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The Dashboard - Lineup for Le Mans and the 2015 Murano Debuts in NYC

This week, Super GT racer Satoshi Motoyama completes the team to drive the ZEOD RC at Le Mans; the new 2015 Nissan Murano up close; and Nissan's comeback in the Philippines.

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Motoyama Tapped to Drive ZEOD RC at Le Mans

Japanese ace Satoshi Motoyama will drive the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans alongside GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez and Wolfgang Reip.

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The Dashboard - Datsun in Russia, and An Olympian at the British GT Championship

This week, the Datsun on-DO launches in Russia; the Nissan LEAF charges on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano; and British Olympian Sir Chris Hoy trades cycling for racing in the 2014 British GT Championship.

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The Dashboard - GT-R Nismo and the New Line-up at Le Mans

This week, the Nissan GT-R Nismo at the Tochigi Proving Ground, Nissan's Smart rearview mirror, and Belgian Wolfgang Ripe joins Nissan's driver line-up for Le Mans 24 Hours.

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The Dashboard - Nissan in Bhutan and India

This week, Nissan partners with the Kingdom of Bhutan on a national EV strategy, and Datsun's redi-GO CONCEPT debuts in Delhi.

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The Dashboard - A Milestone for the Nissan LEAF

This week, we cover Nissan's celebration of the 100,000th Nissan LEAF sold globally with owner profiles, and truck fans redefine the Nissan Titan in Las Vegas.

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Local LEAF Sourcing and the Young Risers - The Dashboard Digest

This week, sourcing for Nissan LEAF production in the U.S. goes local; the Young Risers of Indonesia; and our top stories of 2013.

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Backstage Pass: Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show ended Sunday, but this Backstage Pass has all the before and after excitement at Nissan's booth.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motor Show and Highway Debuts

This week, we tour Tokyo Motor Show 2013 with Nissan's Francois Bancon; new NISMO models also premiere at the LA Auto Show; and Nissan's AD vehicle takes to a highway in Japan.

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The Dashboard On The Road - Tokyo Motor Show 2013

This week, The Dashboard On The Road comes to you from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo BIg Sight, where we experience the best and brightest of technological innovation among 180 automotive brands.

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The Dashboard Digest - A Prime Ride, the BladeGlider and Vine

This week, Nissan's autonomous drive vehicle chauffeurs Japan's Prime Minister; a glimpse of the Nissan BladeGlider; and six-second storytelling with Vine.

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The Dashboard Digest - Earnings and LCVs

This week, Nissan revises its year-end forecast downward; the first NV200 taxi starts taking fares in NYC; and the Center of Design and Development for light commercial vehicles celebrates 10 years of growth.

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BladeGlider to Soar at Tokyo Motor Show: Sneak Peek

The Nissan BladeGlider will debut at Tokyo Motor Show: Enjoy a sneak peek.

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More Reflections on Driving ZEOD RC

Former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm offers more on driving the Nissan ZEOD RC.

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The Dashboard Digest - The ZEOD's First Run

This week, the ZEOD, RC racer debuts at Fuji Speedway; the Director of Motorsport Innovation on the electric challenge; and former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm discusses the ZEOD's first run.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motorsports and "Choimobi"

This week, Nissan reveals its all-electric ZEOD racer, Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel talks about the Suzuka Circuit; and Yokohama City launches a new EV-sharing program.

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At the Foot of Fuji: ZEOD RC

ZEOD RC begins its ascent towards Le Mans with a second run at Fuji Speedway.

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From Zero to ZEOD

Nissan Director of Motorsport Innovation Ben Bowlby explains the first seven months of ZEOD RC, the next generation of electric racing.

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The Best of Motorsport Japan

Highlights from Nissan's exhibit at the Motorsport Japan Festival held in Odaiba, Tokyo.

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The Dashboard Digest - Autonomous Driving Demo and Myanmar's Market

This week, Nissan's debuts its demo of autonomous driving; we catch up with the very first Nissan LEAF owner; and Nissan in Myanmar.

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The Week in Autos - IPOs, iTunes and indiegogo

This week, Chrysler's IPO; Apple partners with Nissan for iTunes Radio; and Honda's drive for drive-in theaters.

