Nissan goes electric

Nissan Shows Off Its Electric Car, the Leaf – NYTimes.com

What, no Canada? But still,  an electric hatchback, hits all my buttons and dings all my dongs! I only hope to keep my current, explosion powered hatchback long enough to not buy one ever again. Price, of course, will be a consideration. The good news is that Nissan is considering leasing the battery instead of people having to buy it up front, a great idea, not as great as the battery instant replace model from Shai Agassi and Better Place, but one that lessens the battery buying burden.

The future is electric.

1 comment for “Nissan goes electric

  1. revelationtoo
    August 3, 2009 at 8:57 am

    It seems to me foreign corporations have always been ahead of the “learning curve” when it comes to producing more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly automobiles.

    What I find to be more interesting, however, is the fact that even though American auto corporations are stepping up and trying to do the same, they’re still being swept under the rug.

    While the U.S. government is funneling billions of dollars in bail-out money into giant corporations who are essentially going nowhere, it continues to be the “little guys”–and foreign corporations like Nissan–who are achieving results.

    Unfortunately, they’re not getting the government aid or recognition in the media that failing companies like GM, Chrysler and Ford are.