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2011 Nissan LEAF

At a Glance

Pricing $35,200 - $37,250
Drive Types FWD
Engines EV
Transmissions A1

The Nissan Leaf is arguably the first electric vehicle designed from the ground up to be produced and sold in large volumes worldwide. The Leaf is a five-passenger vehicle with every expected amenity expected in a modern automobile like power windows, power locks, stability control, navigation system, etc. Leaf is offered in two trim levels: SV and SL. According to the EPA, the Leaf can travel about 73 miles on a full charge. The battery is fully rechargeable in 7 hours at 240V, but an optional DC quick charger port (SL models) allows the Leaf to be 80% charged in 30 minutes. The EPA considers 33.7kW-hrs electricity to be equivalent to 1 gallon of gas, so the Leaf gets the equivalent of 106/92 city/highway. Upon its launch in 2011, the Leaf was only available in small number of states, but Nissan is now taking reservations in nearly 30 states.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Leaf SV EV (107-bhp) A1 FWD 53 $35,200
Leaf SL EV (107-bhp) A1 FWD 49 $37,250