November 24th, 2010
As Nissan speeds toward the December debut in showrooms of its electric LEAF, the first all-electric family sedan to hit the market in the grand slam of EV/PEV and hybrid cars coming to U.S. markets, the EPA has released its official MPG rating for the Nissan LEAF.
It’s a mind-blowing 99 mpg.
Of course, that’s not exactly what it appears to be. There’s no free ride. While the Leaf will use no gasoline, it will use electricity to recharge, and that could run upwards of $500 a year in additional energy costs for a household, depending on rates, how much the car is driven and other factors.