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    Report: AZ Nissan Leaf owners reporting abnormal battery capacity losses [w/video]
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    Apparently, some Nissan Leaf owners are finding the crispy weather in Phoenix, Arizona a bit too severe for the batteries in their electric cars. The CBS affiliate in Phoenix reports that a growing number of the area's Leaf owners have lost large chunks of battery capacity, and the forums at ...

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    Confirmed: Nissan sells 20,000 Leafs worldwide, 10,000 in U.S. by end of the year
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    It was just a few months ago that Nissan announced it had sold over 10,000 all-electric Leaf electric cars around the world. Speaking before the start of the Tokyo Motor Show today, company officials confirmed to Autoblog that the automaker has sold over 20,000 Leafs since the electric car went ...

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    Nissan Leaf still holding sales edge over Chevy Volt
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    In the battle for plug-in vehicle sales supremacy, the electric-only Nissan Leaf has emerged victorious for the month of July, beating out the Chevrolet Volt for the fourth consecutive month (April, May, June and July). Nissan says Leaf sales dropped to 931 units in the U.S. in July, a ...

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    Report: Top Gear airs controversial Nissan Leaf segment, responds to critics
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    We're not into spoiling the on-screen antics that make Top Gear one of the greatest automotive shows ever, but we're not gonna let slide the fact that the BBC aired last Sunday the much-anticipated Top Gear episode in which Jeremy Clarkson and James May embark on a journey in the Nissan Leaf and ...

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    Electric cars set new records at Pikes Peak
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    There were two electric cars on the entrant list for this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and both set new records as they crossed the finish line at 14,110 feet. First up was a 2011 Nissan Leaf, the first production electric car to compete in the event, and – by default – setting the ...

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    Followup: GM responds to Nissan Leaf "Gas Powered Everything" ad [w/video]
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    Nissan's latest Leaf-related ad asks: "What would the world be like if gas powered everything?" Well, according to the spot, a middle-aged man would wake up for work to the burning whistle of his gas-powered alarm clock, and with a few fierce tugs at his coffee maker's rip cord, he'd manage to ...

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    GM's Mark Reuss says Nissan Leaf is a "single-purpose" car that he wouldn't put in the hands of his three kids
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    Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, recently voiced his opinions on a slew of issues with the Nashville Business Journal. Reuss spoke of GM's future, the role of the Chevrolet Volt and more. But when the discussion turned to the Nissan Leaf, it became obvious that Reuss is not ...

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    Report: 2011 World Car Awards: How close it was
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    On Thursday the 21st of April, the seventh annual World Car Awards were given out in a ceremony at the New York International Auto Show that was duly covered by Autoblog. Full disclosure: I, Matt Davis, European Editor of this online obsession Autoblog, am both a co-founder and co-chair of the ...

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    Unmodified Nissan Leaf entered in Pikes Peak Hill Climb [w/videos]
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    "With electric automobiles popping up like dandelions across the landscape of American driving, it's no surprise that they will be part of the field at the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26." So says the press release you'll find waiting for your prying eyes after the break. ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year
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    Big congratulations go to the 2011 Nissan Leaf this morning, as it has just been named the 2011 World Car of the Year. The Leaf garnered more votes than the 2011 Audi A8 and 2011 BMW 5 Series, the other two finalists for the World Car title. In 2010, the Volkswagen Polo took home this ...

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    Nissan Leaf NISMO RC set to electrify New York
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    Nissan will unveil a racing variant of the Leaf electric car at the New York Auto Show, but the Nissan Leaf NISMO RC has little in common with its more pedestrian "sibling." NISMO started with a lithium ion battery pack and badging from a stock Leaf, then built a completely new vehicle around ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf owners experiencing restart problems
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    Electric vehicles are quiet as a mouse at startup, but for some Nissan Leaf owners, this push-button process is a little too quiet. Reuters reports that Nissan admits some owners in the U.S. and Japan are having difficulty starting up their EV. Company spokesperson Toshitake Inoshita tells ...

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    Ford cleans up at 2011 Edison Awards, Chevy Volt wins Gold [w/video]
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    The annual Edison awards that celebrate innovation in goods and services have been handed out, and Ford and General Motors have taken no prisoners with regards to all things automotive. Ford was the big winner, with three gold metals and one silver. Further, CEO Alan Mulally was named a 2011 ...

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    First full month sales show Chevy Volt leads with 321, Nissan Leaf at 87
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    So, how are the first two mainstream plug-in vehicles in the U.S. selling? Both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf had their first deliveries in December, which means January of 2011 was the first full month of sales for each. Without further ado, the numbers are: Volt: 321 (plus 326 in ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #215: With Mike Austin from Car and Driver
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    Chris, Zach and Dan are joined by Car and Driver's Mike Austin for Episode #215 of the Autoblog Podcast. We talk about the Nissan Leaf being named the European Car of the Year, the 2012 Ford Focus and Chrysler's 'S' Branding. ...

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    Nissan Leaf wins 2011 European Car of the Year
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    2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Nissan Leaf is a technological leap in that it is a mass-produced electric vehicle with a range of up to 100 miles on a single charge. Unfortunately for Nissan, its quirky EV hit the market at the same time as the prize-hungry Chevy ...

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    Report: Nissan admits Leaf EV launch could have been handled better
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    2011 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Right now, saying that the individuals who pre-ordered Nissan Leaf EVs are a little disappointed about the slow rate of deliveries would easily catapult you to the reigning monarch of the nation of understaters. After the Japanese ...

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    Portugal Prime Minister Socrates first world leader to take delivery of Nissan Leaf
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    Nissan's Leaf is really getting around. On December 11th, Nissan forked over a Leaf to its first non-celebrity U.S. buyer. Nine days later, the automaker shipped 10 of its electric hatches to the offices of the Kanagawa Prefectural Government in Japan. Then, on December 22nd, Portugal took ...

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    Hyundai Sonata edges Volt in Autoblog's informal Car of the Year poll
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The finalists for this year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards may have been no big surprise, but the vehicle that our readers think will win Car of the Year honors came as something of a shock. The NACTOY ...

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    2011 Nissan Leaf: Pros and Cons of living with an electric car
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    Test driving an electric car at an automaker's media event is one thing. Taking one home and living with it is a completely different experience. Nissan just loaned me a Leaf for several days and I came away with a new appreciation for the potential pitfalls and rewards of owning an EV. First ...

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