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Nissan Electric Vehicles for a more resilient world

Nissan's electric vehicles LEAF and e-NV200 provide solutions to transportation and power in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

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Running on e-Bio

Nissan announced research and development of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell-powered system running on bio-ethanol electric power, a world first for automotive use.

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ForEVer LEAF

Nissan LEAF is bringing people together - literally, as a Japanese couple goes electric all the way to the altar.

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CarTOON: Electric Thoughts

Japanese driving school students take the wheel of a Nissan LEAF at night, as brainwaves are projected into words to illuminate the road.

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Nissan Unboxes MY16 LEAF

Nissan "unboxes" its latest mobile device on the opening day of the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016.

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Nissan's Icebreaker: The New LEAF

Nissan breaks the ice as the new Nissan LEAF 30kwh - with 26% more driving range on a single charge - hits European showrooms.

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Tohoku Preps for Disaster

Sendai, Japan is home to a global research center for disaster preparation and response, including use of electric vehicles.

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Introducing Teatro for Dayz

Nissan today unveiled the Teatro for Dayz at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show.

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A Blue Sky Solution: New Mobility Concept EVs

The tiny island of Himeshima is using New Mobility Concept EVs to complement its aims for energy self-sufficiency and boost to local tourism.

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Nissan Kotozukuri 2014-15

Kotozukuri - the story behind making things; let's look back at some of the stories behind Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun in 2014-2015.

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Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction

The U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is putting an exclamation point on lessons learned from recent calamities and what more can be done.

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EV for Resilience

The UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is underway in Japan; let's look at the part EVs can play in recovery.

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New Mobility in Old Japan Town

New Mobility in Old Japan Town

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The Best of Past, Present & Future: Nismo Festival

The best of past, present and future performance vehicles and drivers was on display at Nismo Festival.

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Autonomous Drive Tackling New Highways

Nissan's Autonomous Drive vehicle takes a spin on a new highway link in Japan; watch the highlights here.

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Onboard for the All-Electric Lap

The onboard camera caught the Nissan ZEOD RC's historic all-electric lap at a warm-up to Le Mans.

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Le Mans Historic Electric Lap

Hours before the start of Le Mans 24 Hours, the Nissan ZEOD did an unprecedented all-electric lap around the Circuit de la Sarthe.

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Le Mans Drivers' Parade

In Le Mans tradition, drivers paraded through the center of Le Mans Friday, ahead of the start of the 24-hour endurance race.

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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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The Detroit Show 2014 - The Dashboard

This week, we head to NAIAS for Nissan's Sports Sedan Concept; CEO Carlos Ghosn on Nissan's growth in 2014; and Infiniti unveils its Q50 Eau Rouge concept, drawing inspiration from Formula One.

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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 - 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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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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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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The Week in Autos - 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

This week, we discuss conditions in the European market, the presence of Nissan and Infiniti at the show, and what Frankfurt suggests about the EV market.

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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 Dashboard On The Road - Nissan 360

This week, we come to you from California at Nissan 360, a showcase of global products and technologies, featuring endurance racer Keiko Ihara and introducing a little device called NED.

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The Week in Autos - Frankfurt Look Ahead and Inspirational Objects

This week, a lookahead at what to expect at one of europe's biggest auto shows in Frankfurt; designers at Nissan 360 explains a unique Nissan approach; and an electric car that folds.

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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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Inside the AvtoVAZ Car Museum

Enjoy a rare look at some classic LADA models at the AvtoVAZ Museum in Togliatti, Russia.

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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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E-lectrifying Le Mans

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Nissan would return to Le Mans next year in Garage 56 with a car that focused on innovation and excitement, and a reveal is coming soon.

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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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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 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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Shanghai Sizzle

Enjoy these highlights of the first days of Auto Shanghai 2013, featuring the booths and cars of Nissan, Infiniti and Dongfeng Nissan.

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Watch Nissan's full press conference at Auto Shanghai 2013, including the debut of the Friend-ME concept car.

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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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The Dashboard On the Road: Two Years On

This week the Dashboard On the Road visits northern Japan, where we look at the state of recovery two years after an earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster hit the region.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CEO Master Class

Hidetaka Aoki, an MBA candidate at Keio Business School, had a 1-on-1 executive tutorial with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn following Ghosn's talk at the university.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smarter Living in Disaster Zones

The tragic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March highlighted the importance of stable supplies of electricity in the aftermath of a natural disaster, encouraging Nissan to press ahead with a technology that enables its LEAF electric vehicles to act as emergency stores of energy for homes. Today, at CEATEC, Japan’s annual exhibition of […]

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