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Nissan Advanced Driver Tech: Paving the 20-20 Road

Nissan took delivery of Japan’s first license plate for a car equipped with highly-advanced driver assist systems, clearing the way for testing on Japan's public roads.

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EVs Racing Ahead

Take a few hot laps in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC with COO Toshiyuki Shiga at Nissan 360.

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The Week in Autos - Safety, Smile Drive and Scooters

This week, Tesla's Model S gets high marks for safety; Google ties up with Volkswagen for a new driving app on Android; and Dutch designers take hemp to the road.

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The Week in Autos - Luxury Goes Electric, Hackers Take on Cars

This week, BMW's new i3 EV; a charging standard for Japan; and hackers take on cars.

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The Week in Autos - Down in Detroit and Bentley's SUV

This week, we discuss bankruptcy for Detroit, a milestone in EV sales, and Bentley breaking into luxury SUVs.

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The Week in Autos - Blast Off!

This week, Formula One and the Pirelli tire controversy; GM and Honda agree to cooperate on fuel cells; and a robot prepares for space.

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The Dashboard Digest - The NODE and NISMO

This week, Nissan rewards innovative thinkers; Nismo's CALSONIC IMPUL champions at the Sepang Circuit; and the world's fastest electric racing car unveiled for 2014 Le Mans.

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The Week in Autos - The Tesla Swap and Super Luxury

This week, Tesla's Elon Musk demonstrates battery swapping; the U.S. Department of Energy calculates savings for EV owners; and look out for Rolls-Royce on the streets of Manila.

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The Dashboard Digest - Interbrand's Greenest and the Taxi of Tomorrow

This week, Interbrand's top five Best Global Green Brands 2013 reveal a changed auto industry. Nissan's anti-aging secrets, and New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow debuts this fall.

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The Week in Autos: Future Interface

This week, we take a look at the mood created by Renault's Twin'Z concept electric car, Apple's announcement of a new iOS for automakers, and one U.S. state's bid for electronic license plates.

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Nissan's Green Gains

Nissan surged to fifth in Interband's Best Global Green Brand ranking for 2013, benefiting from the success of the LEAF electric vehicle.

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The Dashboard Digest: Canton Celebrations and A Tale of Racing

This week, Nissan throws a party to celebrate a decade of manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi; drifting in the Nissan GT-R and LEAF Nismo RC; and Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber's own history of driving.

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The Week in Autos - Raising the Red Flag

This week, problems for Israeli company Better Place, Ford plans to end production in Australia, and Chinese automaker FAW has big plans for Hongqi Red Flag sedans at home.

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Saturday EV-ent in Yokohama

Take the LEAF NISMO RC for a spin in Yokohama, or try doughnuts in a GT-R.

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The Week in Autos - Imports Take Share, Honda Takes Flight

This week, imports on the rise in the Japan's car market, endurance race car driver Keiko Ihara is the new face of electric vehicles, and Honda's new light jet prepares to take off.

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The Week in Autos - Soaring Profits, Propellers

This week, localization bolsters sales of Nissan LEAF, Japanese automakers announce strong earnings for the fiscal year, and one company's bet on flying cars.

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The Week in Autos - Shanghai to Sochi

This week, the greener highlights of the Shanghai Auto Show, GM's vision for growth in China, and Formula One's Sebastian Vettel as the first to tread the Russian Grand Prix circuit at Sochi.

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The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013, featuring a special look at the cars and trends driving the world's biggest market.

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The Dashboard Digest: Gamers-to-Racers, Musical Robots

This week, GT Academy gamers-to-racers are on the track at Monza, what does it take to interpret for a CEO, how the factories of Japan are alive with the sound of music, and LEAF owners ride in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC.

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Design for China

China's one-child families have the auto industry tailoring products for the 240-million strong generation, with Nissan's Friend-ME concept debuting in Shanghai.

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The Dashboard Digest - GT-R on ice, and Nismo's podium finish

This week, the GT-R breaks speed records on ice, Oslo as the European EV capital, and Nismo's podium finish at the start of the Super GT season.

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Leading the Charge

Norway has the most EVs per capita of any country in the world, and sales of Nissan LEAF continue to grow, supported by charging infrastructure.

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The Dashboard Digest - Clay to cars, and Nismo's samurai spirit

This week, we take a look at clay modeling, a history of the Tama electric car, and a blessing for Nismo to start the Super GT season.

