Nissan has introduced a new Nissan LEAF in Japan that can travel 142 miles on a single charge, thanks to a streamlined battery system and the vehicle's lighter weight. The new, improved range EV is also offering more competitive pricing and will soon be found at an additional 500 dealerships.
Additional upgrades include. . .
Roomier luggage space
Dashboard displays that indicate how much battery charge is left
Navigation systems that calculate the best energy-saving route to the driver's destination
A smaller, lighter recharging nozzle
Reduction of rare-earth use by 40 percent for the electric motor.
Editor's Note: From solar and wind to geothermal and biofuels, Green Chip readers want to know which renewable energy resource will take over where fossil fuels leave off. The answer is...all of the above!
There is no one single solution to today's energy crisis. However, the combination of all viable renewable energy resources, coupled with energy efficiency, conservation and smart grid development will not only lead us to energy independence and a cleaner, more sustainable energy infrastructure — but also to what will soon prove to be the greatest investment opportunity of the 21st Century.
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