Nissan

  • Nissan expands its free charging promotion as electric car competition from Tesla and others heats up

    Nissan expands its free charging promotion as electric car competition from Tesla and others heats up

    To say that Nissan is watching Tesla’s every move would be an understatement. The Japanese automaker started this month with a splash, announcing it is expanding its No Charge to Charge promotion to include 11 new markets, such as Las Vegas, Cleveland and the car capital of Detroit to name a few. The program offers new Leaf drivers two years of free public charging with the purchase… Read More

  • ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

    ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

    ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million raised from investors like BMW iVentures and Siemens, among others. ChargePoint already has the largest EV charging network in North America, with 28,000 stations installed since 2007. According to the U.S. Department of… Read More

  • Scoot Unleashes New Four-Wheeler Quad Cars On San Francisco Streets

    Scoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the streets of San Francisco. Starting today, Scoot members have the option to rent one of these adorable little cars to get them anywhere in the 7×7. Known as the Scoot Quad, this is an all-electric vehicle that you can turn on with the… Read More

  • Scratch Shield: Nissan Introduces World’s First Self-Healing iPhone Case

    Scratch Shield: Nissan Introduces World’s First Self-Healing iPhone Case

    An iPhone case from Nissan? As you can imagine, it would make no sense for the automaker to develop an ordinary case, and the so-called Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone Case is actually special. According to the company, it’s the world’s first “self-healing” iPhone cover: in other words, it quickly fixes (fine) scratches by itself. Nissan says they used their self-healing… Read More

  • New Nissan Leaf Models Will Feature Wireless Charging And Other Electrical Advances

    New Nissan Leaf Models Will Feature Wireless Charging And Other Electrical Advances

    We like the Leaf. It’s not a good choice for everyone, but it’s a great second car or city car, set back the most perhaps by the trouble one has to take in charging it. At home you are advised to spring for a high-capacity outlet, and abroad you must plan your trips to coincide with existing charge points. Anything that can make adding power to these cars easier will increase… Read More

  • A Ten-Minute Charger For The Nissan Leaf – In Time

    A Ten-Minute Charger For The Nissan Leaf – In Time

    One of the drawbacks of current (if you will) electric cars is the rather long time it takes to charge their batteries. We found with the Leaf that as long as you adapt your lifestyle to it a bit, it’s not a problem, but the unexpected happens and it would suck to be at low charge when you suddenly need to get to the hospital, or what have you. Quick-charge solutions are out there, but… Read More

  • The Linux Foundation Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit

    The Linux Foundation Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit

    The Linux Foundation announced today the first ever Automotive Linux Summit. Taking place in Japan on November 28, 2011, it will be an opportunity to address the growing need for carmakers and Linux developers to collaborate on the future of cars as devices. Nissan and Toyota will both be there, along with Intel, NEC, and a host of other mobile solutions developers. Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases “Smart House Of The Future”

    CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases “Smart House Of The Future”

    Next-generation homes are definitely one of the big trends at the CEATEC 2011 exhibition that currently takes place in Chiba, Japan. We have covered multiple “smart home” concepts from various Japan companies over the last years, and at CEATEC, Nissan’s so-called NSH-2012 Smart House of the Future is stealing the show. It’s not a typical home but rather a simple… Read More

  • Nissan Sticks QR Codes On Vehicle Window Stickers

    Nissan Sticks QR Codes On Vehicle Window Stickers

    Car buying sucks but Nissan is trying to make it suck less by putting QR codes on vehicle window stickers. The thought is that buyers might want a little more info than the Maroni providers, and these QR codes are a direct link to Nissan. Jon Brancheau, Nissan’s VP of of Marketing calls the On Vehicle Graphics QR codes a “silent salesperson” but it’s more like a… Read More

  • Nissan Adds New Features To The Leaf For 2012 Including A Higher Price

    Nissan Adds New Features To The Leaf For 2012 Including A Higher Price

    Consumers have spoken and Nissan has listened. The 2012 Nissan Leaf will now pack more standard features — and a noticeably higher price. Starting July 25 the second model year Leaf will be available for order in the Southeastern United States and Illinois. Consumers with existing reservations have first dibs, though. That is if those consumers are still on board after they see the… Read More

  • Nissan And 4R Testing New Solar EV Charging Stations

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and 4R Energy Corporation announced today that the two companies have developed and installed a new EV charging solution that combines renewable solar energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries. The system was recently installed for testing at Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The system uses the solar cells to collect the energy and a large… Read More

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