Nissan Leaf Sales Top 25,000 Units
Priced from $29,650 including an $850 destination charge, the 2013 Nissan Leaf is a 5-passenger, front-wheel-drive, 5-door liftback classified by the EPA as a midsize car. Three progressively equipped trim levels are available--S, SV, SL--all powered by an 80-kw electric motor paired with a 24-kWh Lithium-ion battery. EPA mileage ratings are 129/102/115 MPGe (city/highway/combined miles-per-gallon equivalent). Buyers have the choice of two on-board chargers, including a 3.6-kw unit that can recharge the Leaf in as little as 7 hours when plugged into a 220-volt outlet, and a 6.6-kw option that cuts charging time to 4 hours. When using a 110-volt power source, the process requires 21 hours.
Unfortunately, with only 200 public charging stations across the country, finding one to recharge the battery isn't always easy. Nissan has pledged to address that problem by tripling the number of stations to 600, including 50 that have already been installed in areas with heavy EV use.
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