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The Dashboard Digest - UK-built LEAF, New York Auto Show

This week Prime Minister David Cameron attends a ceremony to mark the UK production of the Nissan LEAF; we visit the New York motor show, and a new role at Infiniti for F1 champion Sebastian Vettel.

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An EV Degree

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says localization and lower costs will be key to Nissan's leadership in China's emerging electric car market.

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A Look Back at 2012: The Highlights

The last 12 months have been hugely eventful for Nissan Motor Company with a host of new vehicle launches, sporting successes on the track and expansion in fast-growing markets from India to Brazil.

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The Dashboard Digest - LEAFs for Evernote

This week we look at how the LEAF plays a special role for employees at Evernote in California; the new LEAF in production in Sunderland, UK; and LCVs for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

This week, CLSA's senior analyst Christopher Richter joins us to talk about the business of Formula One, EVs in China and the crux of marketing cars to younger buyers.

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The Dashboard Digest: Less heavy metal, 1 million visitors, EV infrastucture

The Dashboard Digest this week highlights a breakthrough in high-tensile steel, the one millionth visitor this year to Nissan's Gallery and EV lessons from the dawn of the petrol era.

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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

This week, Volvo's external airbags, F1's Infiniti Red Bull Racing team in Australia, and the EVs of Tesla and Tony Stark.

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Nissan LEAF: Beyond the Numbers with Billy Hayes

The all-electric Nissan Leaf recently passed a sales landmark of 50,000 cars, but Nissan Vice President Billy Hayes says the company wants to build and sell more.

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The Dashboard - 100% Electric

This week on The Dashboard a trial of the New Mobility Concept vehicles and the LEAF working for the city of Sydney, Australia.

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The Dashboard - EV Taxis and Racing Supercars

This week on The Dashboard, Mexico City goes electric with taxis, supercars in Australia, and the making of the Infiniti Red Bull RB9 Formula 1 racecar.

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The Dashboard - Inside Nissan's Oppama Plant

The Dashboard comes to you from Nissan's Oppama Plant, a pioneer in flexible manufacturing and the production site of the Nissan Juke, Sylphy, Cube and 100%-electric LEAF. We report on Oppama's 3-millionth visitor, a prestigious award for Nissan's Resonance concept crossover hybrid, and take a look at optical wireless technology for cars.

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NISMO's New Strategy

At Tokyo Auto Salon 2013, NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani talks with the Global Media Center on the new strategy to bring greater customization and performance to cars.

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Countdown to Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan Motor Co., Autech Japan and Nismo will present a variety of unique vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 from January 11. Here's a taster of what to expect.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard, Nissan LEAF special

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard - Race Queen to Racer

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard - New Mobility Concept

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard, episode 1

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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The Dashboard - Eco products and learning leadership

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Dashboard - Nissan LEAF Special

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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Excitement for EV-eryone

Nissan celebrated the LEAF electric vehicle’s second birthday in Japan with a gathering of more than 200 owners at its GranDrive testing track.

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Electrifying hot laps

Nissan LEAF owners found out just how fast zero emission can be in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC. They were driven around a test track in Japan by Nissan racing drivers in the all-electric race car.

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Factoring in EVs: Owners' Visit

On the eve of the Nissan LEAF's second birthday, some overseas owners visited Japanese factories to see where the batteries and electric vehicles were produced.

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Riding the EV Wind

The largest gathering of EV owners in Japanese history was a perfect chance to speak with Nissan's s Corporate Vice President of Zero Emissions Hideaki Watanabe.

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The Dashboard - the 2013 Sylphy sedan, L.A. Auto Show and Nissan DeltaWing Tribute

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Dashboard - Nissan LEAF upgrades for Japan and top female racing driver Keiko Ihara

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week’s episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships changing the industry.

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The Dashboard - new EV and the making of a concept car

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week's episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Dashboard: This Week's Program

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week's episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Dashboard: Episode II

The Nissan Global Media Center presents the second edition of The Dashboard, its program on the cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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What Does an Electric Car Look Like?

It seems that most people think an electric vehicle is a funny looking thing, a bit of an oddball. Electric vehicles specialists from Renault and Nissan say that's not the case.

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The Future: Today in Norway

Nissan's Future: Today exhibition opened this week in the Norwegian capital, with a gathering of Nissan LEAF owners due in the city's main square on Friday night for a special event.

