Nissan Leaf to Get 99 MPG?

Electric cars — By on November 24, 2010 at 6:19 am
2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Nissan Leaf to Get 99 MPG?

Nissan Leaf to Get 99 MPG?

There’s been some hooplah in the news recently about the projections for the new Nissan Leaf.  The electric vehicle, which will go on sale next month in 5 states in the U.S., is claimed to be able to get 99 MPG (miles per gallon) per the manufacturer’s website.

The battery-powered electric car might not be quite as energy-efficient as it claims.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tested the Nissan Leaf and determined that it would get about 73 miles on a fully-charged battery  – less than the 100 miles claimed by the manufacturer.

So, what will the discrepancy mean for consumers?

The Nissan Leaf’s window label will include information from both the manufacturer and the EPA.  Overall, the estimated electricity cost to drive the EV is around $500.

Considering that it costs at least $30-40 each time you fill up a car at the gas pump, the savings will add up quickly!

What do you think?  Ready to turn over a new leaf when it comes to fuel efficiency?

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2 Comments

  1. Regardless of whether it’s 73 or 99 mpg, it’s still a big step up from most of the cars we drive these days!

  2. admin says:

    Agreed! More than double the gas mileage!

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