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Nissan’s ‘Leaf’ VS Toyota’s Prius

Posted on 11 August 2009 by admin

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Nissan’s upcoming all-electric car could outsell hybrids like Toyota’s Prius even though it can’t drive more than about 100 miles (160 kilometers) without stopping to recharge, a senior executive said.

That’s because, unlike more expensive hybrids, owners of the zero-emission Leaf will be able to save money while saving the environment, said Larry Dominique, Nissan North America’s vice president for product planning.

“Hybrids won’t get you there, range extended (plug-in hybrids) won’t get you there,” Dominique told reporters on the sidelines of an automotive conference in Traverse City, Michigan.

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