Lance Armstrong, a huge supporter of the Nissan LEAF electric-vehicle, has taken delivery of his customized version in a black exterior and gold lining around the wheels. Looks pretty sweet – at least better than the sky blue color we keep seeing the LEAF in.
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.
Lance Armstrong’s Nissan LEAF:
2011 Nissan LEAF:
– By: Zain Haq