Nissan LEAF Test Drive

The Nissan LEAF is an electric vehicle with zero emissions. I had the chance to test drive a Nissan LEAF while at CES 2011. I checked it out, not as a technical car reviewer, but as a consumer and mom.

Below is a video of the Nissan LEAF Plug-In and Drive experience. As you can see in the video, I’m a bit goofy and had no idea what to expect when sitting in this vehicle for the first time. I needed help just turning the Nissan LEAF on! It was a fun drive and was extremely quiet. I don’t know if I’d want to take the kids anywhere in this vehicle because it is THAT peaceful inside.

Nissan LEAF Test Drive

The Nissan LEAF seats five comfortably and can go up to 100 miles in distance on one full charge. It has really good pickup and can go as fast as 90 mph. To get a full charge, you’ll need to be plugged in for at least eight hours.

Below you can see other CES 2011 attendee reactions of their first experience with the Nissan LEAF. This was a fun vehicle to drive around town, but as will all fully electric vehicles, you can’t go too far from home on one charge. These types of vehicles are made for daily commuters, not for family road trips.

The LEAF retails at around $32,000. You can find out all the specifics of the vehicle at

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