Monday, August 17, 2009

LEAF fights Volt : Nissan claims 367 mpg for 2010 LEAF EV, and less expensive than Chevrolet Volt !

Now that General Motors announced that their 2011 Chevrolet Volt will be getting 230 miles-per-gallon, it's time for other automakers to fight back. Well, Nissan is very competitive, and now even in mpg numbers!

Just a couple of weeks ago, Nissan unveiled their latest fully-electric 2010 LEAF EV. Although we didn't get much information about it, but Nissan said that the LEAF can run up-to 100 miles without a sip of fuel, while the Volt will only drive 40 mile electrically before it uses the petrol engine as a recharger. Well, Nissan again fights the Volt hard, specially after the epic fuel-economy number.

According to Nissan's Twitter account, they said “Nissan Leaf = 367 mpg, no tailpipe, and no gas required. Oh yeah, and it’ll be affordable too!” Nissan said that it came up with the average using the Department Of Energy’s formula, which is just EPA's; it measures kilowatt-hours per 100 miles traveled, and then converted to mpg. So here's Nissan giving 367 mpg, all for less money than the engineers at Chevy ask. Nissan claim that the price of the 2010 LEAF is around $33,000, while the Volt is going to be around $40,000. Also, the LEAF EV should come to showrooms early next year, and Chevrolet will bring the Volt end of 2010, if not even 2011. So has the Volt already been killed? Well, all that is on paper. The truth should come in the real world.

Source : [Nissan Twitter]

No comments:

Advertise with us