The 2011 Nissan LEAF electric-vehicle is powered by 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 start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.
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