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Nissan Dealerships to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto | Nissan North America(FRANKLIN, TN) -- Select Nissan dealerships across the country will soon be among the first in the nation to add electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to dealership operations. 

This new feature will be available for new owners of the Nissan LEAF, which is set to roll out in select U.S. markets beginning in December.  Nissan is preparing to open EV charging stations at more than 150 dealerships in target markets in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Tennessee by January 2011.

"We're proud to have strong partners in our dealer group who, like Nissan, are investing in affordable, sustainable mobility," said Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nissan North America. 

Twenty thousand U.S. consumers have already reserved the Nissan LEAF since reservations opened April 20.

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Ford Closing a Third of Lincoln Dealerships

Photo Courtesy - Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that it plans to close about 175 of its Lincoln dealerships in the top 130 metro markets.  The number represents about 35 percent of the existing 500 Lincoln dealers. Ford says its strategy is to beef up sales at the dealerships that will remain.

In all, Ford has nearly 1,200 dealers that sell Lincoln cars across the U.S., but the automaker wouldn’t reveal what it might have in store for those operating in smaller regions.

The game plan now is focusing efforts to improve the customer experience at the remaining 325 Lincoln dealers in the top 130 markets, because that's where nine out of ten buyers of luxury cars reside.

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