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Renault is preparing a third shift to the factory of Palencia

The factory Villamuriel of Cerrato (Palencia) will be prepared to launch a third shift during the last trimester of this year. Thus, the factory will be ready for more manufacturing load at the end of the year, ready for producing the new Kadjar and other models of the French brand that will be awarded.

March 4, 2015

Leading EV market Portland becomes test bed for Nissan e-NV200 electric commercial vehicle

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland, already a top breeding ground for electric vehicle (EV) sales, is now the proving ground for Nissan’s prototype electric commercial vehicle – the Nissan e-NV200.

June 12, 2014

The “STORE” project succeeds in storing electrical energy at a large and economically viable scale

The “STORE” project, involving Endesa, Telvent, Isotrol and Ingeteam has succeeded in storing electrical energy on a large and economically viable scale. It is Europe’s largest project of its kind in island environments, and its main objective is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of large scale energy storage systems.

June 23, 2014

There's "No Charge to Charge" for New Nissan LEAF buyers in Texas

Dallas - Driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF means never having to buy gas. Now, thanks to the new "No Charge to Charge" program, offered by Nissan and NRG eVgo, new buyers and lessees of the all-electric Nissan LEAF in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have unlimited access to the eVgo network for public charging stations for their first year of ownership at no cost.

Sep. 26, 2013

Formula E's new electric race car is the Spark-Renault SRT_01E

The new, all-electric race car that will compete in the first season of the Formula E Championship has been revealed today at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car’s official title is the Spark-Renault SRT_01E and it will be a common chassis used by all teams in this inaugural season of Formula E.

Sep. 10, 2013

Infiniti offers Formula One fans the chance to design Sebastian Vettel's helmet for U.S. Grand Prix weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today launches an exclusive competition to design the helmet worn by Formula One Triple World champion Sebastian Vettel at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Sep. 4, 2013

VIDEO REPORT: Nissan LEAF Soars in Atlanta as the 100,000th Electric Vehicle for Renault-Nissan Alliance is Sold

ROSWELL, Ga. - Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, is selling at historic rates in new cities throughout the U.S. Atlanta is now the third biggest market for LEAF sales, with more than 700 LEAFs sold in the last few months.

Jul. 24, 2013

Nissan to Add Electric Vehicle Quick Charging at More Than 100 U.S. Leaf-Certified Dealerships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In an effort to speed the expansion of electric vehicle charging and build consumer awareness of the capability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF, Nissan will support installation of more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF-certified dealers in 21 key markets nationwide.

Jul. 8, 2013

Sol Voltaics: GaAs Nanowires for Solar Cells Get $6M

In April we reported on Swedish solar startup Sol Voltaics and its gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowires. Today's news from the firm has it collecting a $6 million conditional loan from the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA), Sweden’s national authority for energy policy issues. Sol Voltaics also added Erik Sauar, former CTO at solar manufacturer REC, as an investor -- and is in the process of raising another VC funding round.

Jun. 27, 2013

Nissan and CarCharging to Expand Electric Vehicle Quick Charger Network

MIAMI BEACH, FL AND NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced a joint initiative to make EV charging more readily available and to expand consumer awareness of the electric car market. CarCharging and Nissan will work together to determine the placement of the chargers, which is expected to be in key markets throughout the United States by the end of 2013.

May 14, 2013

GM to Source Small Cargo Vehicle from Nissan for U.S., Canada Markets

DETROIT and NASHVILLE, Tenn. - General Motors Co. and Nissan announced today the companies have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the United States and Canada.

May 14, 2013

VIDEO REPORT: Nissan Plant in Mexico Powered 50% by Renewable Energy

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Today, 50 percent of the energy used by the Nissan plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, comes from renewable sources. This is the first manufacturing facility out of the entire Renault-Nissan Alliance to achieve this milestone.

May 10, 2013

Nissan Has Best-Ever U.S. Sales Month in March

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported March U.S. sales of 137,726 units, up 1 percent from last year’s total of 136,317 and marking the best month in NNA history. Nissan Division also posted its highest volume month ever, with 126,623 deliveries, up 0.4 percent. Infiniti deliveries totaled 11,103, up 9 percent from last March.

Apr. 2, 2013

Nissan's Unique Approach to Affordable HEV Technology Set to Debut in 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid

NEW YORK - When it comes to sustainable mobility – including electric vehicles and gasoline/electric hybrid systems, Nissan is known for its innovative approach. More than 50,000 Nissan LEAF EVs have been sold around the world in just its first two years, affirming Nissan's position as the global leader in affordable production electric vehicles and advanced Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. The company's "one-motor, two-clutch" gasoline/electric powertrain parallel hybrid system made its production debut in the United States in spring 2011 in the rear-wheel drive Infiniti M Hybrid – a vehicle delivering more than 350 horsepower and 30 miles per gallon fuel efficiency.

Mar. 27, 2013

Antonio Lasaga Appointed Infiniti Global Head of Human Resources

Hong Kong - Antonio Lasaga (40) has been appointed General Manager, Global Head of Infiniti Human Resources effective March 1. In this role, he is responsible for all Infiniti HR matters globally with a specific focus on talent acquisition and talent management in order to support the company’s growth plans. He is based at Infiniti’s Global Headquarters in Hong Kong and reports directly to Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. President, Johan de Nysschen.

