and Camaros. I've also spent a good bit of time on track with various Nissan GT-Rs.

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Nissan unveils new performance lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Nissan unveils new performance lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Nissan pulled out all the stops at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show taking place this week. The company unveiled two new NISMO vehicles and new commercial vehicle, one of which is a new 2014 370Z, the other a 2014 Juke crossover vehicle, and lastly a NV200 cargo van. Nissan's NISMO cars are the company's definition of "cutting-edge performance, technology, and aerodynamics."

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Nissan gives the Leaf a new energy-efficient Bose audio system

Nissan gives the Leaf a new energy-efficient Bose audio system

Typically, when we think of electric vehicles and driving range, we only think about the electric motors that actually propel the vehicle. However, electric vehicles have more than the electric motors that draw power from the battery. Inside the electric vehicle the HVAC system, infotainment system, and any other electronics have to get the power they need to operate directly from the battery packs.

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Nissan plans to triple available electric vehicle fast chargers in Washington DC

Nissan plans to triple available electric vehicle fast chargers in Washington DC

Despite the fact that the United States government is pushing hard for drivers to adopt electric vehicles and hybrids, most drivers are sticking with traditional automobiles. One of the big reasons that many drivers are staying away from electric vehicles is because the charging infrastructure in the United States is still very poor in most areas. That means that electric vehicle drivers are stuck operating their cars only within range of their home or offices where they can plug-in.

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Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan team on fuel-cell cars by 2017

Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan team on fuel-cell cars by 2017

Ford, Daimler AG, and the Renault-Nissan alliance will jointly a develop a fuel-cell system for eco-conscious motoring, with the first mass-market, "affordable" model tipped for 2017. The pact - which follows a similar agreement by BMW and Toyota, also concerning fuel-cell technology - will see a single fuel-cell stack and system that will form the basis of a new range of cars from each marque, with the same underlying technology rebranded to suit different consumer segments.

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Nissan slashes entry-level Leaf EV by $6k

Nissan slashes entry-level Leaf EV by $6k

Nissan's new Leaf EV could be priced as low as $18,800 in 2013, as the company chases elusive sales and first-time electric car buyers with a refreshed, budget version. The company, already stinging from less-than-anticipated demand for the Leaf worldwide, had previously confirmed that it would be introducing a third, entry-level version of the car for the new year; now, it's confirmed pricing, though exactly how good a deal drivers will get depends on their local subsidies.

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Cheaper Nissan Leaf confirmed to spur 2013 EV sales

Cheaper Nissan Leaf confirmed to spur 2013 EV sales

Nissan has confirmed a new version of the Leaf electric car will launch this year, a cheaper model to lower the cost of entry to EVs, though the car company is yet to announce actual pricing. The new Leaf S - which will go on sale alongside two more feature-packed variants of the car - should hit showrooms in February, Nissan says, with the primary compromise being the absence of a new fast charging system.

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Nissan expands battery warranty coverage for Leaf EVs

Nissan expands battery warranty coverage for Leaf EVs

Nissan hasn't been having the best of luck with its all-electric Leaf. The vehicle hasn't sold in numbers like the automaker had hoped. Out of the consumers who purchased the Leaf, nearly 18,000 complained of battery capacity loss and poor performance of the vehicle battery packs.

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Infiniti cars to be prefixed with “Q” and “QX” starting in the 2014 model year

Infiniti cars to be prefixed with “Q” and “QX” starting in the 2014 model year

With the launch of the 2014 model year, Nissan will begin prefixing Infiniti model cars with "Q" and crossovers and SUVs with "QX." This change will make it easier to identify what type of vehicle the model number applies to, a system far easier than the current barrage of letters that pepper Infiniti's various models. This comes a few weeks after Nissan announced that the 2014 Infiniti G37 will be unveiled in Detroit.

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Nissan announces US battery plant for Leaf EV

Nissan announces US battery plant for Leaf EV

Nissan recently celebrated two years of Leaf EV sales. During the celebration, Nissan also announced that it would be opening a battery plant in the United States in Smyrna, Tennessee. The battery plant will be the largest lithium-Ion automotive battery plant in the United States.

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