Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nissan LEAF - Rated for 99 MPG

Proposed EPA-DOT Sticker for EVs

The Detroit News reported today that the 2011 Nissan LEAF was recenlty rated by the EPA with the equivalent of 106 city and 92 mpg  highway for a combined 99 mpg.  See article here http://detnews.com/article/20101123/AUTO01/11230333/EPA--Leaf-has-73-mile-range

Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that its battery-electric Leaf will declare on its new vehicle window sticker that it gets the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon.
But the vehicle's range will be listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as 73 miles, below its advertised 100-mile range, the company said.
The 73-mile range "is about what we'd expect in the real world," said Roland Hwang, transportation policy director for the National Resources Defense Council. Regulators need to ensure the labels have accurate information, he said.


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