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Nissan keen to leverage U.S. tax credit on electric vehicles

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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Well, personally speaking, I would never buy a Nissan again. Don't ask why. Japanese may have short memories and "just want to forget", but there's plenty of information on the internet now regarding certain recent matters.

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Who is this company, again?

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President Joe Biden signed the landmark climate change and health care bill into law last month. The tax credit can be used to defray the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle that’s made in the U.S.

Musk and Tesla's business "success" has benefited greatly from such subsidies.

https://www.grid.news/story/technology/2022/04/30/elon-musk-hates-the-government-his-companies-love-it/

Nissan wants a place on the gravy train but doubtful they will create good jobs in America or find a market for the "Leaf".

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Who is this company, again?

Answer : A cheap, tacky little company, with a nasty little boardroom.

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To produce the batteries for EV, you will need nickel, cobalt, and lithium. The mining of these minerals flatten mountains, destroy forests and gravely harm the natural environment. To power These cars, you will need to suck up the energy coming from fossil fuel power plants and coal power plants. The green clean energy do not really minimize CO2 emissions but aggravates it. It is rather an attack on common people who cannot afford these EV. This is an attack on personal autonomy. EV limits your freedom to move because there aren’t many charging stations especially outside urban areas.

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Good Job Nissan!

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I would never consider a Nissan….ever!

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Nissan has a long ways to go before going green, they need to work on their Image first and foremost.

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I once owned a Nissan 4x4 Rasheen bought it used, loved the low profile look and the front /rear ends design and that was all, everything else in terms of electronics and powertrain were very poor and a constant headache.

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Ghosn are the days when I'd consider buying a Nissan.

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EV California. On the 27th of August announced ending gas cars by 2035 then on the 2nd of September asks EV owners not to charge their cars because of the strain on the grid.

If some of what is true charging your EV at home in California is more expensive than charging stations and you have time limits at charging stations or get a penalty.

So Nissan is taking advantage of US and even many Canadian provinces subsidies to buy EV cars.

But if gung ho EV California can't handle the electrical needs, I see it not being a practical Vehicle for at least a decade in just the develed world.

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Practically talking, Nissan or not the 2020 - 2030 is the decade of the hybrids.

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Whatever it takes to stop using oil.

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I would never buy an EV at least not in the near future.

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That is a good news, the average joe is likely to buy one of Nissan's EV to daily commute to the office and the supermarket without spending a lot of money in fuel. Also that law is a friendly way for Joe Biden to adress strenght the ties between the 2 countrys.

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bass4funkSep. 3 07:23 pm JST

I would never buy an EV at least not in the near future.

i recently got a diesel car and get about 50 MPG (UK gallon) (18 km per liter)

Half of my driving is in town.

So no plans to change to an electric car in the near future.

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AntiquesavingSep. 3 10:01 am JST

EV California. On the 27th of August announced ending gas cars by 2035 then on the 2nd of September asks EV owners not to charge their cars because of the strain on the grid.

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When i do, i would go for a Hybred as power outlets are not common and as electric car numbers increase access to a non private chargers will become harder. Mainly due to the time it takes to charge the battery.

It could be like the 70's and the long ques at the fuel stations to get fuel.

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As most of electricy is produced using fossel fuels, most of the pollution would move from the roads to the power plants. Not so good if you live near one, but the air quality in cities and towns would improve.

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To recharge (for an hour) the same number of cars that can fill their tanks up in an hour, the forecourt would need to be massive.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sytWLB4-W-M

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Nissan wants a place on the gravy train but doubtful they will create good jobs in America or find a market for the "Leaf".

Average wage at Nissan North America is $85K/yr and the average bonus is $5K/yr:

https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Employer=Nissan_North_America%2C_Inc./Salary

Nissan USA has about 21,000 employees including about 16,000 working in three vehicle manufacturing plants, two in Tennessee and one in Mississippi.

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