ABB (ABB) $ 18.21 Canadian Solar (CSIQ) $ 19.54 Capstone Turbine (CPST) $ 0.22 Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) $ 728.08 Daqo New Energy (DQ) $ 18.37 First Solar (FSLR) $ 46.66 General Electric (GE) $ 26.82 Hannon Armstrong (HASI) $ 17.52 Hanwha SolarOne (HSOL) $ 1.10 iPatch DJ-UBS Coffee (JO) $ 20.70 iPath Pure Beta Coffee (CAFE) $ 14.30 JA Solar (JASO) $ 8.19 Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) $ 5.74 NRG, Inc. (NRG) $ 15.79 NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) $ 14.40 Ormat (ORA) $ 36.17 Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) $ 21.13 SolarCity (SCTY) $ 47.22 SunEdison (SUNE) $ 9.04 SunPower (SPWR) $ 22.78 TerraForm Power (TERP) $ 17.98 Tesla (TSLA) $ 246.15 TransAlta Renewables (RNW) $ 11.34 Trina Solar (TSL) $ 9.99 U.S. Geothermal (HTM) $ 0.64 Whole Foods Market (WFM) $ 33.84 Yingli Green Energy (YGE) $ 0.45

Electric Car Improvements

Nissan Increases Range of All-Electric LEAF

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted November 26, 2012 at 5:03PM

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.

You can see more in the video below. . .

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