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Nissan Leaf NISMO Electric Vehicle has impressive features

US News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 16:18
Nissan Leaf NISMO Electric Vehicle has impressive features

Japanese automaker Nissan has recently enhanced its electric vehicle (EV) line-up with the addition of a new vehicle --- the Nissan LEAF NISMO.

The sporty LEAF NISMO is a new offering from Nissan’s in-house tuning group, Nismo. The vehicle is the LEAF’s spiced-up version, with a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, Continental ContiSportcontact 5 tires, retuned ABS and traction control systems, and a notably more aggressive computer tuning which makes the vehicle a lot more exciting to drive in terms of acceleration.

However, despite the enhancements, the LEAF NISMO essentially retains all the staple features of the LEAF, including the vehicle’s ProPilot assist semiautonomous driving system as well as the e-Pedal braking system which enables drivers to use maximum regeneration on braking.

So far as the hardware is concerned, the LEAF NISMO does not unfold any substantial changes over the LEAF; with the battery pack and the motor layout of both the EVs being the same. However, there are some notable changes made to the interior of the vehicle, including the ultra-suede wrapping of the steering wheel, a change in the electronic shifter, and a more profound accent stitching.

The new Nissan LEAF NISMO is scheduled to go on sale in Japan at the end of July 2018. However, Nissan has not made any official statement about the possible availability of the vehicle in international markets.

Business: Auto SectorCompanies: Nissan MotorRegion: JapanGeneral: FeaturedTNM
Categories: US News

Electric Vehicles could lead to massive job losses: UAW

New Zealand News - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 16:12

The Union of Auto Workers (UAW) has warned that the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the US could have a devastating effect on the jobs in the country. As per the warning, the EV revolution could result in jobs losses in the US.

The warning by the UAW has come against the backdrop of its currently ongoing efforts to unionize American EV maker Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing facility, which is biggest EV factory in the country. According to the union’s filings, it has spent more than $400,000 in 2017 on its ‘Tesla Campaign.’

The UAW’s earlier attempt at unionizing EV production in the US involved Japanese automaker Nissan’s LEAF-manufacturing Smyrna factory. But, that attempt was not successful.

The UAW’s warning about the disastrous impact of EV adoption on the US job market has come almost a month after the release of a study by German automotive labor union, in which it has been projected that the auto industry’s switch to EVs could lead to a loss of at least 75,000 jobs.

In asserting that the rise of EVs will probably be dire for US jobs, UAW’s research director Jennifer Kelly said that a transition to EVs will eliminate the jobs of “the workers who are making engines and transmissions today,” and added: “We’re looking at a considerable net job loss just in that technological transition.”

Region: United StatesBusiness: Auto SectorGeneral: TNMFeatured

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