If you were reading anything other than automotive news yesterday, you probably realized that Apple revealed the iPhone 4 along with a new iAd advertising system for the iPhone and iPad.
During his presentation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is clearly seen signing up for the Nissan LEAF electric-vehicle, which will begin deliver in December and was recently reported to be sold out in the United States.
So was Jobs reservation process of the LEAF completely phony? We think so – however, we now know that all Nissan LEAF drivers will be Mac owners and all Chevrolet Volt owners will be PC owners.
Hello, I’m a LEAF, and I’m a Volt.
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.
2011 Nissan Leaf:
– By: Omar Rana