Nissan EZ Card Gets an Upgrade, Fed Lab Extending EV Tech, Where EVs Save Quickest, Nissan Gives FREE Electricity

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Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks

One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks. Now Nissan is working to make public charging simpler, introducing a program called EZ Charge that lets Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers access multiple charging networks with a…

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Blog - Fed-Funded Lab Working On Range-Extending EV TechFed-Funded Lab Working On Range-Extending EV Tech

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) managed laboratory, is currently working on a material that could allow more renewable energy to be stored within lithium-sulfur batteries, increasing the distance an electric vehicle (EV) could travel on one charge. The material is a powderized nanomaterial called a…

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Blog - Where Do U.S. Electric Cars Save Money The Quickest?Where Do U.S. Electric Cars Save Money The Quickest?

Saving money on the energy used for every mile traveled is one of the most attractive aspects of electric cars. Yet varying incentives and other factors mean the savings can vary significantly by state. So which state’s drivers get the quickest return on their electric-car investment? According to a recent Navigant Research blog post, it’s not the green-car mecca of California. It’s Indiana. Hoosier drivers enjoy an average savings of…

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Blog - Nissan Offers Owners of the Leaf E.V. Free ElectricityNissan Offers Owners of the Leaf E.V. Free Electricity

Nissan has sold more than 110,000 Leaf battery electric cars around the world and almost 50,000 in the United States, but it obviously wants to increase that. Americans respond to “free gas” promotions, so the company is trying something similar with electricity. Fred Diaz, senior vice president in Nissan’s sales and marketing after-sales operation, said Wednesday at the New York show that charging is going to be…

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