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Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Car manufacturers aren't betting the farm on all-electric and hybrid cars; gas engines are still going to be around for a while, and Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-owner Daimler plan to squeeze the very best out of them. A freshly inked collaboration between the firms will see them double up on a new, turbocharged powerplant that - despite using gas not hydrogen fuel-cells or batteries - will deliver "a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as low emissions."

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NYC approves Nissan as exclusive taxi provider

NYC approves Nissan as exclusive taxi provider

Back in April, I mentioned that New York City had received its first Nissan NV200 prototype taxi. The taxis are like small vans and have some nice conveniences like back seat charging ports for mobile phones, and large skylights to allow passengers to look up at buildings. Nissan has received approval to be the exclusive taxi provider for New York City.

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2013 Nissan Sentra boosts economy with new CVT

2013 Nissan Sentra boosts economy with new CVT

Nissan has revealed its 2013 Sentra: lighter, more fuel efficient, but with more space inside than the model it replaces. Set to hit US roads come the fall, the new Sentra debuts a 1.8-liter engine and Xtronic CVT transmission that adds a sub-planetary gear for reduced fuel consumption, and in fact the combination is good for a claimed 34mpg combined. Inside, there's the company's latest NissanConnect with text-to-speech for SMS and Pandora streaming.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 23, 2012

Welcome to Thursday folks - just one more work day to go and another weekend will be here. Today a new video gave us a look at reported iPhone 5 parts, and it seems that the iPhone will be sporting a new look with the next iteration. Recent whispers are saying that Nokia will reveal a total of three new Windows Phone devices during its September 5 event in New York City, and today Microsoft updated its logo for the first time in a whopping 25 years.

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Nissan embraces Microsoft Kinect for Windows to show off 2013 Pathfinder

Nissan embraces Microsoft Kinect for Windows to show off 2013 Pathfinder

For 2013, Nissan has completely redesigned the Pathfinder SUV. In previous years the Nissan Pathfinder was much boxier than most of the other offerings from Nissan, but for 2013 that will all change. The completely redesigned Pathfinder has a lot more curves and more closely resembles the Murano from Nissan than in previous years. The new SUV is set to hit dealer showrooms later this fall.

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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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