One of the most eagerly awaited electric vehicles ever, the Nissan Leaf, has been grabbing environmental headlines left and right for the past year.
That’s just the problem, environmentally concerned people aren’t very interested in performance so this information leak on the Japanese wonder EV could make for some very interesting reading.
Nissan didn’t actually hit off this information as their concerns are similar to those of the environmentally biased potential customers.
Luckily for us, road testers tend to do thorough tests and we now have some information on the performance figures if the Nissan Leaf.
The first word on acceleration came back in may from CBS Evening News, and they claimed the Japanese EV could hit 62 in 5 seconds from a standstill.
That seemed improbable but we now have some information from John O’Dell of Green Car Advisor who actually brought a watch to a recent test drive he did of the Leaf. The result was that the Nissan Leaf takes 7 seconds to get from 0 to 60 and the so far tested top speed is 92 mph.
Apparently the Leaf can go more than that but a cop scare to the journalist lead to a test cancellation.
As a reminder, the Nissan Leaf entered series production stage just yesterday.