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 world’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.
“Nissan LEAF is a tremendous accomplishment – one in which all Nissan employees can take great pride,” Niss an President and CEO Carlos Ghosn said in a statement at the company’s new global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. “We have been working tirelessly to make this day a reality – the unveiling of a real-world car that has zero – not simply reduced – emissions. It’s the first step in what is sure to be an exciting journey – for people all over the world, for Nissan and for the industry.”