Can four Nissan Leaf EVs complete a 5 km race through the center of Europe’s quietest village without waking anyone up?
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It is a landmark day for electric vehicles in America. Today, Nissan begins production of battery packs for the Nissan Leaf EV at its Smyrna, Tennessee factory. While sales of the Nissan Leaf haven’t been what Nissan hoped for, domestic battery production could mean a new generation of affordable EVs are just on the horizon.
Electric cars are suited to a number of short-range, city driving duties, though the jury is still out on their effectiveness as dedicated taxi cabs. That didn’t stop one Missouri company from stretching a Nissan Leaf into a limousine for a local Embassy Suites hotel. After just a few months in service though, the Leaf limo has found its way to eBay.
According to a local television report, owners Nissan Leaf EVs have gotten Nissan to buy back their cars after losing significant amounts of range in just a short time of ownership. This does not bode well for Nissan’s grand EV plans.
With news that harsh hot climates like those found in Arizona may prematurely reduce the battery range of the Nissan Leaf, some owners may be taking drastic measures. As in, selling their first-generation EVs before they lose too much value. Ruh roh.
The Nissan Leaf is already finding fans across the globe, and thousands of the little electric cars have been shipped worldwide. So what EV is next for Nissan? It’s three Leaf-based cargo truck concepts based on the ATLAS F24 trucks, and one of them uses many of the Leaf’s parts for zero-emissions delivery.