First Drive: All-electric Nissan LEAF Prototype

By Editors on August 5, 2009 1:20 PM

If you were to think for a moment about the automotive manufacturers that are frontrunners in developing green technology and vehicles with reduced emissions, who would come to mind? Would it be Toyota? Honda? Chevrolet? How about Nissan?

If Nissan didn't cross your mind, you're not alone. That's why the automaker is hoping to make a big splash with the introduction of an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle it's dubbed LEAF. The Lithium-ion battery-powered LEAF is a five-door compact car that offers seating for five and a range of 100 miles, for a price Nissan says will be close to that of a comparable fuel-burning vehicle.

So does this vehicle have what it takes to help elevate Nissan to a position of environmental leadership? It just might. Read about our time behind the wheel of a LEAF prototype by following the link below.

Keep reading: Nissan LEAF EV

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