Nissan LEAF’s ‘What if everything ran on gas?’ campaign takes shot at Chevy Volt (w/ video)

Nissan LEAF's 'What if everything ran on gas?' campaign

Nissan is launching a new ad campaign called “What if everything ran on gas?” – which features a series of funny new spots for the all-electric Nissan LEAF. The ad spot also features a little shot at General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt, which is seen refueling at a gas station with the words ‘The Chevy Volt is a gas-electric hybrid’ on the top.

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“The campaign, called ‘Gas Powered Everything,’ was conceived to challenge the notion that cars can only run on gas,” Nissan said in a statement. “By using humor and asking the simple question ‘What if everything ran on gas? Nissan is able to rationally make the case that electric cars’ time has arrived.”

The full 60-second ad spot, which you can see after the jump, will make its world TV debut during the NBA’s The Finals on June 12. Four more 15-second teasers start appearing next week.

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Check out the 60-second ad spot after the jump.

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 90 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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