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The Very First Electric Car Is Coming To The U.S Just In Time For Christmas – The Nissan Leaf

By Jacqueline Star

This Nissan Leaf is historic because it will be the ever electric vehicle that will be mass produced for sale in the United States; this is history in the making. Lucky Lance Armstrong will be the first individual in the United States to get his hands on the Nissan Leaf on September 3 of 2010, which is three months before it will be released for sale in December. This should not be a big surprise considering the fact that Nissan is a major sponsor of Armstrong in the Tour de France. Armstrong has appeared in numerous commercials promoting the Leaf.

The Leaf is a five door hatchback and features an aerodynamic body. Obviously the Leaf won’t have a fuel door or exhaust pipe since its electric and it will be available in five colors; blue, red, silver, white and black. Sixteen inch wheels and a spoiler gives this car that futuristic look. One really unique aspect of this car is its cool headlights incorporating a blue design which actually divert airflow away from the doors in order to ensure a more comfortable ride. On top of that, these lights actually consume fifty percent less electricity than a regular lamp, which is very appropriate when you consider the car’s eco-conscious theme. The car will be available in a SV and SL version; the SV is standard.

What’s unique about this car is that the Leaf is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which outputs 107 HP. It will take around four to eight hours to charge the Leaf but a commercial charging station can get it done in around thirty minutes. This electric car will be able to reach speeds of up to ninety miles an hour and will be able to travel around one hundred miles before it needs to be re-charged. There is a display which shows how much power you have left and the locations of any nearby charging stations.

You can save substantially on the cost by making use of government tax credits. After applying a huge credit of $7,500, the base price will drop to around $25k from the standard $32,780 price tag. It will cost around $2,000 to have a special charging station installed in your home which will be able to charge the car in thirty minutes but some states offer tax incentives which almost recoup this expense. The price is much lower than what you would expect from such an innovative car.

This car sports all the latest cool gadgets and tech advances. A navigation system comes standard with the car and an advanced feature lets you actually heat and cool your car from your phone before you get in, just perfect for those cold winter days or blistering hot summers. The audio system offers satellite radio, 6 speakers and is compatible with Ipod music players. Safety features include airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, front and rear stabilizer bars, a tire pressure monitoring system and an alarm system.

This is the first electric car that will be mass produced. The Nissan Leaf is the perfect car if you want to go green and want to experience the latest automotive technology. Lance Armstrong will get his Leaf in September but the rest of us will be able to experience this car for ourselves in December. If you are thinking about going green and want to be part of history, then check out the new Nissan Leaf.

Written by Jacqueline Star: Used Cars San Bernardino, Carrollton Used Cars

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Star, Jacqueline "The Very First Electric Car Is Coming To The U.S Just In Time For Christmas – The Nissan Leaf." The Very First Electric Car Is Coming To The U.S Just In Time For Christmas – The Nissan Leaf. 22 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 12 Sep 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/automotive/get-ready-for-nissans-groundbreaking-leaf/>.

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