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Japan Auto Show Unveils Future of Electric Cars

This could be the future of the electric car. Nissan’s Pivo 3 is one of the clean energy stars of the Tokyo Motor Show. It’s smart, as well as green, and equipped with an auto-parking function. Its maneuverability also allows the car to turn 180 degrees in some of the narrowest streets. Nissan’s CEO, Carlos...

Nissan’s New Electric Car Plan

They already make the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle. Now, Nissan has another environmental plan. The carmaker wants to expand the global market for electric vehicles, cut CO2 emissions and invest more in environmental technologies. Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s CEO, had this to say: “We are also focused on developing lighter materials and optimizing vehicles. For...

Revenge of the Electric Car

The electric car may be the star, but it’s the men behind its rebirth that drive the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car.” The sequel to director Chris Paine’s “Who Killed the Electric Car,” focuses on three champions of electric cars: Tesla’s Elon Musk, Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn and General Motors’ Bob Lutz, who late in...

This Breakthrough Will Soon Slash EV Prices Drastically

As you may know, President Obama announced that he wants one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2015. But thanks to tepid EV sales from the industry’s leaders – General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Nissan (TYO: 7201) – not everyone’s convinced it can happen. As The New American reports, “Throughout July, a whopping...

Concerns Raised About EVs’ Harmful Side Effects

As part of his plan to put the brakes on carbon emissions, President Obama wants to get one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. Sure, getting all those EVs on the road is a great step toward going green. But what about the infrastructure to support an influx of EVs? Currently, there are...