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Nissan's 2012 Versa

Steve Parker | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

While we would find it hard to live with Versa as a full-time family daily and weekend driver, for the businessperson or student making the run to work or school every day Versa might be a fine choice.

Revenge of the Electric Car: Plug It In on DVD

Linda Hassler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

After making his successful 2006 film, Who Killed The Electric Car, director Chris Paine was elated to learn the auto industry was finally committing to electric cars (EVs).

Renault-Nissan CEO Angling To Lead Electric Vehicle Market

David Kiley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

When Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn starts talking about electric cars, it's easy to think at least one house on every block in America will have one in a decade or two.

Jump-Starting the Fan Base

Chris Paine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Paine

Five years after Who Killed the Electric Car, we have a new documentary and a dramatic new era both for electric cars and movie distribution. How the world's changed.

Last Tango in Davos ... Globalism and Social Media Hook Up

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Ehrmann

Social media needs to grow up before living out its half-life like most other social experiments do or it will get co-opted by the globalist whale.

Friday is LA's EV day -- Nissan's Leaf Hits Dodger Stadium, Santa Monica

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

For its first public showings outside Japan, Nissan's all-new Leaf "pure EV" plug-in electric sedan will see the first light of an American day at a press event this Friday morning at Dodger Stadium.

Nissan Electric Car: Mass Production Coming In 2012

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday its electric vehicles will be affordable, setting sights on the potentially lucrative market wit...

Nissan Leaf EV: One Man's Vision, Now Reality

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

When Nissan introduced their close-to-production Leaf electric vehicle yesterday, we caught a glimpse of transportation's future. You can bet that today oil companies are somewhat nervous.

Brazil's Earth Day Present: A Sustainable Energy Policy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's sustainable energy dividend is the result of generations of trust and cooperation between a strong federal government, parastatal companies and global businesses who have developed the knack of working with them.

Nissan's Carlos Ghosn: 20,000 Jobs Slashed, First Loss In 9 Years

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Nissan announced 20,000 job cuts Monday, the deepest reduction among Japan's automakers in battling the global downturn, as it forecast ...

Ten most significant import cars, 2008 and beyond

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Happy New Year! We've had the pleasure of helping to create and now write and and moderate this automotive blog beginning in June, 2008, and so far i...

Los Angeles Auto Show -- Clean Diesels Clean Up

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the 205-mile per hour, $100,000, 2009 Corvette ZR1 is relegated to the very rear of the Chevrolet exhibit, like the "adults only" section in video stores.

Lamborghini hybrids, Citroen diesel/electrics, Honda's Prius-fighter, budget Ferraris and more from the Paris Car Show

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Opening in the shadow of the worst auto sales in the US in over 15 years, the biennial Paris Car Show begins welcoming the public this Saturday and ru...

$50 Billion for the Detroit Three: Yea or Nay?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Should Chrysler, or two of the car-makers or even all three go bust, then, this time, the American people will pay the price, both literally and figuratively.

Detroit Three's Plan Greener Future -- Too Little, Too Late?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

GM is promoting the non-existent Chevrolet Volt, telling Olympics viewers it will be manufactured in 2010, but that's not definite. They say its gasoline powers a "generator" which keeps on-board batteries juiced-up.

Understanding The Chrysler-Nissan Deal

Business Week | David Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As a name, Renault-Nissan-Chrysler goes together like chardonnay, sushi, and barbecue. Could such a business tieup be in the works? Nissan Motor (NSA...

Ghosn Says US Auto Market in Recession

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea — The head of Nissan Motor Co. said even if the United States is not in recession, its auto industry is. "We are very lucid ...