Nissan unveils electric five-seat hatchback “Leaf”

August 2, 2009

Japan (ChattahBox) — Nissan Motor Co unveiled its first all electric car on Sunday, named Nissan Leaf. Japan’s third-biggest car maker by sales volume will roll out the zero-emission five-seat hatchback car in late 2010 in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said the company plans to offer Nissan Leaf at an affordable price, which it has yet to disclose and is optimistic about electric vehicles entering the mainstream, expecting them to represent one in 10 new cars globally by 2020. Ghosn said the Leaf is a “powerful car, with no delay in response since there is no gear shift with a top speed of over 140 km/hour (76 mph) and a cruising range of at least 160 km (100 miles).  More here at Reuters.


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3 Responses to “Nissan unveils electric five-seat hatchback “Leaf””

  1. Nissan unveils electric five-seat hatchback “Leaf” on August 2nd, 2009 9:08 am

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  2. Old Man Dotes on August 2nd, 2009 9:29 am

    This is exactly what I need.

  3. sweets on August 3rd, 2009 1:23 am

    Nissan you did a good job.
    Leaf is awesome you really change the world.

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