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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #187
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    It's Monday afternoon and you know what that means. It's time to submit your questions for this week's podcast. We've got a list of topics to discuss below, starting with a supercar question to get our resident curmudgeon warmed up. Got a question for our intrepid team of podcasters? Now's the ...

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    Report: Blind group displeased that Nissan Leaf sound can be turned off
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Nissan Leaf is the first of the new batch of electric vehicles to reveal its pedestrian-alert sound. While advocates for the blind are pleased with the introduction of the audible warning, the National Federation for the Blind is ...

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    Nissan Leaf will break the EV silence with a digital whistle [w/video]
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    Nissan Leaf EV sound - Click above for video after the jump
    As we get closer to seeing significant numbers of electric vehicles come to market, various standards are starting to emerge that cover things like how these vehicles are to be charged and how to measure range and equivalent mileage. ...

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    Apple demos Nissan Leaf ad on iPhone 4 with exclusive contest
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    Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th generation iPhone – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One or two of you may have noticed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs "officially" revealed the new fourth-generation iPhone today at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference. What you may not know is that the Nissan ...

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    Nissan Leaf crushing Chevy Volt on Google, Facebook and more
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    If Google Trends is an accurate indicator of eventual success, the Nissan Leaf will be a smash hit. At the very least, it looks to be more popular than the Chevy Volt. The latest trends show that interest in the Leaf, as calculated by search volume and news articles, is nearly double that of the ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: 2011 Nissan Leaf sold out
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    If you aren't already on the list to purchase a 2011 Nissan Leaf, you're officially out of luck. During a speech to the Detroit Economic Club today, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that the U.S. market allotment for the first year's production of Leafs is already sold out more than six months ...

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    Report: Hertz to rent Nissan Leaf starting in 2011
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above to for high-res image gallery
    For those of you who aren't quite sure if an electric vehicle is something you can live with, you'll have an easier way to find out early in 2011. According to The New York Times, Hertz – the same company that bid for rival ...

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    Nissan: 6,635 customers have signed up to reserve a Nissan Leaf
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How many people plunked down $99 to register for a Nissan Leaf? According to an email from Nissan, "As of this morning, 6,635 customers signed up to reserve a Nissan Leaf." The reservation line has only been open about 70 hours ...

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    Officially Official: Nissan sending out Leaf registration emails, will take money Tuesday
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    We found an email in our inbox today that should make a lot of long-term plug-in vehicle fans happy. For the first time in about forever, a major OEM is taking orders on an all-electric passenger vehicle. Yes, Nissan is about ready to take your money in exchange for a purchase or a lease on the ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf priced at U.S. $38,500+ in Japan
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    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Interest in, and "pre-orders" for, the Nissan Leaf remains high, but a report from the Japanese newspaper the Mainichi Shimbun might put a damper on things. Apparently, the price for the all-electric car in Japan will be somewhere between ...

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    REPORT: Nissan may offer optional higher-capacity batteries at premium
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like Tesla probably won't be alone in offering different-sized battery packs in its future electric vehicles. At a U.S. launch event for the Leaf electric car on Friday, Nissan product planner Mark Perry told Paul Eisenstein of ...

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    REPORT: Nissan's Ghosn rules out hybrid-only models like Toyota Prius, Honda Insight
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    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Quick, think of a hybrid automobile. Got it? Are you thinking of the Toyota Prius? Pretty much everyone instantly recognizes the well-known profile of the Prius, and it's by far the most popular fuel miser on the ...

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    Bill Ford, AdAge chide GM over 230 MPG Chevrolet Volt MPG projection
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    The Chevrolet Volt's 230 mpg number continues to be questioned. The latest to criticize is Bill Ford, who takes issue not only with the General Motors-approved 230 figure, but also Nissan's claim that its Leaf EV will get 367 mpg. The real culprit here, Ford said, is the EPA's methodology, which ...

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