Wednesday, October 26, 2011
In the driveway: 2011 Nissan Leaf SL
The Leaf is a totally different vehicle than anything I've ever driven. It has surprisingly good acceleration from a dead stop, thanks to its torquey electric motor, yet it's nearly silent at slow speeds. There is a center console that features the gear select knob, which is very easy to use. It also rides well. It's surprisingly good around town, where easily zooms about with traffic.
FYI, with about 15 miles in range, the Leaf is estimating it'll take 17 hours to fully charge the battery. However, my commute is only 12 miles each way, so I should have plenty of juice to commute.