Nissan shows off all-electric car at OMSI
For those who think electric cars are synonymous with golf carts, those who believe they will perpetually be a decade away, and especially those willing to pay to be on the cutting edge of sustainability, Nissan would like you to consider the Leaf.
Through Sunday, the Japanese auto giant will be showcasing its all electric, zero emissions vehicle in the lobby of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then moving it to Washington Square Mall for a two day showing next week.
By June 2011, the goal is to have at least 1,000 of them whirring quietly and cleanly around Oregon, which is one of five test markets in a $100 million study being conducted by Nissan and its charging station partner, eTec.
At first glance, the Leaf is an attractive, wedge-shaped family sedan; more futuristic looking than your run of the mill Accord or Camry, but not a radical departure. Cute? Sure. Airbags, air conditioning, stereo system? Check.