28 Oct '11, 2pm

Want A Long Range Electric Car? Nissan Doesn't... - Green Car Reports

If you're holding out for an electric car that gets similar range to your fossil-fuelled car, then don't hold your breath for one from Nissan . That's the message implied by Nissan North America's director of product planning and strategy, Mark Perry. Speaking with Auto Observer , Perry says there is "no market need" for an electric car that gets hundreds of miles between charges. Nissan's own research shows that, despite a range approaching 100 miles, the average Leaf owner only does 37 miles per day. The average journey length is even shorter, at only 7 miles from power on to power off. The data shows that owners of the first large volume electric car on sale use less than half their car's range per day. That makes a longer range unnecessary, in Nissan's eyes. Independent studies have shown that 95 per cent of drivers in America do fewer than 100 miles per day. It's fair...

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