Cost figures on the new Nissan Leaf.
The new Nissan Leaf.
The 1974 Citicar made in Sebring FL.
Finally - a major car company has introduced a real electric car. Not some hybrid - but a car with a battery - motor - and wheels. You press the "gas pedal" and turn the steering wheel and go. You press the "brake pedal" and it stops - also helping charge the battery. After 100 miles - you better be close to home - because you need to plug it in.
I drive a Toyota Prius - and sometimes it is electric - but it has a backup gasoline engine that comes on to charge the battery. The dependable gas engine is a safety net for me until the country has enough quick charge stations to keep drivers going.
In 1974 - a small company in Sebring FL mass produced a gold cart like car called the Citicar. It went 30 mph for 30 miles before it needed a charge. It had 6 - six volt batteries under the driver's seat. At the time it cost $2500.
Here is the review of the Nissan Leaf from Edmunds.com