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The Truth about Electric Vehicles

Are electric vehicles still science fact or is the future now here? Electric vehicles specialists at Renault and Nissan explode some myths surrounding EVs.

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The Future For Electric Vehicles

Francois Bancon, in charge of product strategy and planning for Nissan, looks at the future for electric vehicles.

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The Renault-Nissan Electric Vehicle Story

Hideaki Watanabe, Nissan corporate vice president and managing director for zero emission vehicles, brings us up to date on the story of Renault-Nissan electric vehicles.

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High-Concept Comedian

TV comedian and car-lover Jay Leno on a recent visit to Japan had a sneak preview of the TeRRA SUV concept, a fuel-cell electric vehicle, now on display at the Paris Motor Show.

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Electrifying Hanover

It's still officially a concept vehicle, but the e-NV200 panel van had its electrifying world premiere at the Hanover Motor Show.

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Nissan LEAF Nismo RC racing

Nissan's LEAF Nismo RC went electric vehicle racing at Japan's Sportsland Sugo circuit.

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Nissan LEAF On the Road: Yokohama to Osaka

On a recent trip to Osaka for a ‘LEAF to Home’ event, a team from the Nissan Global Media Center in Yokohama thought the best way for the 530 kilometers drive was with the star of the show – the Nissan LEAF.

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Backwards to the future at Goodwood

The Nissan LEAF will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood Festival of Speed hill-climb course as fast as possible... but in reverse.

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Infiniti at Goodwood

Infiniti's EMERG-E sports car concept debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel's FX Vettel Edition also graces the driveway ahead of next year's deliveries.

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LEAF to Home

The LEAF to Home power supply system turns the LEAF into a backup electricity supply for residential homes.

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Hailing the Taxi of Tomorrow

Nissan EVP Andy Palmer discusses Nissan's plans for the taxi business after displaying New York City's Taxi Tomorrow in Yokohama.

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Interview with CHAdeMO Association Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga

Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan Chief Operating Officer and CHAdeMO Association Chairman, spoke with the Global Media Center on the current status and outlook for the CHAdeMO quick-charging protocol at the venue of the Association’s general conference held in Tokyo.

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Plugging into CHAdeMO

At a recent CHAdeMO event, Nissan Senior Manager Junichi Kobayashi of the EV Component Development Group, EV System Engineering Department and EV Technology Development Division, spoke with Media Center's Dan Sloan about the rapid pace of development of CHAdeMO's quick-charging technology.

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Aeon’s Electric NV

Following in the footsteps of Japan Post, FedEx and British Gas, Japanese supermarket chain Aeon took delivery of an e-NV200, the all-electric version of Nissan’s popular van.

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Engineering Connections

The 2012 Society for Automotive Engineers World Congress was held in late April in Detroit. The conference was organized around the new and diverse connections such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nation's electrical grid. Chairman for this year’s event was Bob Sump, vice president of Nissan Technical Center – North America, who spoke with the Global Media Center about the SAE conference and getting connected.

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Beijing Walkabout

Francois Bancon, Nissan's upstream planning division general manager, takes the Global Media Center on a walkabout at Beijing, the world's largest auto show, highlighting cars from Infiniti, Renault, Geely, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and BYD.

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The Green Apple

Musician and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto discusses with the Global Media Center driving and owning a Nissan LEAF in New York City.

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CEO Unplugged: Nissan's Battery Business

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center about EV batteries and development of energy storage solutions on a recent trip to the Zama plant in Kanagawa prefecture.

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EVP Andy Palmer on Nissan's New Hatchback

Following UK Prime Minister Cameron's visit to Nissan's Yokohama headquarters, Nissan EVP Andy Palmer updated the Media Center on Nissan's investments in Sunderland - including the new hatchback - and Europe.

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Nissan CEO Raises Cover on New Altima

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the new Altima sedan Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.

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Chief Creative Officer Nakamura on the Infiniti EMERG-E

Senior Vice President Design and Chief Creative Officer Nakamura on why the EMERG-E is a true Infiniti vehicle.

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The Prince and the RC

Prince Albert II of Monaco took to the roads in a Nissan LEAF NISMO RC during EVER Monaco, the annual automotive show dedicated to green vehicles and renewable energy.

