View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nissan’s First Electric Car Could Be in UAE by 2010

Nissan’s first zero-emissions car looks to being available in the US, Europe and the UAE by the end of 2010 or 2011.

* It burns zero gas and produces zero emissions.

* It is 100% electric and looks to be competitively priced—less than $30,000.

* It has speeds up to 90 mph or 145 kph.

* It takes 5 passengers and 5 doors.

* It comes with air bags, premium audio system, Nissan navigation system.

* Fully charged it will run 100 miles or 160 kms.

* It takes 30 minutes to recharge the battery.

Aptly Named
It is called the Nissan Leaf. Must relate to its green image, lightness of being and quietness as it flutters around the streets. Perhaps going electric is about turning over a new leaf.

Take a Look at the Leaf

Nissan Leaf: Official US site.

Sister Sites
Check out the new site America’s Cup in the UAE.

Fujairah a Great Base for Getting to The America's Cup Venue at RAK, Fujairah in Focus, 11 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: The Nissan Leaf could be fluttering quietly around the Emirates in 2010-2011.