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The Renault-Nissan alliance has inked various deals related to electric vehicles (EVs) with countries, cities and other organizations across the globe. To date, the Alliance has signed at least 60 agreements aimed at promoting "zero emissions" vehicles, but cracking into South America has proven difficult. Renault-Nissan's only previous EV-related deal with a South American city was signed with Sao Paulo back in April, but now the Alliance has added the Argentinean city of Cordoba to its ever-ex

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery

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

Nissan's partner to make home-charging for electric vehicles (EVs) a reality is AeroVironment (AV), a leading producer of EV charging units. The partnership is putting the finishing touches on a Nissan-branded home charging unit marketed at buyers of the Leaf all-electric car, but the charger is not model-specific. As AeroVironment's vice president of EV solutions Kristen Hensel remarked:

For those of you that like to collect memorabilia related to electric vehicles or simply like to collect stamps, Nissan and the Japanese post office have a deal for you. Starting February 1, a limited edition sheet of postage stamps chronicling the history of Nissan's electric vehicle development from 1947 until today will be available at 954 post offices around Japan. The sheet of 10 ¥80 stamps will run ¥1,200 (about $13.34 U.S. as this is written).

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

Had lunch the other day with Nissan North America Product Planning Vice President Larry Dominique. He is the point man for communicating Nissan's green-vehicle vision, beginning with its soon-to-come LEAF battery electric car. A few minutes earlier, he had presented exactly that to a large roomful of automaker and supplier representatives, industry analysts, consultants and media.

Nissan isn't being shy about introducing a slightly new wrinkle into the public awareness of electric vehicles with its "100% Torque" tagline for the new Nissan LEAF. We asked Mark Perry, director of product planning and advanced technology strategy for Nissan NA, about the line and he said that it's pretty simple. Nissan has a long history of the building cars that provide a memorable driving experiences, Perry said, and in order to set itself apart from the coming EV rush – at least in c