The Nissan Leaf is one of the most talked about automotive vehicle launches in years, and the green components that are building this automobile keep getting better. Nissan just sent us the first in a series of videos meant to "tell Nissan's Zero emissions story." This one-minute spot focuses on the Leaf, Nissan's forthcoming fully-electric hatchback.
It is official that reservation for the Nissan Leaf will begin in Spring of next year. The vid mentions Nissan's 1997 lithium-ion EV, the first of its kind, and claims that since then, engineers have evolved li-ion batteries to carry "twice the power into half the size." Nissan's unique laminated li-ion batteries will soon start coming out of its Smyrna, Tennessee plant, still under construction. In the video, it was a great thing to hear that the original "100 miles of real world driving" that Nissan was originally claiming is still completely in tact. Hopefully this green electric vehicle will be a sign of things to come and we can complete change the way we consume fossil fuels.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009