May 15 2011

Nissan Leaf

Category: TransportTeknovis @ 08:45

I am rapidly falling in love with a new piece of hardware. It is built on cutting-edge technology, and it is strongly associated with mobility :) It is not a PDA, table, or digital camera… It is a car! Not any car, but the Nissan Leaf.

Normally I am not a big fan of cars. They just do not excite me so much :|

However, the Leaf is different. It is widely being described as the first all electric car that is a viable alternative to a fossil fuel car!

So why do I like it so much? I find the concept of a vehicle running on clean energy very appealing. I love the fact that it does not pollute. It think that motor technology is far more exciting than engine technology. It is clean, simple, and far less prone to wear-and-tear (no clutch, gearbox, fan belts, .. no liquids of any type)! Also, it has to be a pleasure to drive a vehicle with an almost constant torque output!

Nissan Leaf (Copyright The Irish Times)

Nissan Leaf (Copyright The Irish Times)

The reports that I have read to date have all been very positive. Here is a small sample:

I will be watching the Leaf keenly :)