Monday, November 22, 2010

NYT: "Nissan Says Its Leaf Gets Equivalent of 99 M.P.G."

The Nissan Leaf is one of the new, pure-electric vehicles that is hitting the market. The <100 mile range is tiny, yet more than enough for commuting.

Some of the hardcore peak oil people like Kunstler dismiss the potential electric vehicles, but I think he is wrong. The MSRP on the Leaf (before federal tax credits) is $33,000, which is not that bad. I'd like to take one for a test drive.

It does seem like electric cars are becoming a reality. This will make the demand for oil more elastic.

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