August 1st, 2009
From Green Right Now Reports
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the boldest product it has ever launched — the Nissan LEAF. The company is billing it as “the worldâ€™s first affordable, zero-emission car.”
Powered entirely by a lithium-ion battery — there is not even a tailpipe — the Nissan LEAF will be a medium-size hatchback that will seat five adults and has a range of more than 100 miles. It will go on sale in late 2010 in Japan, the United States, and Europe.
â€śNissan LEAF is a tremendous accomplishment â€“ one in which all Nissan employees can take great pride,â€ť Niss an President and CEO Carlos Ghosn said in a statement at the company’s new global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. â€śWe have been working tirelessly to make this day a reality â€“ the unveiling of a real-world car that has zero â€“ not simply reduced â€“ emissions. Itâ€™s the first step in what is sure to be an exciting journey â€“ for people all over the world, for Nissan and for the industry.â€ť