Nissan made headlines this weekend when it unveiled its new electric car, the Nissan Leaf, which will hit the U.S. market in the second half of 2010.
"We have been working tirelessly to make this day a reality -- the unveiling of a real-world car that has zero -- not simply reduced -- emissions," said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "It's the first step in what is sure to be an exciting journey -- for people all over the world, for Nissan and for the industry."
Here's a look at some of its key specs, as provided by Nissan:
Seats: 5 adults
Range: 100 miles
Battery type: Lithium-ion, with both plug-in and regenerative braking charging
Time to charge: 80% charge can be achieved in just 30 minutes; a full charge takes eight hours
Emissions: None (It doesn't even have a tailpipe)
Price: TBA (but Nissan promises it will be "affordable")
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