Nissan Leaf gets....367 MPG

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  1. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Meh,jolts better.
     
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    The Jolt's overrated.

    1. It's too expensive. Who's got that kind of money to burn right now?
    2. Replacing the battery's supposedly very expensive as well.
    3. ...And so will charging it every day be.
    4. Most power companies are still configured to burn oil at their generating stations to provide electricity to customers. So, indirectly, the Jolt burns fossil fuels when it's NOT running in those locales.
     
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    They're both ugly cars and I doubt neither are that fun to drive. I still want a Tesla Roadster. At least it looks good.
     
  5. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    I prefer a Cube over the Leaf IMO. Besides the design looks ugly (like some European cars)
     
  6. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Exactly.
     
  7. newguy

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    Thats cool, but all the nickel they have to mine for the batteries destroys the eviroment. You might as well drive a landrover for the rest of your life.

    :lol . And thats why you almost went out of buisness a few years back right?
     
  8. mineraljane

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    Well, it's still better to have a singular power source (even coal) than have little power sources running around. Basically, they could make engines much more efficient and cleaner burning, but they have to make sacrifices due to weight constraints. Car engines are basically as efficient as they're going to get. With a standing power plant, they don't have those same issues.

    Anyhow, Portland (among other cities including some in Tennessee) is getting test power stations soon for the Leaf. (Oregon as a whole gets something around 40% of its energy from the Columbia River.) I'm pretty excited to drive one as I'm sure Zipcar will be acquiring some for their growing fleet.
     
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    This technology has been around for ages. It's just now with the popularity of "going green" that they're actually thinking they can cash in on it. Don't kid yourselves, 367 miles per gallon is not ground-breaking or Earth-shattering. It's simply overdue.
     
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    Unfortunately, yes it is. :( 
     
  11. Ace Convoy

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    funny.......cause that's what me and My Mom say
     

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