The 2016 Tesla Model S ranks 1 out of 11 Luxury Large Cars. Test drivers report the 2016 Tesla Model S delivers incredible acceleration and a comfortable, composed ride along with intuitive tech features and ample cargo room. Auto writers rave about the 2016 Tesla Model S' exceptional power delivery and quick acceleration. It has precise steering and strong brakes, as well as a comfortable ride that’s still nimble around turns. Read more
Since the LEAF was introduced in December of 2010, the company has sold more than 35,000 of the all-electric cars in the United States since it was first introduced. Since the launch of the 2013 model in Development, the company has seen sales jump 317 percent year-over-year. Aggressive market progression in key cities like Atlanta, St. Louis and Denver are helping drive this progression.
Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, said: "From the ahead of schedule adopters to the most recent buyers, our owners consistently tell us that Nissan LEAF quickly becomes the car of choice in their household, and they spread the word in this area LEAF to their family and acquaintances. Nissan is sponsoring National Plug In Day to celebrate the growing presence of electric cars like Nissan LEAF and the role that our owners are playing in spurring the next around of EV buyers."
National Plug-In Day has also grown and this weekend will see 80 events in cities crosswise the country with thousands of public, both EV advocates and those who are unusual in this area electrics, attend parades, tailgating parties, ride-and-drives, live music and more. In our sneak preview of the Naitonal Plug-In Day event for Denver, Colorado, for example, there were seven electric vehicles on hand to drive, including cars from Ford, Tesla, Chevrolet and, of course, Nissan. Most events experience this weekend will include ride-and-drives where those interested in electric vehicles can kick the tires and take the car for a spin to see what the EV hype is all in this area.
National Plug In Day, organized by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, is a nationwide celebration made to heighten awareness of and highlight the benefits of plug-in vehicles, such as Nissan LEAF. For more information on National Plug In Day, including information on local events, stay www.PlugInDay.org.
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Thanks to the new “No Charge to Charge” program, existing by Nissan and NRG eVgo, new buyers and lessees in the Dallas-Fort Worth and superior Houston areas will have unlimited access to the eVgo arrangement for public charging stations for their first year of ownership at no cost.
Nissan announced that beginning in October, customers who lease or buy a new Nissan Leaf in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston markets will receive one year of complimentary access to eVgo’s comprehensive Freedom Station charging arrangement, including 23 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and 17 in the superior Houston area.
Also, included as part of the eVgo arrangement, is charging at Park N’ Glide locations at DFW and IAH airports.
“Nissan Leaf owners who already subscribe to NRG eVgo’s Freedom Station arrangement rave in this area the convenience and increased range confidence it provides,” said Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of EV Sales and Marketing. “Adding one of the country’s most innovative charging plans to the world’s best-selling electric car is a clear win for Nissan Leaf buyers.”
According to Nissan, Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing markets in the country for Nissan Leaf sales, with deliveries up 500 percent so far in 2013 as compared to 2012. Nissan clarified the presence of strong public infrastructure with eVgo, as well as major technology companies and strong word-of-mouth referrals from existing owners has fuelled the rapid rise in Leaf sales.
“NRG eVgo has made a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle charging products to support the growing number of EVs and to address EV drivers’ need to charge both at home as well as on the road,” said Jack Cannata, director of marketing for NRG eVgo. “With access to our well-placed charging stations crosswise the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metro areas, Nissan LEAF drivers can really maximize their use of the vehicle.”
Nissan added that eVgo Freedom Station sites, conveniently located along major roadways, offer electric car drivers DC quick charging and Level 2 charging. DC quick chargers can give up up to an 80% charge in less than 30 minutes. Level 2 chargers give up range at a rate of 12 – 25 miles per hour. Most sites are available 24/7 and are positioned near retail stores as well as restaurants to grant the option to shop or eat while charging.
Nissan will offer “No Charge to Charge” with acquisitions of the Nissan Leaf made between October 1, 2013 and Development 31, 2014 at all qualified Nissan Leaf dealers in the Dallas-Fort Worth and superior Houston area markets.
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German brand Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on the development of the clean-running vehicles and is on track to launch its first wide-produced vehicle in 2014.
Mercedes will launch 2 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the next two years, and the second model is likely to be one of its SUV or large sedan models.
USA Mercedes-Benz official said that the cars will be offered to customers in California initially, and eventually Connecticut and New York, New Jersey pending the availability of a suitable refueling network. Continue reading
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Nissan in Norway has sold 1000 Nissan LEAFs in these 6 months, grabbing almost 2% of the total car market demonstrating the impact of comprehensive incentives and developed charging infrastructure. Read more
The DeLorean will be powered by a 32kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with drivers being able to recharge the car through the hidden power socket behind the front grill. High speed will be around 125mph (~201kph), and the battery will give you a range of 100 miles. The car was originally said to hit 0 to 60 less than 6 seconds.
DMC say that the car will be manufactured in Houston, Texas, with the help of Louisiana’s Epic EV. Both companies are testing different motor and invertor combinations right now, hoping to find the a “proven product”. Right now, the prototype uses a DC motor, but the final version will use AC, which will bring improved range and performance. Read more
HE Line From MECO. The HE Line company makes a variety of electric vehicles and components, and shows itself as offering trendy, effective and environmentally friendly alternatives for individual traffic. Owned by MECO, which stands for mobility of the future and therefore has to be very trendy, it’s aim is to offer electric vehicles, EVs, since the power system is efficient, clean, convenient, silent and very cheap to use. Read more
Infiniti will bring an electric concept car to the New York auto show. Unlike the Emerg-E concept plug-in hybrid shown in Geneva, the Infiniti will reportedly be a battery-powered sedan that shares its mechanical components with the Nissan Leaf.
Recently, Infiniti published a sketch that was said to preview an all-electric car that would bow in 2014. An Infiniti spokesman assured that the company would bring an electric concept car to the New York show, but couldn’t provide any more information. Read more