The 2013 Nissan LEAF has been revamped and named KBB.com’s Best Green Car of 2013. The experts at KBB.com test drove every significant “green” vehicle that is currently on the market. They determined that the newly designed LEAF because of the value, range, refinement, and value that it offers the eco-conscious consumers.
“The 2013 Nissan LEAF marks a turning point in the electric vehicle movement with increased content at a reduced price that makes the vehicle competitive with traditional cars in its segment. We’re seeing buyers diversify beyond early adopters, and, as the global leader in electronic vehicles, Nissan is committed to providing affordable zero-emission options for the mass market,” said Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing, Erik Gottfried.
The Nissan LEAF is now in its third model year and was redesigned to feature more customer-focused refinements and upgrades. Some of the improvements include a quicker available charge, improved range and more equipment levels. At a 90% blended charge the LEAF has an EPA range of 75 miles and when it is fully charged it may get up to 83 miles of range.
The Nissan LEAF is available now at Lewis Nissan so come test drive one!
While the Nissan Leaf doesn’t compare to the thumping sound systems famous rappers or celebrities have, they are bringing in a stereo that is in line with the car’s energy efficient approach.
Nissan worked with Bose to develop a system that cuts energy use in half while it increases the sound quality. The Leaf will be bumpin’ on the inside while still be quiet on the outside.
Brendan Jones, Nissan director of EV marketing, said “Early adopters of electric vehicles were thrilled to have a zero-emissions vehicle and now that we’re expanding the market and it matures, many customers are asking for more amenities in their EV”. Mr. Jones also said “We wanted to be able to give them a premium sound system and be conscientious about the amount of energy required to do so”.
Brandon Westly, president of the Bose Automotive System Division, was quoted saying “The Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system delivers on all its promise for LEAF owners. It’s remarkably efficient-without conceding on great musical performance”. He also stated “This system demonstrates the unmatched advancements we’ve achieved in producing highly efficient audio technology in vehicles”.
Nissan is now looking to take their best selling electric vehicle and trick it out. One amenity at a time, the Leaf will become more like any other car and help the environment. What more could you want from a car?
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