EPA releases MPG equivalent value for Nissan Leaf
The window sticker will state 99 MPG Equivalent. This is based on 33.7 KWH being equal to one gallon of gasoline. While Nissan reported a range of around 100 miles per full charge, the aggressive driving style of most Americans will likely give it a driving range closer to 75 miles per full charge. Charging takes 7 hours.
So this car isn't exactly convenient - at least not as convenient as what was originally projected. 7 hours is an incredibly long charge time especially for a range that is now projected to be 25% less than what Nissan originally suggested. While I commend their efforts, I'll personally be waiting until the next generation of electric cars is introduced.
Also in the news, Houston develops their charging station network.