100% Electric Car, 0 Emissions

As you may or may not know, Nissan has created a 100% electric car appropriately named the LEAF. This car produces zero emissions and runs completely off of a lithium-ion battery. Yes, that means there is no gas tank, no engine oil, no timing belts and no tail pipe! Imagine never having to stop for gas again! Doesn’t that sound amazing?

LEAF is a five passenger electric car with all the safety amenities Nissan is known for. The lithium-ion battery allows the LEAF to run for 100 miles on a single charge. The first question that came to mind is how expensive is it to charge the battery? Well, apparently it costs less than $3 per charge (do the math, that gives you 100 miles for less than $3). My next question is how powerful can a 100% electric car be? Well, they claim it has 100% torque off the line.

The website also indicates you can use your smart phone to program the car remotely! This reminds me of something out of a Jetson’s cartoons!

Exciting news for my green friends in Orlando. Nissan is hosting the only public LEAF event in Florida this upcoming Tuesday, February 2 in downtown Orlando. The event is informal, free and will have fun activities to learn more about the LEAF, electric vehicles, battery charging and other relevant topics.

Details are as follows:

  • Date: February 2, 2010
  • Location: Orlando City Hall Plaza (400 S Orange Ave)
  • Time: 4-7 pm

Let me know if you go to the event. I’d love to hear thoughts on this one! I am also curious how expensive this car is, I have not been able to find any specifics.

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