Nissan's Leaf is innovative, to be sure. It's one of the first plug-in electric vehicles to get a major market rollout, and the engine makes use of a unique power array that is more efficient than previous carmaker attempts.
It's happening, all around us, in subtle and significant ways. An Economy of Integrity is taking shape, built brick by brick, inch by inch, minute by minute. Ordinary people are choosing to forgo a lifestyle of consumption.
Disenchanted Prius owners, take note: Today, Nissan unveiled pricing details for the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV), which will be available for purchase or lease in select markets in December.
The Nissan LEAF will initially cost more than a comparable gas-powered model, but after factoring in government rebates and the low cost of electricity, it will end up costing about the same as a Civic.