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2011 Nissan Leaf electric car in Eastern Bunny costume for Campbell, CA, parade [photo: Paul Stith]

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car in Eastern Bunny costume for Campbell, CA, parade [photo: Paul Stith]

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The picture kind of says it all, don't you think?

This is a 2011 Nissan Leaf owned by the Stith family, as dressed up for last year's Easter Parade in Campbell, California.

Being a zero-emission vehicle, the Leaf makes an extra-friendly Easter Bunny, since it's quiet and emits no exhaust.

As Paul Stith noted in a recent Facebook post, the entire ensemble was "engineered for quick installation, complete [with] Romex-framed ears and cotton tail."

The unusual-looking Leaf seems to lend itself to costumes, somehow.

Eighteen months ago, a pair of brothers in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles turned their Leaf into the scary Batt-Mobile.

Bunnies, bats ... we can't help but think that puppehs and kittehs are next.

In any case, if you happen to celebrate the holiday, Happy Easter from Green Car Reports!

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Comments (7)
  1. Crawling along in a parade isn't it's best eff mode but still light yrs from a gas version.

    I'm celebrating my first ride on my EV Streamliner, at least the rolling/driving chassis part. and it was much better than expected. It'll get around 1,000mpg equivalent with the aero cabin on it.
     
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  2. Actually, "crawling" at low speed is exactly the most efficient mode for EVs and its advantage over conventional ICE is huge at those low speed mode.
     
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  3. I was comparing EV low and medium speed eff with such 2mph only being 40% eff vs 75% going faster and I said your second part first.
     
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  4. I don't know where you get your 40% number from.

    I think going 2mph is still more efficient than going 70mph...
     
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  5. Not necessarily, parasitic drivetrain losses become dominant at very low speeds and can nix most of the gain.

    http://bit.ly/leafefficiency
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  6. I have had my 2013 Leaf for 2 days now and really like it. I never thought I'd say this but I like it better than my 2011 Prius. This is my first Nissan. I did not know that Nissan made such great cars. Extremely well made car.
     
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  7. Keep it for 5-7 yrs and it'll pay for itself in just gasoline savings at 30 miles/day compared to a similar size car, 30mpg average.

    And you'll still have the EV!! If people would just do the honest math many could save $1,000's/yr switching to EV's.

    It's just something you can't do in a gas car where you pay and keep on paying at ever increasing prices,
     
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