2013 Good Year For Electric Vehicle Sales

Anyone who thought the future would look like an episode of the Jetson’s will be glad to know that 2013 was great in terms of electric vehicle sales. According to an article by Scientific American, more than 90,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids were purchased over the course of the year. Those sales are almost double from those of 2012. Factors that seemed to have affected sales include the bankruptcy filings of American electric vehicle start-ups Coda Automotive and Fisker Automotive, the latter of which received a loan from…

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Nissan stretches the LEAF into a new luxury vehicle

Nissan continues to show favor for lithium-ion batteries Nissan remains one of the few major automakers that have yet to fully embrace hydrogen fuel. Though the automaker has recently taken an interest in fuel cells, much of its focus remains on fossil-fuels and lithium-ion batteries. Its decision to keep its focus limited is partly due to the success of its LEAF electric vehicle. Over the years, Nissan has introduced various models of the LEAF in an attempt to meet the demands of consumers and show off the capabilities of electric…

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