Nissan Going Electric with the Leaf

Nissan’s first zero emissions vehicle is called the “Leaf”. It is not a hybrid, it is 100% electric. With a claimed 100 mile range this will surely complete against the upcoming Chevy Volt. There are differences though. The Volt actually has an on-board internal combustion engine to recharge the batteries after its all-electric range of 40 miles. The Leaf (which seats 5) is 100% electric. After electric range, the Leaf is dead without a recharge. According to Nissan, you will be able to have multiple charging options – at home, at work, and along the way. The Leaf will be available in select states with a charging infrastructure (Arizona, California, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Washington) first…in 2010.

For more information, visit Nissan’s site dedicated to the Leaf.

Nissan Leaf - 100% Electric
Nissan Leaf - 100% Electric

What do you think? Will the Leaf be a competitor in the electric car market?

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Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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