27 May '11, 4am

Nissan Leaf Included in Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2009

Nissan Leaf Included in Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2009

Nissan LEAF Twitter Enlarge Photo Nissan changed the game for automakers planning electric vehicles in August when it unveiled the Leaf. The all-electric C-segment vehicle travels at speeds up to 90 miles per hour and goes 100 miles on a full charge. Nissan says it will only take 30 minutes to charge the batteries to 80% of their capacity at a high-power charging station. The Leaf is expected to sell for between $35,000 and $45,000. The car won't hit production lines until the fall of 2010, but that didn't stop Time Magazine from calling it one of the best inventions of 2009. Even more significant, perhaps, is how much interest the Leaf has generated with Time's readers. When asked to rank each invention on a 100-point scale, the respondents gave the Leaf an average ranking of 75, making it the 10th most important invention on the list. The electric eye took the top spot, ...

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