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Battery-only Leaf Enters U.S. Production

Carlos Ghosn

SMYRNA, TN-Nissan Motor has begun production here of its 100 percent battery-driven Leaf sedan. Announcing Job One on the Nissan stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, NISSAN/RENAULT CEO Carlos Ghosn voiced disappointment in Leaf’s U.S. sales last year, 9,819 cars vs. a 20,000 annual target. The charismatic CEO told Detroit interviewers […]

Ghosn Proves an all-electric Leaf booster

Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn’s intrepid moves in the electric-car segment have startled competitors. The decision to build all-electric Leaf subcompact cars at Nissan’s Smyrna, TN plant, starting January 10, should raise sales of the new base-model Leafs cars, whose suggested retail price will be dialed back from a highish $35K, (plus the $7,500 federal tax credit). Would […]

E-car Era Revs Up at LA Show

The LA auto show prides itself on rolling out a flock of firsts every winter and the 2012 event kept up the record in spades. More electric cars were released than ever before, at any 2012 international or local show. Plug-in cars stole the limelight-not a surprise in the Golden State’s clean-air fixation. Whether for […]

Huge Gift For Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation, Miss Mint Crowned

This just in: Margie Petersen & the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation have gifted the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation approximately $100,000,000. Click here for detals.  The race is over but the face is fresh. General Tire crowned Keli Snyder, a University of Southern California journalism student and a television host for Lucas Oil, as […]