• 2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

    The 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car is clearly one of the most revolutionary vehicles to be sold in the U.S. in many years. It's a first battery electric car that relies solely on plugging into grid electricity for its the energy that powers it. Unlike the 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, it has no onboard gasoline engine to provide power beyond its electric range. As such, it will the first electric car sold in volume--20,000 this year and next, perhaps 100,000 or more starting in 2013--by a major automaker since the 1920s. That's pretty revolutionary. [See our 2011 Nissan Leaf...

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