What is It? The Leaf is Nissan's prestige product, to be sold worldwide. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has put a good deal of his personal capital into this beautifully designed electric car, which bristles with tech features. With big visibility and an equally big ad budget, not to mention pride of place at Nissan dealers, the Leaf will be the one to beat on the sales charts.
Under the Hood: A 24-kilowatt-hour li-ion battery pack coupled to an 80-kilowatt electric motor.
Range: 60 to 110 miles
Delivery Date: December 2010, and initially only available in the launch markets: California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Tennessee.
Bottom Line: $32,780