Video: Nissan Leaf Pokes Fun at Volt and GM's Clever Response

As the first mass market EV, the Nissan Leaf has win over consumers who may be wooed by the costlier-but-more-practical Chevy Volt. So Nissan asks, what would the world look like if everything were powered by gas?

There’s be gas-powered alarm clocks, gas-powered cellphones and iPods, and even gas-powered microwaves. My favorite one though was the gas-powered computer, complete with ignition key and gas pedal, though considering  Then Nissan goes on to show somebody filling up a Chevy Volt with gasoline, only to look across the street with envious eyes at the fellow unplugging his Nissan Leaf. Oh-so-clever of you Nissan.

Obviously, GM didn’t appreciate the gesture, and the General’s product and brand communications chief Jason Laird responded to the video with this tweet;

“A carmaker poking gentle fun at our product ignores towtrucks they need and rental cars they recommend as backup to their product.”

SLAM! So, while I really like the commercial, I think Laird’s response was spot on. Let’s call this one a wash.

Source: Nissan | AutoEvolution

Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. You can read about his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout or follow his non-nonsensical ramblings on Twitter @harshcougar.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.