Nissan Motor Company Posts
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (TYO:7201) will be expanding their global EV product line to five models. The company was originally planning on building three electric models, which include the Nissan Leaf, a luxury Infiniti sedan version of the Leaf, and an electric version of the compact cargo van NV200.
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The 2014 Nissan Versa Note Will Have NissanConnect With Navigation, Hands-Free Texting, And Around View Monitor
At this year’s International Auto Show, Nissan showcased the 2014 Nissan Versa Note. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note has 40MPG highway mileage, a 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower (6,000RPM), a dual-fuel injection system, Xtronic CVT, and an active grille shutter. The Around View Monitor makes it easy to parallel park because the car has four cameras to create a virtual 360° image of your vehicle.
Since the Pulse2 founders were raised near the Motor City, we have naturally become car enthusiasts. We have tons of family and friends that work at the big auto companies and their suppliers. After the Department of Energy and the Obama administration pushed billions of dollars in the auto industry, we saw some changes in the environment around us. The optimism from Detroit companies grew since they were getting into the electric vehicle game. We have seen Henrik Fisker and Elon Musk build some great automobiles over the last few years too. This is why we have compiled a list of some of the best electric cars available on the market right now along with their specs. If there are some details that we have missed, let us know in the comments.
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Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is starring in a series of six ads for the Nissan Sentra. The ads will have a dating theme. Mr. Lochte is seen wearing a dressing gown over his swimming Speedo. Over the next few ads, we will see a socially awkward guy named Jeff trying to win over a girl named Felicia. If only Jeff had a Nissan Sentra, he would not be as awkward. Check out the first video in the series below:
Nissan has released an official Android app for Leaf owners that allows users to control their EV from their smartphones. The app shows the vehicle’s charge and can start or stop charging the vehicle with a single button. Nissan also provides app-controlled climate control and a climate control timer. [Engadget]
Nissan’s EV Leaf will come with a “Leaf to Home” system option in Japan by March of 2012. The system will allow users to plug their homes into their cars to charge, using the Leaf’s stored electricity. Bloomberg reports that Nissan hopes to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles within the next six years.
Nissan announced today that the Leaf electric car will cost about $32,780. After a federal tax credit of $7,500, the car will cost about $25,280. The Nissan Leaf competitor Chevy Volt will cost about $32,500 after the federal tax credit.
The Leaf will be going on sale this December, which is about a month after the Volt is released. Infiniti will also be making a luxury version of the Leaf.
“We’ve been working in lithium ion batteries for 17 years,” stated Nissan director of product planning Mark Perry. “So all that advanced research and engineering work we’ve [already] paid for.” The Nissan LEAF will have an iPhone application available for checking temperature and battery levels. [CNN]