Mar. 21, 2013

VIDEO REPORT: Nissan Applies Fish Behavior to Study Collision-Free Vehicles

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Seven small robots could help change the fundamental way we get around forever. These little chick-like creatures made by Nissan Motor Company are called EPOROs - or zero emission robot car concepts. They run on electricity and use algorithms to move in harmony and in solitude. This was the first time the EPOROs visited the United States, making their debut at the newly minted Nissan Research Center – Silicon Valley (NRC-SV).

Feb. 21, 2013

VIDEO REPORT: Nissan Mexicana Blazes the Path for a Zero Emissions Future

MEXICO CITY – About 70 taxi drivers in México have been driving fully electric Nissan LEAFs for more than a year now as part of a pilot program launched in 2011. The objective is to showcase the car's technology while building experience and evidence of the Nissan LEAF potential under various driving conditions in México.

Feb. 12, 2013

Nissan to Triple Electric Vehicle Fast-Chargers; Partners with NRG Energy to Build First Fast-Charge Network in Washington D.C. Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the Washington Auto Show today, Nissan outlined its strategy for tripling the current electric vehicle quick-charging infrastructure in the United States with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months, including the greater Washington D.C. area's first fast-charge network.

Jan. 31, 2013

Nissan Begins U.S. Assembly of 2013 LEAF Electric Vehicle and Batteries

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - This week, Nissan will ramp up U.S. assembly of the 2013 model year all-electric LEAF at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., where it will be manufactured alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.

Jan. 9, 2013

Nissan reveals the future of taxi transport with three different models at the European Taxi Trade Fair

ROLLE, Switzerland - The taxis of tomorrow took centre stage on the Nissan stand at the European Taxi Fair, held last week in Cologne (9-10 November 2012).

Nov. 12, 2012

New York City Approves Nissan as Exclusive Taxi Provider

New York - In a majority vote today, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) officially approved regulations requiring the replacement of retiring taxicab vehicles with the Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow. This milestone, which officially makes the NV200 the taxicab of New York City, comes after a rigorous review and competitive selection process. The regulation sets a new standard for vehicles operating on the streets of New York, beginning in October 2013, and will significantly improve the overall fuel efficiency of New York's taxi fleet.

Sep. 20, 2012

FedEx Express and Nissan expand their cooperative testing on the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 to new global markets

HANOVER, Germany - Nissan today unveiled the all-new 100% electric Panel Van version e-NV200 Concept, decorated with Nissan and FedEx graphics and logos, at the 64th IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover.

Sep. 19, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI goes green with electric Popemobile

PARIS, Sep. 6 - An electric Renault Kangoo Maxi ZE will transport Pope Benedict XVI around his summer residence.

Sep. 17, 2012

Nissan Deltawing rides again, entered in American Le Mans Series finale

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The team behind the radical Nissan DeltaWing has declared it has ‘unfinished business'... after being unceremoniously shoved out of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours in June, the fans' favorite will return to finish what it started at the event's little brother, Petit Le Mans.

Sep. 17, 2012

Zero emissions, zero limits - Nissan's TeRRA SUV concept takes sustainability off-road

ROLLE (Switzerland) - The Nissan TeRRA SUV concept, to be unveiled on Sep 27th at the Paris Motor Show, combines two outstanding Nissan strengths - SUVs and EVs - in a vehicle that is equally in its element off-road in the wild or gliding silently through a sophisticated urban setting. With an innovative 4x4 fuel-cell electric powertrain and an athletic exterior that projects an unforgettable presence beyond its compact dimensions, TeRRA takes sustainable motoring into exciting new territory.

Sep. 12, 2012

Nissan unveils a bold new vision for the London 'Black cab': ‘the Nissan NV200 London taxi'

LONDON, United Kingdom - Nissan has unveiled a bold new vision for the future of the London ‘black cab' and its 300,000 daily users - the Nissan NV200 London Taxi.

Aug. 6, 2012

Infiniti EMERG-E: From Concept to Reality at Goodwood

CHICHESTER, West Sussex, UK- Infiniti EMERG-E, the highly advanced mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti's future, is now even more exhilarating. Following the launch of the concept car at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 28 - July 1) marks the global debut of the fully-functional version.

Jun. 29, 2012

Nissan powers through to the finish

Nissan power took nine of the top 10 positions at the Le Mans 24 Hours today, rounding off an incredible week for Nissan at the world's best endurance race. Former Le Mans winner Martin Brundle made good his return when he came home in eighth place in class with his son Alex and GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez. The second GT Academy winner Jordan Tresson made his Le Mans debut, impressing the Signatech Nissan team with his professionalism as he powered to ninth place alongside Franck Mailleux and Olivier Lombard.

Jun. 13, 2012

Renault and Kangoo Z.E. win yet more major awards

Renault has added to its collection of honours after picking up the manufacturer’s Environmental award and the Editor’s Award for Kangoo Van Z.E. at the 2012 Fleet World Honours today.

May. 16, 2012

Nissan to build new truck for Europe in Avila

Ávila (Spain) - Nissan announced today that its Avila Plant in Spain will produce a brand new medium-duty truck by the end of 2013. Nissan will invest over 100 M€ to develop the model and prepare Avila plant and its local suppliers for start of production next year.

May. 15, 2012

Nissan posts operating profit of 548.8 billion yen for FY11

YOKOHAMA - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced financial results for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2012.

May. 11, 2012

Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Preview

motorauthority.com - This weekend, Formula 1 arrives at the Circuit de Catalunya for the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix.

May. 5, 2012

GM posts $1 billion Q1 profit

usatoday.com - General Motors reported a first-quarter profit of $1 billion -- down from more than $1.6 billion a year ago -- on strong results in North America and continuing losses in Europe.

May. 3, 2012