Friday, August 7, 2009

New Product: Nissan LEAF EV for US in 2010

Nissan Motor Co. has announced that they plan to offer the Nissan LEAF pure electric car in the US in late 2010.
The LEAF seats 5, and will have a range of about 100 miles.  It uses a 24 KWH Lithium-Ion batter pack.  Top speed of 90 mph.
More info here...


  1. Looks like someone is going to cash in on going green in the auto industry. That someone will be all foreign owned companies, since our American companies cannot get their act together without an act (bailout) of Congress......

  2. It's unfortunate that General Motors dropped the ball with the EV1 back in the 90's. If they had ran with the technology since then, we would have affordable electrics and hybrids on the market now. These things won't be in demand until the average Joe can afford one. Some ICE vehicles are giving close to the same mileage as hybrids without the extra cost.

  3. I have been dreaming of getting either a hybrid or an all electric for some time. I just can't justify it when the little Mazda gets 35mpg, and I would likely only gain 5-10 mpg equivalent. Not to mention the Mazda is paid for. :)


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