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Infiniti Debuts Zero Emmision Sedan Concept

Infiniti unveiled its new Infiniti LE Concept, a near-production version of the performance luxury brand’s first zero emission luxury sedan.  Making its world debut during a press conference at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, the Infiniti LE Concept combines an advanced electric vehicle drivetrain and wireless charging system with signature Infiniti luxury style.  A production version of the LE Concept is expected to reach Infiniti showrooms in near-similar form within the next two years.

From inception, the LE Concept has been designed as a pure Infiniti, rather than as an electric vehicle with luxury appointments.  It starts with an advanced luxury styled sedan body, not a converted hatchback – its bold exterior defined by its underlying high performance.  The LE Concept’s dramatic exterior blends distinctive Infiniti design cues, such as its double-arch grille and crescent-cut rear-pillar, with EV aerodynamic efficiency to create a sleek, emotional silhouette.  The large front grille features a solid finisher and a charge port hidden under the illuminated center Infiniti emblem. read more »

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Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Tour

Nissan LEAFNissan North America announced that the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on Nov. 13. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Compare cheaper car insurance rates on the internet.

The Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Tour will make stops in 22 cities, in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Vancouver, Canada, offering the opportunity for interested drivers, media, civic partners, businesses and university students to learn more about the Nissan LEAF and the benefits of zero-emission driving. read more »

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Nissan’s Plan for Zero-Emissions Vehicles

NissanNissan today said it has been conditionally approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for a $1.6 billion loan to modify its Smyrna, Tenn., manufacturing plant to produce zero-emissions vehicles and state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery packs to power them.

The loan, announced by the U.S. Department of Energy, is among the first three loans under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVMLP), a $25-billion program authorized by Congress under Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The loan will help Nissan produce electric vehicles, which emit no gases and are powered only by electricity. read more »