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Nissan Raises Bet on EVs (12/13/12)

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  1. auto show2:34
  2. Smyrna Tennessee0:34
  3. electric vehicles0:26
  4. Greg Ballard2:57
  5. Robert Arnold1:46
  6. alternative fuels3:48
  7. Nissan leaf0:19
  8. foreign oil3:42
  9. auto maker1:23
  10. Municipal fleets2:44

Thu, 13 Dec 2012|

U.S. output of Leaf set to begin, an e-Infiniti for 2014; Acura’s temptress; black box privacy concerns; Indy embraces alternative fuels


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Did they say edition of first shift and Jennifer bond. Coming up what city's ambitious green goal. We'll tell you more -- today's top news stories. -- all of the Nissan leaf that may be sluggish. But that hasn't stopped the automaker from boosting its bets on electric vehicles. The Bloomberg reports the automaker has begun producing lithium ion battery packs at a plant in Smyrna Tennessee. EUS -- and worth as much as one point four billion dollars is hoping the project. The leafs themselves will be building and stores starting early next year. CEO Carlos going saying quote. The opening of this facility in Tennessee supports our goal of making -- emissions mobility your reality. Through American jobs and American manufacturing. Nissan also announcing yesterday that it will sell in all electric infinity model and when he fourteen. And add another electric car to its line up two years after that. In -- meanwhile Nissan parent Renault is also seeking to boost its investment in future products. They're French auto maker hopes to raise about one point nine billion dollars. By selling its remaining six point 5% stake in Volvo trucks. Add another voice to the chorus calling for privacy assurances. As data recording devices in vehicles become mandatory. That he -- news says the president of AAA Robert Arnold name is on congress to pass legislation and that quote. Prohibits access to data without permission from the owner or from a court order. Unless the data is used for research purposes and cannot be tracked please single vehicles. The US wants the so called black boxes installed on all vehicles built after September -- -- fourteen. Most have them already. And finally own proportions. Smooth arching body lines what's super model might may be referring to. -- guys that parents description in other prototype for the 2014 and that concept it will be shown at next months teach -- auto show. Within fifteen years gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Could be about lust for the Indianapolis. Municipal fleets. At least that's what the city's chief executive is planning for. Given current technology. The time to begin this process. Now Republican mayor Greg Ballard. An executive order yesterday. -- the city to replace it non police fleet us a hundred cars with electric or plug in hybrid vehicles. And this. By 120 fine. This city also working to convert 200 heavy duty vehicles. But just snow plows and trash trucks to run comprised natural gas. Furthermore her Indy is looking to partner with one -- more auto makers to develop a plug in hybrid only car. Its current cop cars averaged ten miles per gallon the goal at least forty MPG. Ballard's overarching aim to reduce dependence on foreign oil. The Wall Street Journal says the move marks one of the most ambitious steps toward alternative fuels like any major city. Now -- first shift that 69. That's the every day's supply of new vehicles and US dealer lots as of December 1. That's also the highest for that date since 2008. For more industry news check our website at onion dot com we'll see you tomorrow morning.

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    It's Tuesday and you're watching first step I'm Ursula is a rally. Coming up how Nissan is putting ladies first in Japan. Now Jennifer Vaughn is in the newsroom at your headlines. Things are Islam. Twit you know is changing the way it pays factory workers in Japan and then keep financial daily reports that the new system will focus on performance instead of seniority. The auto makers labor union has been told the plan. Toyota hopes to roll it out to about 60% of its workers in January. 1 goal attracting young talents. Here now are some more detail on billionaire George Soros says plans to invest in car dealerships. Two sources who heard a representatives speak any private dinner in San Francisco this weekend tell Automotive News. That Soros Fund Management is prepared to invest as much as one billion dollars in the business. The representatives said Soros has no intention of running car dealerships. The fund's goal would be to keep the current management in place and help with that capital strategies. The firm is set to be talking with several interested parties. The latest telling you for confirmed deaths are linked to defective at General Motors ignition switches its fifteen. The deadline for filing claims is this Saturday. Kenneth Feinberg the victim's compensation attorney hired by GM to a suspect claims. Exposed to be reviewing Perry class well into a sprained. Check back. Finally the hair raising power in performance of the AMG GT. That's what Mercedes will be touting in its approval added this Sunday. The latest tape and the tortoise vs hare fable. Made its debut on the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday. Why create TV buzz now. Burst in any marketing VP drew Slavin says half the purpose of AC global ad. Is getting people involved in the discussion before the game. What is the what what you write toilet like mail for Allison can you explain what Internet as. I mean. What is I three anyway Allison BMW unveiled its commercial on The Today Show earlier yesterday. You can watch if not ears of Super Bowl ads at auto slash super ads Ers flown back to you. Thanks Jennifer and he said he plans to put more females to work in Japan by doubling the number of sales woman took 14100 but 2018. And funny thirteen the auto maker began designing Japanese dealerships for mothers. By putting many cars on the show floor and offering nursing rooms and play areas for children. On Friday the auto maker said it will triple its ladies first dealerships. To 300 in the coming fiscal year and aims to have 700 by 2018. According to Bloomberg. And we'll stay with Nissan for a first shipped back to. Yeah. One million that's the number of vehicles automaker has exported from United States. This vehicle was manufactured in sneer at Tennessee and will be sold in South Korea. Nissan has been building cars in the U lasts for 31 years. It's two US plants now export vehicles to 68 global markets. To have achieved more million units of exports. Proved so we're making it attractive. I'm globally competitive products. And that's our show for today thanks for tuning in.