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Touring Tohoku in a Nissan LEAF (part 3)

To coincide with CEO Carlos Ghosn’s visit to Nissan’s engine plant in Iwaki this week, the Global Media Center hired a LEAF electric car to get an on-the-road view of the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery. Here’s the third and final installment from our road trip.

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Touring Tohoku in a Nissan LEAF (part 2)

To coincide with CEO Carlos Ghosn’s visit to Nissan’s engine plant in Iwaki on Monday – now more than one year after the disasters of March 2011 – the Global Media Center hired a LEAF electric car to get an on-the-road view of the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery. Here’s the second installment from our road trip.

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Touring Tohoku in a Nissan LEAF

A team from the Nissan Global Media Center heads north in a LEAF to Nissan's Iwaki Engine Plant, to commemorate more than a year of recovery following the disasters of March 11, 2011.

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LEAF strikes a chord with Ryuichi Sakamoto

Composer, actor and soon-to-be Nissan LEAF owner Ryuichi Sakamoto joined 140 drivers of the groundbreaking electric vehicle at a first owners’ event Sunday in Tokyo’s Daiba district. During the event, the Academy Award winner took time out to speak with the Global Media Center about the growing role of EVs.

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An Electric Serve

Professional driver Michael Krumm spoke with the Global Media Center on test driving Electric Vehicles, and decisions behind taking ownership of a Nissan LEAF with wife and Japanese tennis legend Kimiko Date-Krumm.

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A Geneva Show Walk Around

Francois Bancon, deputy division general manager for product strategy and planning, took the Global Media Center for a walk around the stands at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Highlights included the Ford B-Max, Peugeot 208, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Fiat 500L, and the Audi A3.

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Charging Europe

At the Geneva Motor Show Wednesday, clear evidence that global car makers recognize the need – and consumer demand – for low-emission technologies was on hand, but the approach appears to avoid a single technology.

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Interview with EVP Andy Palmer at the Geneva Motor Show

Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer spoke with the Global Media Center about record growth in Europe, the business of brand, and what consumers can expect from the King of the Crossover.

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CEO Speaks on Russia, EVs and Yen in Geneva

Toward the end of the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center on growth for Nissan in Russia, the future for EVs, and the ever volatile yen.

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Taking the High Road: TAXI-E

After an Amsterdam reporting visit with TAXI-E founders Ruud Zandvliet and Edvard Hendriksen, I learned how the two university friends started their own sustainable eco-business, helping to change the Dutch travel landscape with a taxi fleet of Nissan LEAFs.

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NISSAN LEAF NISMO RC at Tokyo Gate Bridge Opening

A Bridge to the Future

All-electric racing car NISSAN LEAF NISMO RC became the first car to officially cross Tokyo Gate Bridge, brand-new bridge over the port of Tokyo on 11 February.

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Actress Kyoko Koizumi talks EVs

EV-eryday Mom

Japan's Kyoko Koizumi has been on the nation's "talent" radar for nearly three decades, but has more recently punctuated her long career with acting honors, the latest for "Mainichi Kaasan" (Everyday Mom), a bio-pic centered on the domestic travails of manga author and mother Rieko Saibara.

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What To Expect: Trends and Analysis with CLSA

Christopher Richter, Deputy Head of Research and Senior Analyst in the CLSAJapanese Equities Division (read: top auto analyst), joined me in the studio for a quick chat about industry expectations as we step into 2012. Richter discussed the impact of the strong yen on Japan’s auto industry, the growing trend of tie-ups and what three key trends he sees in the coming year.

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On the Waterfront

The Nissan Global Media Center was on the Oppama waterfront Monday, checking out the docked Nichioh Maru, a brand new energy-efficient coastal car carrier with a deck laden with solar panels.

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Interviews: Nissan LEAF Cold Test

Last week, in the frosty northern climes of Hokkaido, journalists tested the performance of the Nissan LEAF for the first time in snow and freezing temperatures.

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Chilling with the Nissan LEAF

Shibetsu, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, is where a team of Nissan engineers is setting up a cold weather test drive for the LEAF. In all, they have readied 12 of the all-electric cars and invited a group of journalists to put them through their paces on a series of icy courses.

