Nissan Denies Claims of Electric Production Cuts and Offers No Charge to Charge

Fret not, supporters and buyers of the Nissan electric vehicle initiative! The game is still on.

Nissan has recently dismissed the claims that it was reducing its production of electric vehicles at its plant in Tennessee. In an official statement made by spokesman Travis Parman, as quoted by Industry Week, “The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100 percent committed to its industry-leading EV program.”

No Charge to Charge

This zero-emissions brainchild of chief executive Carlos Ghosn has been a global effort to become a leader in eco-friendly vehicles. Through the combined efforts of Nissan and Renault, the Nissan LEAF has become the top-selling highway-capable electric car on the market.  As a promotion for LEAF drivers, a 2-year No Charge to Charge program will allow drivers to charge their EVs for free at any of the nation-wide Nissan-installed charge stations. Nissan’s commitment to this initiative is strong and will continue into 2015 and beyond.

What is true is that the Alliance is now examining its strategy for these batteries, possibly moving its battery production from the US and England to the plant in Korea. Whether this will happen or not is still not set in stone, but the amount of production will definitely not see any cuts in the imminent future.

With Nissan’s efforts for the future of the car industry and our planet, you know your values for the future are shared here at Economy Nissan.

Nissan Built the Perfect Adventure Vehicle with Help from Facebook Fans

For those who love the outdoors, you may always be on the lookout for the perfect adventure vehicle. Nissan started Project Titan with that goal in mind and, with the help of its Facebook fans, it created the ultimate vehicle to take on the Alaskan wilderness.

Project Titan is officially completed now with Nissan Facebook fans voting on numerous modifications including the camo-inspired wrap, accessory lighting, a NISMO cold-air intake, and more. Check out this video to see the build in progress.

Now, two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni will co-pilot the Titan through the wilderness to see just how far it can go. David Guzman, an army veteran, will be joined by Kevin McMahon, who spent 31 years in the military in both the Army and Marine Corps.

You can follow their adventure on Nissan Truck’s Facebook page. There you can see photos and videos of the journey.

Did you participate in the online voting for Project Titan? Want to create your own adventure vehicle? Head over to Economy Nissan today and check out the lineup of rugged Nissan vehicles.

Nissan Shows It Can Have Fun with Nyan Cat GT-R

The internet is filled with all sorts of bizarre things that seemingly defy explanation. One of these is the immense popularity of a pop tart-bodied animated cat, called Nyan Cat. Since 2011, the YouTube video of this cat steaming a rainbow across the sky has garnered more than 100 million views! See how long you can make it through the 3 and a half minute video (less than a minute over here).

Since then, pictures of the cat and its accompanying animated GIF can be found all over the internet.

Nyan Cat GT-R

We couldn’t find video of the Nyan Cat GT-R so we settled for watching the original video instead.

With this in mind, electronic music star and music producer, Deadmau5 (that’s pronounced “dead mouse”) had a custom Nyan Cat wrap created for his 458 Italia Ferrari, which he lovingly named “Purrari.” Ferrari wasn’t so happy about it and sent him a cease and desist letter to remove the custom wrap. He eventually removed the wrap because he was selling the car.

Now, Nissan wants to show it knows how to have fun by creating a Nyan Cat GT-R to replace the 458 and even put a custom “Spec” badge with the Deadmau5 logo beneath the GT-R insignia. The image of the modified Nyan Cat GT-R appears to only be a Photoshop job, but it’s a pretty good one and shows off Nissan’s sense of humor.

Here at Economy Nissan, we’ll definitely have to side with Deadmau5 on this one. It would seem that once you purchased something like a car, you would have the freedom to do whatever you wanted with it. Great job, Nissan on showing Ferrari how to have a little fun.

Nissan Heisman House Returns for College Football Season

College football season is in full swing, which for many people means it’s the most wonderful time of the year. One of the most exciting aspects of college football is watching the Heisman Trophy candidates progress through the season with one champion coming out on top.

For the fourth year, Nissan brings back its popular Heisman House campaign, which imagines what it would be like if Heisman Trophy winners from all ages lived together under one roof. Obviously, hilarity ensues as the older generation clashes with the younger winners and old rivalries are played out.

This year’s campaign stars 11 Heisman Trophy winners, including Marcus Allen, Tony Dorsett, Robert Griffin III, Ricky Williams, John David Crow, Johnny Maziel, George Rogers, Roger Staubach, Billy Sims, Andre Ware, and Charles Woodson.

“Nissan’s Heisman House brings to life a fantasy for most college football fans—just hanging out with some of the best college football players that ever played the game,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan North America, Inc, in a statement. “Not only is it great to join ESPN in bringing a little more fun and excitement to games this fall, Nissan is particularly proud to play a role in some of the rewarding work of the Heisman Trust.”

There are six humorous scenes that explore the Heisman winners’ life together, including one where the legendary Roger Staubach has to share a room with rookie Johnny Manziel.

Visit the Nissan Heisman House online to watch all of the fun. Which video is your favorite?

Nissan Crowns Next GT Academy International Champion

Nissan just can’t stop making dreams come true and has crowned the newest GT Academy International Champion – Ricardo Sanchez from Toluca, Mexico.

GT Academy International Champion

Ricardo now joins the ranks of other GT Academy champions, such as Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough, and many more. These champions have stunned the racing world by showing how someone can go from virtual to reality and not only drive well, but win races.

For the next four months, Ricardo will be in one of the most intense, advanced driver development programs in the world and will join the NISMO racing team in the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2015.

The Nissan GT Academy International competition included hundreds of thousands of gamers from Australia, India, Mexico, the Middle East, and Thailand—each playing Gran Turismo on PlayStation to earn a spot at Race Camp. Ricardo came through the National Finals as one of 28 international competitors, representing six countries.

At Race Camp, the competitors spent six days showing off their skills both on and off the track, but ultimately, Ricardo’s hard work paid off.

Join with us here at Economy Nissan as we wish Ricardo success in his future as a NISMO athlete.