Zero emission: Nissan LEAF
The Nissan LEAF is a new five-door hatchback with an all electric drive train that is set to launch in the US and Japan in late 2010. While many car companies have been showing off electric concepts at the major autoshows for years, the Nissan LEAF is one of the first to make it to market. The car is driven by an 80 kw electric motor and a new compact lithium–ion battery. The battery takes only eight hours to recharge, when plugged into a regular household outlet. It has a maximum range of 160 km and a sleek interior that sets it out from the competition. The electric vehicle market is estimated to make up 10% of all new car sales by 2020.
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