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Nissan Wins Web Grandprix Awards

On December 7, the 5th Japan Web Grandprix took place in Suntory Hall in Tokyo, an event that began in 2007 to support further development of Japanese websites. This year a total of 122 websites from 44 companies applied, the largest turnout ever. Awards consist of 16 category Grandprix and three special awards. Each company [...]

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Deputy Division General Manager Francois Bancon at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show

Best In Show: Part 2

Nissan designer Francois Bancon continues his tour with the Global Media Center to take a look at the competition at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show.   Francois Bancon begins the second part of his tour at the Suzuki stand, moving on to Honda and Mercedes-Benz. SUZUKI Swift EV Hybrid – “So the Swift, starting with a [...]

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High Concept

A Media Center Walk Through Nissan Concept Cars with Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura Q1. We’re standing in front of the PIVO 3, but a number of models are debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show, can you tell us about them and the special features? CCO: Let’s start with the PIVO 3. This is the [...]

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Who Screened the ‘Electric Car’?

The Global Media Center travels to the Japan premier of “Revenge of the Electric Car” Interested in the future of automobile transport? Check out Chris Paine’s “Revenge of the Electric Car”, which had its Japan premiere Thursday. The documentary was shown at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan and stars Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, among [...]

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Nismo’s Miyatani talks motor sports at the Tokyo Motor Show

Nismo President Shoichi Miyatani spoke to the Global Media Center at Tokyo Motor Show 2011 after the first unveiling of the Nismo-tuned Juke concept car. The Juke concept, which could be the first of many Nismo versions of Nissan vehicles, is being displayed at the Tokyo show after a record-breaking year for the automaker’s racing [...]

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The roots of the Nissan LEAF

How old is the electric car? A lot older than you might think. The Tama Electric Car – on display in the Nissan Showroom until December 13 – was built way back in 1947. That makes it six decades older that Nissan’s current LEAF electric vehicle. About the size and shape of a modern minicar, [...]

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Nissan at TMS: Safer, Cleaner, Greener

When the Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public early next month, Nissan will display a host of futuristic models, with the PIVO 3, futuristic vision of electric motoring, set for center stage. Against the backdrop of eye-catching models, the Tokyo show also will provide Japan’s automakers an opportunity to explain their vision for the [...]

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It’s a wrap at APEC 2011!

13 November, 2011 On the final day of the Nissan LEAF Ride and Drive at APEC 2011, over 400 people have been to the booth at the Sheraton Waikiki to either drive or ride in the 100% electric car. You’ve seen their initial reactions, their impressions of the car after a test drive and shown in [...]

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Show and Tell with the Nissan LEAF at APEC 2011

12 November, 2011 Activities were in full swing at APEC 2011 on Saturday and security have been tightened on the island. Cars slowed to a crawl as local police on bikes stood watch at the entrance to Sheraton Waikiki, directing the flow of traffic entering today’s summit venue. At the Nissan LEAF Ride and Drive booth, [...]

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Hawaii State Senators test out the Nissan LEAF

11 November, 2011 It’s Day 2 at APEC 2011! Today, a pair of special local guests visited the Nissan LEAF Ride and Drive booth to test drive the 100% electric vehicle. Hawaii State Senators Michelle Kidani and Pohai Ryan took the Nissan LEAF out on the streets of Honolulu. Nissan CVP Hideaki Watanabe met with [...]

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Nissan LEAF at the APEC 2011

10 November, 2011 Aloha from Hawaii! As APEC 2011 kicks off today, the Nissan LEAF Ride and Drive station at the Sheraton Waikiki is ready and welcoming test drivers interested for a spin the 100% electric vehicle. Over the next four days, we’ll bring you updates on location and speaking to some of the test [...]

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Nissan LEAF’s Tower of Power

A Nissan LEAF lit up the 30-floor Yokohama Marine Tower, part of an eco-celebration Tuesday for the landmark’s 50th anniversary. A light show powered solely by the EV’s lithium-ion battery was part of the “LEAF to Home” technology. The LEAF is connected to a Power Control System that channeled electricity from the car’s batteries to [...]

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Nissan’s New Techs

Nissan last week unveiled a host of technologies spanning safety, fuel cells, transmissions and a new hybrid system for front-wheel drive vehicles.  Below are videos of several of the new techs. First, let’s look at some of the new safety features. ①Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication To help reduce collisions with obstacles such as a [...]

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