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#814 of 1543 Re: maybe next time leave a bigger gap between the cars too [steve_]
Nov 06, 2012 (9:25 pm)
And if you believe that BS I got a bridge for sale. That is all Damage control for the EV agenda. Cars we paid to have built in a foreign country. I guess we are stuck with 4 more years of lies and deception on the Green Agenda.
#815 of 1543 Re: maybe next time leave a bigger gap between the cars too [gagrice]
Nov 07, 2012 (9:59 am)
They very carefully worded their statement to imply the standard 12v battery started the fire, but if that were the case all flooded cars would have gone up in flames.
The battery pack stores a LOT more energy than a regular 12v pack and relies on liquid cooling and all sorts of sophisticated engineering to cool itself.
Not that cars must be built to withstand floods, but the statement is extremely misleading.
#816 of 1543 Re: maybe next time leave a bigger gap between the cars too [ateixeira]
Nov 07, 2012 (1:26 pm)
I don't think a 12V lead acid battery would get that hot with salt water covering it. It would dissipate its charge. I wonder how big the 12volt battery is. In the Prius it is a little thing to keep the computers going. I noticed the careful wording as well.
#821 of 1543 Nissan misses sales target on EV
Nov 15, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Are EV sales Dead???
Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn finally admitted the automaker will not meet its sales target for its all-electric Leaf — in another sign of the broad struggle of the electric vehicle industry.
"The forecast we have given ourselves for the year will not be reached," Ghosn told Bloomberg Television in Mexico City on Thursday.
Despite months of lagging sales, the Japanese automaker has steadfastly refused to acknowledge that it could not double sales in 2012 to 20,000 after selling nearly 10,000 in 2011.
In October, the Leaf also had its best month all year, selling 1,579, up 86 percent from a year ago. For the year, Nissan has sold 6,791 Leafs, down 15.6 percent from this time a year ago.
Nissan sold 9,679 all-electric Leafs in 2011.
#822 of 1543 Re: Nissan misses sales target on EV [gagrice]
Nov 16, 2012 (1:20 pm)
Volt sales just hit an all time high, new record last month: 2961.
#823 of 1543 Re: Nissan misses sales target on EV [ateixeira]
Nov 16, 2012 (7:31 pm)
They are selling at invoice to unload the 2012 models sitting on the showrooms. CA has given them the HOV sticker as well.