Official: Nissan Leaf outsells Chevy Volt 1,953 to 1,766 in September
Oct01

Official: Nissan Leaf outsells Chevy Volt 1,953 to 1,766 in September

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, Nissan Before we start, let’s state that the annual Labor Day sales bump was included with September sales in 2012 and with August in 2013. The change means that, overall, a drop in 2013 sales doesn’t really represent a decline in sales, since there were fewer official sales days and no Labor Day sales in September 2013. You can get details on the industry’s quirky calendar...

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Report: Palo Alto to require electric car charger pre-wiring in new homes
Oct01

Report: Palo Alto to require electric car charger pre-wiring in new homes

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Electric The city of Palo Alto, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is already on the cutting edge of modern technology, as the home of Tesla Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Stanford University. It also has large facilities run by Facebook, Apple, Google and PayPal. Outside of the private sector, though, there’s not a lot to distinguish Palo Alta from other very wealthy ZIP...

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Report: Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds
Oct01

Report: Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Europe/EU, Racing Say “Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology.” Now, understand that, in less than the time it took you to read that, students of that particular school can fling their electric car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Pretty impressive, wouldn’t you say? The university’s racing team had apparently been looking to get its DUT12 racing EV to go from 0-62 in 2.3...

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Report: Williams developing hybrid system for next Nissan GT-R?
Oct01

Report: Williams developing hybrid system for next Nissan GT-R?

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Nissan Back in June, Nissan announced a new partnership with Williams that would see the Formula One team’s applied sciences division help develop a new line of Nismo performance models. It’s not the only agreement Renault-Nissan has signed with an F1 team: Infiniti is the title sponsor for Red Bull and Renault powers four teams on the grid. It’s also just the latest client...

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Report: Aston Martin Cygnet bumbles its way out of production
Oct01

Report: Aston Martin Cygnet bumbles its way out of production

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Hatchback, Aston Martin, Luxury According to a report in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the Aston Martin Cygnet has gone out of production. Although its name means “little swan,” it never really got away from being the ugly-yet-seemingly-necessary duckling in the English automaker’s lineup. Not for lack of trying, though, with Aston Martin dressing up the Toyota (or Scion) iQ in the...

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