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Nissan Leaf

Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family-car. Thatís an acronym that accurately describes the Nissan Leaf. Reaching American and Japanese public at the end of 2010, as a 2011 model, the Nissan Leaf has delivered everything the manufacturer claims. This hatchback is an all-electric car that emits zero harmful gases or emissions and was initially available for $32,780.

Like was stated, the first customers to receive the Leaf were those American and Japanese consumers, in late 2010. One year later, in November 2011, the Leaf was being marketed in Portugal, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.

The increasing popularity of the Nissan Leaf has been backed by several accolades. It was the recipient of the 2010 Green Car of the Year Award, 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year, 2011 Car of the Year Japan and 2012 Car of the Year Japan.

Everything about the Leaf is designed to conserve power and energy. The LED headlights consume 50% less electricity than standard halogen headlights. Not only is the body of the car designed to be highly aerodynamic, but the bottom panel is also designed to reduce drag, while increasing aerodynamics. The engine is powered by an 80 kilowatt battery that can generate a whopping (just kidding) 110 horsepower. Unlike many electric and hybrid cars, the Leaf has an impressive driving range of up to an EPA-estimated 100 miles. However, cruising at 38 MPH, the Leaf has a range of 138 miles. Not that you would ever cruise at that speed for that long. However, according to research, it will take 9 years of driving the Leaf for the payback value of not using fuel to affect consumers.

Nissan Leaf Reviews by Year

2012 Nissan Leaf
Ranging in price from $27,700 to $35,200, the 2012 Nissan Leaf will save you tons of money, even after purchase. The reason is that this small-size sedan is 100% electrically powered. Think of all the money youíll save simply by plugging your car in to an electrical outlet. Nissan also offers SUNPOWER with the Leaf, which essentially entails having solar panels installed on the roof of your garage, which will save you loads of cash in the long run by having the car charger completely solar powered. Additionally, unlike many electric cars currently on the market, the Nissan Leaf is able to travel up to 100 miles between charges. With a top speed of 90 MPH, the Leaf is well ahead of the competition. Most other electric cars have top speed of around 35 MPH, give or take. Donít worry about taking road trips either, as Nissan has over 100 locations nationwide, where you can stop and recharge the Leaf. Most of the locations are in California, Washington, Florida, New York, Tennessee, Michigan and Illinois, with other scattered throughout the United States. more
2011 Nissan Leaf
Reviewing the Nissan Leaf is a little like gazing into a crystal ball. Edmunds, in its assessment of the revolutionary 2011 all-electric five-door hatchback said it "just may be the first practical electric car that real families can actually own and buy." Twenty-thousand drivers have taken possession of their Leafs starting in December 2010.
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