Nissan comes up with zero-emission car "Leaf"

Nissan comes up with zero-emission car "Leaf"

Nissan Motor Co., Japanese automaker, on Sunday, has unveiled much awaited Nissan LEAF, a zero-emission car with a claimed range of over 100 miles.

Though Nissan has not revealed a price for the car, yet the company assured that the LEAF would be the first electric car with affordable price. However, the medium size all-electric hatchback, LEAF is expected to cost around $30,000.

Nissan’s Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said, "We celebrate today the start of a new chapter of our company's life."

Nissan LEAF’s top speed will be over 140 km/h and the car handles well and it accelerates with a powerful zip. 

The company hopes to sell hundreds and thousands of electric-cars all over the world by 2012.

However, United States and Japan will get Nissan LEAF in the second half of 2010.

The Nissan’s LEAF seats five and uses an 80 kilowatt AC electric motor and draws its power from 192 lithium ion battries.

Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp also has plans to start selling electric-cars, high cost of the vehicle, limited speed and stretched charging time are hindering their ways to execute the plan.