A technologically advanced electric car has been created and available for sale. Now the next big step is the clean energy powering it. Let’s increase the use of Solar, Wind, Wave, Tidal, Geothermal, and even Hydrogen Energy whenever possible.
The Nissan Leaf is a five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan and introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010. As an all-electric car, the Nissan Leaf produces no tailpipe pollution or greenhouse gas emissions at the point of operation, and reduces dependence on petroleum.
Since December 2010 more than 21,000 Leafs have been sold worldwide through December 2011, and the U.S. reached the 10,000 sales mark in January 2012. The first widely available electric car is capable of driving about 110 miles on a charge. The EPA has rated the Leaf’s combined fuel economy at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent.