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Nissan Announces Racing Version of LEAF

19/04/2011 Comments off

 

Nissan has announced that it will unveil a racing version of its all-electric LEAF called the NISMO RC at the New York Auto Show on April 20. The NISMO version will feature a carbon fiber body, rear-wheel drive, a shorter wheel base and will sit about a foot lower than the standard LEAF. It weighs in at 2,068 pounds – about 40 percent less than the standard version.   Read more…

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Nissan Is Open To China Green Car Alliance

08/09/2010 Comments off

Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

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Nissan Motor is open to a green car alliance with Chinese automakers, a senior executive said, as it moves to tap the fledgling industry in the world’s largest auto market.

Nissan, 44% held by Renault, is joining General Motors and others in the race for green vehicles which according to analysts, could be the next industry gold mine.

“It’s impossible to develop electric vehicles alone. Joint effort is a more feasible solution,” Yasuaki Hashimoto, president of Nissan China Investment Co, said in an interview.

“Mr Li had also said the alliance won’t stop at the existing 16 member companies only. It can be expanded,” Hashimoto said, referring to Li Rongrong, head of China’s state asset watchdog who has recently retired.

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Renault-Nissan collaborate with European utilities companies for their EV’s

05/09/2010 Comments off

The Nissan Leaf

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The Renault-Nissan alliance will plug their electric vehicles into two of Europe’s biggest utilities, Italy’s Enel S.p.A. and Spain’s Endesa S.A., to promote electric mobility across the continent and in Latin America.

As it is known, the French and Japanese carmakers formed an alliance in 1999 and together accounts for 9% of the global market share while Enel acquired Endesa and today they are present to 23 countries.

 Both, are taking steps towards the global trend for electric vehicles and claimed that swapping a conventional vehicle with an electric vehicle will lower CO2 emissions by as much as 45% based on the average efficiency of the Italian generation fleet.

Renault S.A. and Nissan Motor Company will work on integrating their electric cars into the power interface of Enel’s recharging infrastructure. They will also develop integrated E.V. products and services, study various recharging technologies and look into the possibility of using a battery as an energy storage system of renewable power in the second part of its life cycle.

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