Nissan decided to poke a little fun at the 2011 Chevrolet Volt’s claim of averaging 230 mpg for city driving via Twitter saying that its new Nissan LEAF EV averages 367 mpg.
“Nissan Leaf = 367 mpg, no tailpipe, and no gas required. Oh yeah, and it’ll be affordable too!” Nissan’s Twitter status read. Nissan said that it came up with the average using the Department of Energy’s formula.
Of course you should take all these figures with a grain of salt until the EPA releases official figures. GM said earlier this morning that the EPA uses kilowatt hours per 100 miles traveled to define the electrical efficiency of plug-ins. It said that the Volt consumes 25 kilowatt hours per 100 miles in a city cycle.
2010 Nissan LEAF EV:
– By: Kap Shah