(Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:25PM by Laurel Steele)
According to an article by The Car Connection, the 2014 Nissan LEAF is both the greenest and most popular battery electric car in the world. Consider this practical, stylish, money-saving vehicle for your next eco-friendly car.
The Japanese vehicle has become particularly popular in energy conscious regions like California and the Pacific Northwest. With an astounding 84 mile electric range, it’s easy to see why. The 2014 model's smooth and nearly silent ride don't hurt either.
But what has most consumers raving is the exceptionally low cost to run the LEAF. In fact, drivers report spending one-fifth to one-third of what they would have spent on running a gasoline car. You'll ultimately spend just pennies per mile, which is drastically less than similar gasoline-run vehicles.
The LEAF runs on a 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack located within the floor pan and under the rear seat. This battery powers the 80-kilowatt 107-horsepower electric motor, which drives the front two wheels. Pump the breaks and the motor acts as a generator for the battery.
With a 240-volt Level 2 charging station, the LEAF can be recharged in as little as 4 hours. You can track its progress, as well as pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, all from an app on your smartphone.
Take a Nissan LEAF for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our extensive inventory of pre-owned electric and hybrid cars online.