The Nissan Leaf electric car's advertised purpose is protecting the environment. But with an advertised range of 100 miles-per-charge and a propensity for running out of juice early and with little warning, the company's solution in Japan involves chucking that "save the earth" nonsense out the window in favor of a…
The Nissan Leaf is the first mass-marketed electric car and will cost just $25,280... after a $7,500 federal handout and before you spend $2,200 on a charging station. And they'll probably still lose money it.
One of the big questions surrounding full-electric vehicles is what to do with the batteries after they've exceeded their in-vehicle life. Well, Nissan's partnered with Sumitomo in a plan to resell the Nissan Leaf's batteries for residential and commercial uses.