Nissan Leaf gets 99 mpg!

November 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

The EPA gives the Nissan Leaf a 99 mpg-equivalent rating.

The Leaf is an all-electric car and will be the most fuel-efficient car on the market when it hits the american market. The 99 mpg nearly double the Toyota Prius hybrids rating of 50 mpg.

The battery requires its owner to recharge the car for about seven hours when using a standard 240 volt charger. The Leaf has about 107 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque.

The car will go on sale in five states this december in direct competition with the Chevrolet Volt— a gas/ electricity hybrid. The Volt has about 149 horsepower but has yet to be rated in the mpg category.

The expected price is around $20,000.

What this means for America is hopeful an end to the dependency of foreign oil and no more Operation Iraq liberation.

~Juan Rodriguez

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