We may have found the ugliest car ever, wanna' see? A Porsche hybrid goes to Nurburgring; Volvo offers a factory-installed Windows PC; lots of Porsche Cayenne feedback from y'all; and a drive in an American icon (you should really wait before you buy).Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) Episode 155 Show notes
Nissan will start taking reservations for its Leaf all-electric sedan in April, with deliveries coming at year's end.
The company isn't disclosing the car's price tag, but Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has said it will be competitively priced with similarly sized vehicles, which the company sees as crucial to mass market adoption. The $100 reservation fee is refundable, and the company will start to take actual orders in August, Nissan said Thursday.
The 24-city Nissan Leaf Zero-Emission Tour stopped at the Museum of Science in Boston on Tuesday to announce that Nissan and Massachusetts will develop an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.
The agreement includes plans to promote a charging infrastructure for electric cars so drivers could charge their cars at home, work, and other locations. Nissan also has agreed to make available a supply of electric vehicles statewide.
Nissan has spearheaded a holistic approach to zero-emission mobility by working with several states, municipalities, utility companies, including the state of Tennessee, the state of Oregon, … Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Nissan North America has cut the amount it intends to invest in a new U.S. electric-vehicle assembly line and battery plant by about $200 million and in turn reduced the amount of a federal loan it will tap.
Nissan originally estimated the cost of the Smyrna, Tenn., project at $2 billion and had applied for $1.6 billion in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy to pay for 80 percent of the project.
The scope of the project hasn't changed: produce 200,000 lithium ion batteries and 150,000 complete electric vehicles a … Read more
Nissan is certainly laying the ground work to provide would-be buyers plenty of places to charge the all-electric Leaf car coming out in 2010.
In conjunction with Ecotality subsidiary eTec, Nissan North America is announcing yet another area in the U.S. where it will try to sell its electricand offer public charging stations in conjunction with a U.S Department of Energy-sponsored program.
The Leaf is scheduled to be showcased at a press conference in Seattle with Mayor Greg Nickels on Wednesday to kick off the Pacific Northwest effort. On Monday, Nissan announced collaborations in San Francisco, … Read more
Automakers tend to agree that the electrification of the car is inevitable, but Nissan is leading the way by readying a mass-market, affordable electric car for production. The Leaf is a midsize hatchback with a range of a little more than 100 miles, according to Nissan. Although Nissan didn't let us drive it, the company brought the Leaf to CNET's headquarters so we could get a close look at what might be the future of driving.
When Nissan first released pictures of the car, commenters found it ugly, with its bulbous headlights giving it a frog-like appearance. But … Read more
A new survey shows the messaging behavior of men and women on dating sites. And it leads Natali to the inevitable conclusion that you shouldn't date dorks. We also talk over the WikiLeaks pager data from the 9/11 events. And BlackBerry gets an eBay app. Why is this such big news?Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1114
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Blackberry finally gets official, free eBay app http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10404316-12.html… Read more
LOS ANGELES--Nissan Motor will keep the price of its upcoming battery-powered Leaf competitive with similar-sizeand expects to make money on the vehicle despite the cost of its launch, said Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn on Friday.
The five-passenger hatchback, which is being designed to have an all-electric range of 100 miles, would cost only 1 percent to 2 percent more than traditional combustion engine vehicles in its class, he said.
"On the pricing of the vehicle it is too early to say, but there will be no surprise," Ghosn said. "We know it will be the … Read more
Over the years, we've seen a variety of approaches intended to meld multiple small servers into a single larger system. 3Leaf Systems is the latest. On November 3, it introduced a Dynamic Data Center Server (DDC-Server) for AMD Opteron processors. The DDC-Server combines a custom DDC-ASIC chip with software to create a symmetric multiprocessing server with 32 6-core AMD "Istanbul" processors and 1 terabyte of memory.
The system, together with the InfiniBand switch required to interconnect the server components, 8TB of storage, and 3Leaf's software, is priced at $250,000. A smaller $99,000 version … Read more
TOKYO -- Infiniti will get an electric vehicle as early as 2012, and Nissan Motor Co. also will create an electric commercial van to sell to governments and fleet customers.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the electric Infiniti will be "a compact luxury car--a stylish, high-performance four-seater with zero emissions."
He did not say whether the electric Infiniti would use a unique platform or one derived from the Nissan Leaf family car. For several years, Nissan has been engineering separate platforms to keep the Nissan and Infiniti brands distinct.
Nissan is ramping up to produce its electric five-passenger … Read more