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.Read more ›
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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.Read more ›
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.”Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›