Video: Making of the Nissan LEAF Polar Bear commercial

Making of Nissan LEAF Polar Bear Commercial

Last week Nissan released a new commercial for the 2011 LEAF electric-vehicle featuring a polar bear traveling from the arctic to hug a normal suburban man to thank him for saving the planet. How did Nissan go about filming the commercial? Find out in the making of the Leaf polar bear commercial.

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We’re surprised they actually used a real polar bear  – even for the hugging scene.

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Refresher: Power for the Nissan Leaf comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan Leaf allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.

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– By: Omar Rana