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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Now that the first wave of electric vehicles has established a strong foothold in the market, automakers are working on their successors -- and the green c...

July 5th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Mercedes and Tesla aren't the only electric car makers giving their batteries something to do besides getting you from A to B. Nissan is teaming up with Green Charge Networks to repurpose "second-life" (read: used) batteries from Leaf EVs as commercial energy storage. Much like the batteries you...

June 16th 2015 at 8:36pm 0 Comments
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Daan Roosegaarde's Smart Highway concept saw a third of a mile of asphalt in the Dutch town of Oss festooned with phosphorescent stripes -- they spend the day soaking up sunlight and convert it into a slightly eerie blue/green glow to guide drivers for eight hours once night falls. Seeing the road...

March 20th 2015 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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Bad news for anyone who wanted a three-seated electric supercar, because Nissan's Batmobile-esque BladeGlider isn't coming to market. Autoblog is reporting that recent executive changes at the company have meant that new executives are having second thoughts about selling the insane vehicle to the...

March 19th 2015 at 3:22pm 0 Comments
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The past 24 hours have been quite a ride, eh? We've seen just how easy it can be to pilfer goods from an Apple store, discovered that there's yet another internet security flaw and Cupertino has a fix for the latest version of iOS' problems. However, there are even more stories than that! For thos...

September 25th 2014 at 10:23pm 0 Comments
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There are probably lots of justifiable reasons why carmakers haven't got around to making an electric pickup that anyone can buy (range and demand would be just two), but that doesn't mean such vehicles don't exist. Engineers at Nissan, with a little too much time on their hands, wanted to create...

September 25th 2014 at 7:08am 0 Comments
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Though "fueling" an EV costs a pittance next to a gas-guzzler, hunting for that next compatible charging network can bring on cold sweats. Nissan Leaf buyers in 25 markets will soon be able to relax, though. A new "EZ-Charge" card will grant two years of free charging across four major networks: C...

April 17th 2014 at 10:33am 0 Comments
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It's the Batmobile, it's a Star Wars Starfighter, no it's actually Nissan's BladeGlider. This is the Japanese company's futuristic electric sportscar design that's built with speed in mind. It has a carbon fiber-covered body that's shaped like a rocket with a narrow nose and a wider rear. Beyond i...

November 10th 2013 at 2:17pm 0 Comments
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Hey, EV fans in Texas, you might want to wait until October 1st before purchasing or leasing a Nissan Leaf. That's because the company's taking a leaf out of Tesla's book and giving new owners in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston a year of unlimited free access to all eVgo charging stations in those...

September 27th 2013 at 7:09am 0 Comments