Nissan multiple battery choices for next generation LEAF, including the 60 kWh battery shown here at right (current 30 kWh pack on left)

Report: Nissan To Sell AESC Lithium-Ion Joint Venture With NEC?

Nikkei reports that Nissan intends to withdraw from some of its lithium-ion cell battery manufacturing. Several years ago, the Japanese carmaker established a joint venture with NEC (electrode supplier) – the Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC), holding a 51% share. Besides the first production facility in Japan and later in the US…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 1

Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan Unveils Fully Functional Electric BladeGlider

Nissan unveiled a working prototype of BladeGlider in Rio de Janeiro today, of which, the original concept was presented in 2013 at the Tokyo Auto Show (see photos and videos from three years ago here). The unveiling was part of the Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy. “Nissan Motor Co., Ltd today unveiled…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 42

May Sales, Lead By The Nissan LEAF and Fusion Energi Look Make It Three Good Monthly Results In A Row

July 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Plug-in electric vehicle sales have set a sales record in every month so far in 2016*, but something special has been happening over the past two months – year-over-year comps have been destroyed. For July, some ~13,432 plug-ins were sold, the 4th best result for any month of EV sales in the US (all…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 43