The world's first electric family car - Built in Britain?
Nissan has unveiled an affordable electric family car that could soon be sitting in thousands of garages around Britain.
The five-seater Leaf hatchback will be charged from a plug socket at home and has a top speed of 76mph.
'It is a powerful car, like having a turbo,' said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's chief executive, adding there will be no delay in response since there is no gear shift.
No good here in the Philippines to many power cuts (Brown Outs), lol
On the serious side the critics will go on about the fossil fuel and atomic power station. But in UK renewable energy may be winning the battle as for climate change awareness is stepped up, the public want it and the politicians are getting more that is so.
There will be those that say hydrogen is the way forward and those nice nutty professors that opt for renewable wind power with Hugh fans on top of the automobile. lol (I am pulling the leg of a very good friend of whom I know will read this article).
We will see comments about compressed air driven cars at a bet, yep two companies have the proto types on their production line. Then we will have those that opt with solar panels etc, etc.
But don't lets take the wind out of this new electric innovation as most of us really want to see cleaner air. Even if we don't believe in the horrors that humans are causing climate change.
Its a move for the better in my books and its brings the patriotic tears to my eyes thus the flags and the national anthem. lol
The press release is obviously part of a political ploy, also a new market place for environmental friendly toys. Next we will see the old petrol and diesel auto's having to have a CO gas is a danger to your health sticker. Mufti car parks having to have segregated areas Electric and environmental auto's being easy to access and the gas guzzler's having no lift access and the need to climb steep stairways to get to the car.
Petrol and diesel being increased with a health hazard tax.
Oh, my vision of the future may seem a bit comical but its probably very close to the truth, lol