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EV Fuel Economy Labels: Your Mileage May Vary (A Lot)

The EPA has finally weighed in with its (long awaited) fuel economy numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. While the results are impressive – 93 and 99 miles per gallon equivalent for each of the two vehicles, respectively – the more important story is that consumers are likely to remain confused about just how fuel-efficient this new automotive technology is.

Renault-Nissan ink deal with Amsterdam; 1,000 EVs headed there by end of 2011

Renault Kangoo Z.E. - Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Epic fail? Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets it charge from diesel generator during cross-Canada tour * UPDATE

Cruising down the Trans Canada Highway, a sharp-eyed Reddit user (nupogodi) noticed an unusual sight: a Mitsubishi i-MiEV pulled off to the side of the road. This particular vehicle was engaged in the Clean Across Canada tour, a cross-country trip designed to showcase the i-MiEVs abilities. The i-MiEV, tailed by a large gasoline-powered pickup truck, was parked for a much-needed charge. But rather than being docked at a charging station, as we might expect it to be, this i-MiEV received its elec

Future Leaf owners revolt over AeroVironment's outrageous charger installation quotes

Let's repeat the Leaf purchasing process, as outlined by Nissan, one more time. The four simple steps to secure your place as one of the thousands who will own Nissan's zero-emissions vehicle next year are as follows: reserve, home assessment, charger installation and ordering. The process, as we've reported before, has chugged along with nary a hitch - or has it?

Nissan Leaf price war wages on! SF dealer to offer 5% off MSRP

The price wars for the Nissan Leaf are well underway, with one dealer committing to $500 off of the Leaf's MSRP, and another jumping in on the action by offering a $1,000 discount. Of course, this was all followed by yet another dealer claiming to beat both of those deals. Now, North Bay Nissan is ready to trump all of the existing offers out there by offering an astounding five percent off of the Leaf's MSRP.

Nissan dealer reveals Leaf's simple buying process

At the end of June, Nissan sent out an email notice to those waiting in line for Leaf. The notice, pictured above, informed future Leaf owners that there was a slight delay in the ordering process. While the news of a possible delay likely disappointed those eager to drive off in a zero-emissions vehicle right away, we later learned that the delay would have no impact on the Leaf's arrival date.

First Drive: 2011 Nissan Leaf doesn't change the game, just the players

2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery

Most Nissan Leaf drivers expected to lease rather than buy

Ever since the debacle with the General Motors EV1s being taken back from lease customers and crushed, electric vehicle fans have been saying that they want to straight-up buy their vehicles. The point was to ensure that carmakers can't repossess the cars again. However, when it comes to prospective customers for the new Nissan Leaf, it seems the vast majority are opting for leases over outright purchase.

Nissan to sell 25,000 Leafs in U.S. by end of 2011

When poked and prodded hard enough, an automaker occasionally lets some information squeak out without intentions to do so. Luckily, we almost immediately get wind of any slip-up and bring it directly to you. Case in point: CNN Money writer Peter Valdes-Dapena spoke with Nissan spokesman Steve Oldham. Among other things, the discussion focused on production numbers for the Leaf. As expected, Oldham's responses were scarce on details, but he may have inadvertently let some specifics fly.

Report: Nissan considering ER-EVs in addition to battery electric vehicles

At last week's Automotive News Green Car Conference, Brian Carolin, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Nissan acknowledged that extended range electric vehicles (EVs) could eventually join the pure battery electric Leaf in the marque's stable. However, Carolin emphasized that Nissan wanted to maximize the environmental benefit of its initial entries by going with pure battery electric and no direct emissions.

Researcher calls Chevrolet Volt a "helium" rather than a "halo" car

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Apple demos Nissan Leaf ad on iPhone 4 with exclusive contest

Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th generation iPhone – Click above for high-res image gallery

Apple demos new Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th-gen iPhone with exclusive contest

Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th generation iPhone – Click above for high-res image gallery

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