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Nissan Announces Extended Battery Warranty for Leaf EV Buyers

Nissan Announces Extended Battery Warranty for Leaf EV Buyers

Dec 28 2012, 1:48pm CST | by

Nissan covers battery packs for 60,000 miles

Nissan Leaf owners around the country have been complaining that the battery packs installed in the vehicles are losing capacity at an alarming rate. Many of the complaints come from Leaf owners in...

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Nissan Announces Extended Battery Warranty for Leaf EV Buyers

Dec 28 2012, 1:48pm CST | by

Nissan covers battery packs for 60,000 miles

Nissan Leaf owners around the country have been complaining that the battery packs installed in the vehicles are losing capacity at an alarming rate. Many of the complaints come from Leaf owners in warm states. Nissan has announced it is expanding the battery warranty on the Leaf to replace some of the battery packs that are losing their capacity.

Nissan's new extended warranty for the battery packs will go into effect this spring. The warranty modifications will apply to all 2011 and 2012 Leaf vehicles. Under the new warranty, any battery pack that has fewer than nine bars out of a maximum of 12 for battery capacity when fully charged can be replaced or repaired.

The catch is that Nissan will only guarantee that you will get nine bars back even after repair or replacement, rather than the full 12 bars of capacity. Those four bars represent a significant decline in capacity as it is. The warranty covers the batteries for five years or 60,000 miles.

 
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Toyota takes 3rd pole of year ahead of 6hrs COTA

Sep 20 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Toyota takes 3rd pole of year ahead of 6hrs COTA Toyota Racing won the first battle of the weekend at Circuit of the Americas this evening by taking pole position for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA WEC. Sat 20.09.14, 2:02PM 
LMP1 -H   It was the perfect way for the Japanese manufacturer to renew its title campaign af ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster: The Jalopnik Review

Sep 19 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

When was the last time you thought about a Nissan 370Z? Sure, it came out a few years ago, but for some reason it seems like the vast majority of people would only answer with "never." It's a little, over-powered, rear-wheel drive monster, and you can get it with a ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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Electric Pickup Truck, New Fiskers, Green-Car Sales, Diesel Hybrid Concept: Today's Car News

Sep 19 2014 10:35am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

We've got a whole host of green-car stories for Friday, including a startling one-off electric pickup truck, news on the latest relaunch plans for the Fisker Karma, and some analysis of green car sales--are they rising or falling? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Imagine, if you will, an all-electric Ni ...
Source: Diesel Reports   Full article at: Diesel Reports
 

 
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Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

Sep 19 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of transportation. More fuel-efficient gasoline cars help lower greenhouse-emissions, but are they also lowering th ...
Source: Diesel Reports   Full article at: Diesel Reports
 

 
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World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only

Sep 19 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

As the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf has become many things to many people. Most of the many roles the Leaf adopts, however, don't involve cutting its roof off. Now Nissan has built the world's first Leaf pickup truck, which it uses as a shop vehicle at one of its ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 
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Nissan Leaf "Sparky"

Sep 19 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Needing the right tool for the job often requires ingenuity. That’s exactly the case at Nissan’s Stanfield, Arizona proving grounds. The team of engineers needed a truck-like vehicle to haul test gear, but something that got great gas mileage around the 3,050-acre complex.Meet Sparky, the wild idea a few Nissan engineers cooked up while trying to solve the dilemma. The team started with a stock Nissan LEAF, the all-electric hatchback and combined it with several parts scavenged off a Nissan F ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed
 

 
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Mitsubishi to supply pickup trucks to Fiat as of 2016

Sep 19 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Fiat plans to co-operate with Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi on pickup trucks, enabling the Italian company to add to its lineup while conserving cash after merging with U.S. manufacturer Chrysler. Under a memo of understanding on the project, Mitsubishi will build as many as 170,000 trucks for Fiat over six years, with production beginning in the first quarter of 2016, Yuki Murata, a spokesman at the Tokyo-based company, said ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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Nissan LMP1 Team To Be Based In U.S., Test American Drivers

Sep 19 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Next year, Nissan will enter the World Endurance Championship and compete alongside the likes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota with a new LMP1 hybrid race car. That means we’ll see Nissan return to top level racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it also means the Japanese automaker will be in need of some top talent to drive its ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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Nissan 370Z Nismo Safety Car

Sep 19 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

We’ve seen a lot BMW-badged safety cars recently, including the M4 Coupe DTM safety car and the BMW i8 that paces the newly founded Formula E series. Needless to say, Munich’s vehicles are quite common with racing events, but IMSA is among the very few sanctioning bodies that prefer other marques. For this year’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, IMSA opted for th ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed
 

 
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Toyota on top in difficult night conditions

Sep 19 2014 2:57am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Toyota on top in difficult night conditions Free practice 2 of the 6 Hours of COTA Fri 19.09.14, 9:09AM After a delayed start due to heavy rain the cars had to cope with tricky track conditions under the floodlights.  The no8 Toyota TS040 of Anthony Dav ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 

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