Nissan to Begin Firming Up Leaf Reservation List

More than 115,000 Americans have gone on the Internet and registered their interest in the 2011 Nissan Leaf battery electric car, and beginning Tuesday the company will begin trying to move those electronic tire-kickers onto the more select reservation list. The price to get on the waiting list for the first round of cars is $99, which is refundable if you buy a Leaf or opt out of the program.

The timing two days before Earth Day is coincidental, said Mark Perry, a Nissan spokesman. The Leaf will cost $32,780, but there is a $7,500 federal tax credit and various state incentives, including a $5,000 cash rebate in what will undoubtedly be one of the car’s strongest markets, California.
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Future Infiniti G Could Get Mercedes-Benz 4-Cylinder

Nissan’s Infiniti G will someday be available with a Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder engine, said Carl Ghosn, chief executive of Renault and Nissan, in a conference call with reporters this week.

Mr. Ghosn’s informal announcement followed a Wednesday press conference in which Daimler and Nissan announced a strategic partnership.
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing on the 2010 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

2010 Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary EditionNissan today announced pricing for the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, which is scheduled to go on sale in early spring 2010. Created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Datsun 240Z, the 40th Anniversary Edition starts with the 370Z Touring model equipped with Sport Package and 6-speed manual transmission then adds unique special equipment. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) is $38,860 USD. The 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 1,000 units. Continue reading Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing on the 2010 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition

Nissan’s First Fuel Cell Vehicle Lease in North America

Nissan X-TRAIL FCV

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced the lease of a X-TRAIL Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) to Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. Nissan, which began development of fuel cell vehicle technology in 1996, has previously used FCVs in demonstration fleets in Japan and in California through the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), but this is Nissan’s first commercial FCV lease in North America. The Sacramento Coca-Cola lease is for one year, with an option for two additional years. Continue reading Nissan’s First Fuel Cell Vehicle Lease in North America

Nissan Unveils ‘LEAF’ Electric Car

NISSAN LEAFNissan today unveiled the Nissan ‘LEAF’, a  new zero-emission car. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.

Slated for launch in late 2010 in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Nissan LEAF ushers in a new era of mobility – the zero-emission era. The car is the embodiment of Nissan’s radical, transformative vision for the future and the culmination of decades of investment and research.

“Nissan LEAF is a tremendous accomplishment – one in which all Nissan employees can take great pride,” said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We have been working tirelessly to make this day a reality – the unveiling of a real-world car that has zero – not simply reduced – emissions. It’s the first step in what is sure to be an exciting journey – for people all over the world, for Nissan and for the industry.” Continue reading Nissan Unveils ‘LEAF’ Electric Car