Post Tagged with: "Nissan Leaf"

Car Companies Don’t Sell Gas, But Nissan Is Juicing Up Electric Cars

Car Companies Don’t Sell Gas, But Nissan Is Juicing Up Electric Cars

by / on August 5, 2013

Since unveiling the all-electric Leaf in 2010, Franklin-based Nissan has become not just an automaker, but a fuel supplier. The company is now installing chargers at dealerships and building 600 pound batteries at its Smyrna plant. And it’s figuring out what to do with those batteries at the end of their useful life.

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Nissan Pays For Chargers Where Leaf Is Popular

Nissan Pays For Chargers Where Leaf Is Popular

by / on April 23, 2013

Nissan is paying to install 500 more electric charging stations nationwide. The company says its targeting places where its Smyrna built all-electric Leaf is popular.

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Leaf Helps Drive Nissan to Best Month Ever

Leaf Helps Drive Nissan to Best Month Ever

by / on April 2, 2013

Nissan North America says its March sales were the best ever.

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Busy Nashville Corridor Left Out of Car Charger Bonanza

by / on March 18, 2013

There are now more than 200 public charging stations for electric vehicles in Middle Tennessee. Gallatin has seven; East Nashville has a whole bevy, with 18. You’ll even find them in small towns like Portland and Springfield. But one of Nashville’s busiest commercial areas is a charging desert.

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Nissan Gives Leaf a Spin on the Racetrack

Nissan Gives Leaf a Spin on the Racetrack

by / on February 25, 2013

Franklin-based Nissan North America is still trying to convince consumers that electric cars can be fun to drive. One way it’s doing that is by showing off a souped up version of the all-electric Leaf.

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Nissan Quietly Opens Smyrna Battery Plant

Nissan Quietly Opens Smyrna Battery Plant

by / on December 12, 2012

Nissan says the first electric car batteries produced at its plant in Smyrna are ready to be charged up. The Franklin-based automaker announced the official opening of its new plant in Smyrna Wednesday with little fanfare.

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Nissan Pulls Plug on Battery Plant Grand Opening

Nissan Pulls Plug on Battery Plant Grand Opening

by / on November 9, 2012

The grand opening of Nissan’s new electric car battery plant in Smyrna has been cancelled. A spokesperson for the automaker says scheduling conflicts have been encountered “among key stakeholders.”

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ORNL Working to Charge Cars On the Fly

ORNL Working to Charge Cars On the Fly

by / on September 17, 2012

Oak Ridge National Lab has been working on getting rid of power cords for all kinds of chargeable devices. Scientists are now close to commercializing wireless chargers for electric cars.

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DC Fast Charging Makes Tennessee Debut

by / on October 31, 2011

Today marks another milestone for the electric vehicle in Tennessee. High voltage fast charging rolls into the state. Drivers of the Nissan Leaf will now have more capability to extend the vehicle’s limited 100 mile range.

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Nissan Has Best September in 26 Years

by / on October 3, 2011

Franklin-based Nissan North America sold more than 84-thousand cars in September. That’s an increase of 28 percent from a year before and the automaker’s best September in more than 25 years.

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Nissan Wants Official Leaf Wave

Nissan Wants Official Leaf Wave

by / on July 27, 2011

Nissan is searching for a universal greeting that can be exchanged by owners of its all-electric car that will soon be built in Smyrna. Like drivers of Jeep Wranglers or Chevy Corvettes waving at each other, Nissan wants suggestions for an official Leaf “wave.”

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Public Car Chargers Still Available in Tennessee

by / on June 13, 2011

Businesses in Tennessee have been slower to adopt public car charging stations than first expected, in part because of uncertainty about the technology.

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Nissan Sales Up, Automaker Gets NYC Taxi Deal

by / on May 4, 2011

Franklin-based Nissan North America reported a sales increase for the month of April, up 12 percent from the same period last year.

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NES Electric Vehicle Forecasters Include Political Affiliation in Predictions

NES Electric Vehicle Forecasters Include Political Affiliation in Predictions

by / on January 3, 2011

Nashville Electric Service needs to know who might buy an electric car in the next few years as Nissan and Chevy bring plug-in vehicles to market. Charging the batteries pulls so much power from the grid that more than a couple on one street can overload an old transformer.

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Nashville Hotels, Restaurants Want in on EV Chargers

Nashville Hotels, Restaurants Want in on EV Chargers

by / on November 16, 2010

Hotels, restaurants and even churches are vying to host the state’s first public charging stations for electric vehicles. This week they’re signing agreements to participate in a stimulus-funded project. Hundreds of organizations are considering turning their parking lots into the gas stations of the future.

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Car Buffs Give Front Seat View of New Era in Autos

Car Buffs Give Front Seat View of New Era in Autos

by / on November 8, 2010

The guys who test drive cars for a living have finally spent some quality time with the Leaf. Nissan’s all-electric car should be on the road next month.

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