Could Nissan IMX trademark hint at IDx-like electric car?

Nissan Nissan has recently discovered to have filed a trademark filing for the “IMX” name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, discovered by Autoguide, was made on September 8 and specifies its use for vehicles, including electric vehicles. READ ALSO:  VOLKSWAGEN IS ‘SECOND MOVER’ IN ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLES – EXECUTIVE The similarity with the IDx name used for a sports car concept unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is obvious. This has led to speculation that IMX will be the name of a similar sports car concept powered…

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Outlines New 6-Year Plan. What’s In Store For India?

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Renault-Nissan Alliance All three carmakers to strengthen cooperation by sharing platforms that will be utilised to build 12 pure electric vehiclesand 40 vehicles with various levels of automation The Renault-Nissan Alliance has been quite busy over the last one year. Ever since the Franco-Japanese alliance bought Mitsubishi Motors in 2016, the three carmakers have been working on fully merging the Japanese SUV maker into the fold while also figuring out, 6-year plan, what we now know as the Alliance 2022. the next step Read also: MERCEDES’ NEW ALL-ELECTRIC CONCEPT CAR SHOWS…

USA Fully Electric Car Sales Up 47% In 2017

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The US electric car market has continued to grow at a rapid pace in the past year — led by California’s particularly strong electric car market, of course. From January through August, sales of 8 fully electric cars* grew 47% in the country. Sales of 6 plug-in hybrid cars were up 30%. Overall, that meant sales of these 14 plug-in car were up 40%. August 2017 vs August 2016 was less dramatic but still a period of strong growth. Fully electric car sales were up 19%. Plug-in hybrid sales were…

Nissan looking to launch electric crossover

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Yokohama, Japan – Nissan is likely to introduce an electric SUV in the near future as it expects demand for electric vehicles to increase in coming years. “We might have a crossover EV shortly in the future,” Daniele Schillaci, head global sales and marketing who also oversees Nissan’s EV business, told reporters. “It’s totally logical for us, given the strong EV experience we’ve had, to see this technology one day will be carried to a crossover,” he added, while declining to elaborate on specific timing or models. while declining to…

Nissan shows Leaf electric car revamped with more range

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CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Nissan’s new Leaf electric car will go farther on a charge and has a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving. It will also be cheaper, though the world’s top-selling electric car still won’t match the driving range of its prime competitors. The zero-emissions vehicle — which Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. unveiled in the U.S. READ ALSO: HONDA ANNOUNCES NEXT DELIVERY OF NSX TO UK   late Tuesday and in a Tokyo suburb Wednesday — promises a travel range of about 400…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

Nissan launches longer-range electric car

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Nissan Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf will run about 150 miles (240km) on a single charge, about 40 miles more than its previous model, the firm said. But that still falls short of ranges offered by rivals Tesla and GM. Other updates include advances in autonomous driving technology and a more modern design. The Leaf, the world’s best-selling electric car, is facing increasing competition in the fast- developing green car…

Nissan follows Ford into the Chinese electric car business

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On Tuesday, the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it’s forming a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group with the aim of developing and building plug-in electric cars specifically for the Chinese market. The demand for electric cars is growing exponentially. In 2016 over 2 million vehicles with a battery on board providing all or some of the propulsion were sold worldwide for the first time in history. What’s more, China is quickly emerging as the world’s single biggest market for all things EV. Last year, China accounted for 256,879 plug-in electric car…

Renault-Nissan plugs into Chinese electric car market with joint venture

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Renault-Nissan The Renault-Nissan alliance has become the latest  global car company to tie up with a Chinese manufacturer to develop battery-powered vehicles. The French-Japanese business is joining forces with China’s Dongfeng Motor Group to form eGT New Energy Automotive, a 50:50 joint venture. Already the world’s largest car market with 28m sales last year, China also leads in electric vehicles with 256,000 of them sold last year in the country. As the Beijing government tries to improve air quality in the country’s congested cities, electric vehicles are in huge demand, with…

The Leaf Is the World’s Best-Selling Electric Car. Now, Nissan Needs to Catch Up With Tesla

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Nissan Motor Co. When Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its all-electric Leaf in 2010, the Japanese carmaker found itself uncharacteristically leading the automotive pack. Capable of traveling 100 miles on a single charge, the car leapfrogged those from most rivals who were focused on developing hybrids—such as Toyota’s Prius— or simply squeezing more mileage out of their conventional gasoline-powered models. That head start helped turn the Leaf into the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, with almost 300,000 cars sold since its introduction. READ ALSO: HONDA ANNOUNCES NEXT DELIVERY OF NSX TO UK   Fast-forward seven…