Nissan unveils electric car, the Leaf

11/15/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Nissan unveiled its electric car, which seats five and creates zero emissions, in Los Angeles on Friday. The Leaf, a hatchback that runs on a lithium-ion battery, will be available next year in some areas of the U.S., Europe and Japan. The company says it will cost slightly more than similar size gas-powered vehicles and can go 100 miles on a single charge.

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