Sunday, March 28, 2010

Electric Car...Cool or Not?


The
Nissan Leaf caught my attention with its really cool design. What's more, this five-door hatchback is an electric car, which makes it totally unique! Have you ever been on one? I've seen electric cars on TV but that's about it. I've never seen one on the roads here and I don't know anybody who actually owns one so yeah, I am one curious cat right now!
Smiley
What is so special about the electric car? Well, the most unique feature is that it does not use fuel to run. Instead, the electric car uses electric motors and motor controllers for propulsion. As a zero-emission vehicle, the electric car does not release any emission from the tailpipe, which means it does not pollute the air. Noise pollution is also absent when driving so despite high initial costs, electric cars are perceived to be more environmentally friendly and cheaper to maintain and run. Smiley

The Leaf is one of two pure electric cars offered in the U.S. for the 2011 model year. Weighing over 3,000 pounds with an interior room of a mid-size car; the Leaf also includes the ability to pre-heat or pre-cool the car while it’s still plugged in, to reduce the load on the battery.


I would love to know the price of the Leaf but Nissan hasn’t release pricing on the Leaf as yet. The company did say that its overall cost of ownership will be comparable to, or better than, a gasoline car of the same size. Sounds pretty pricey to me so I doubt we'd be driving around in a Leaf anytime soon! What are your thoughts on the electric car?
Smiley

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LADY JAVA
MONICA

MARG

53 comments:

LadyJava,  March 28, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

wah this car really looks spacious GP.. not like the ones I've ssen so far.. so small!!

LadyJava,  March 28, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

mesti mahal to GP!! wooot!!

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:39 PM  

:* :* :* LJ Meow 1!

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:40 PM  

Aha you are correct LJ! The interior is that of a mid-size car so it is bigger.. looks cool to me actually, I also like the kaler he he! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

I know right? But still curious to find out price later.. curious meow mah.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D :-D :-D

Monica,  March 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

:* :* :* :*

Monica,  March 28, 2010 at 4:50 PM  

morning Mariuca i just woke up! :-P :-P ...partying the whole night la yesd! :* :*

Monica,  March 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

nice car! 8-) 8-) i don't know anything abt electric car :-P :-P

Monica,  March 28, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

oh chop! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

:* :* :* :* Monica! Meow 2!

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

Thanks for chopping Monica! My last RM PB for da month dis one.. :'( :'( :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Wow just woke up from partying all night! What did u guys do yest?? Me curious meow today! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Me too la, dats why I had to read up on it before doing the post he he.... :-D :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  March 28, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Hehe.. yeah.. then let me know .. lol!

LadyJava,  March 28, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Yeay Meow1

LadyJava,  March 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

Tulah.. very big.. the rest all so slow.. color oso ok!

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

:-D :-D :-D Will do! But I have a feeling I need to be OKB before can afford... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM  

Kan? Menarik la dis car! I think a red one would be even more sporty! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

LJ and Mon still tied here, good luck meows and thanks for all da chops dis month! :* :* :*

Marg,  March 28, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

I think electric cars are wonderful things but like you, I would imagine that they are going to be very expensive. And am wondering how far you can drive before the battery runs down. That is a cute one in the picture. Have a great Sunday.

Anya,  March 28, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

Really coooooool :)))))))
Is it your car ...... LOL

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

And Marg Meow 3 yay! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

Thanks for the comment chop ladies, enjoy the rest of ur weekend! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 11:17 PM  

Hey Marg! I am thinking what will happen if u run out of battery while on the road ha ha, that is a pickle! But the car does look cute and I love the colour, thanks for coming by today! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 28, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

LOL Anya! I wish!! It's not even available where I'm at, maybe one day it will be mine, although I would love a red one, vrooom! :-D :-D :-D

emila,  March 30, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

cool! i want one too!!! heheh :* :* :* :*

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 2:30 AM  

Mariuca, did u rec my replies for TUO? coz i asked u which blog for my MM
post but no reply leh :-P

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 3:03 AM  

i ve one RM PB but i'm so lazy now... :'( :'( :-$ :-$

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 3:04 AM  

hahaha so cute la curious meow! oh i told u edi mah...drinking, dancing all
night! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 3:16 AM  

LOL yeah u told me at TF after I asked u here, dancing, drinking and cards… wowie!

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 3:17 AM  

I just got one DPB from LW for meows, yahoooo!

LadyJava,  March 31, 2010 at 3:47 AM  

I got one for LJL… yahoo!!!

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 3:51 AM  

yay for meows! i just chopped one LW PB too!

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 3:56 AM  

oh ya hahaha!! eh which blog la for my MM post??????? :D

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 3:57 AM  

Yay! So not lazy anymore to do ur RM PB? :)

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 4:58 AM  

Yeah I did not get this one Mon, so sorry! Hmmm can I have meows for the MM post? Yahooooo! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 4:59 AM  

LJL so happening nowadays dearie, syabas! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 4:59 AM  

Oh dis one oso I didn get by email!! Sorry I made u wait Mon!! I got some replies for the Amber Chia post Mon! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

LadyJava,  March 31, 2010 at 5:06 AM  

Didn’t get as in no email notification is it GP?

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 5:09 AM  

Hahahah Emila, cool gila but I think it's not so powerful kan? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :* :*

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

hehe it's ok! eh some of yr replies oso I didn get by email!! =-O =-O =-O

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

see! I didn get this one by email!! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica,  March 31, 2010 at 5:15 AM  

no prob Mariuca! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 5:17 AM  

You didn get this one?? That’s why I noticed at WOAFS oso same thing.. started today…. when I reply comments inside comment box, refresh then comment disappeared.. wtf… .then the comments (some) will rec by email much much later… now here oso same thing… grrrrr…. What is up with JS tonight? :(

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 5:18 AM  

Yeah no email notifikasi and also when I reply inside comment box, it doesn appear immediately… then later2 baru dapat email and comment will appear in comment box… :(

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 5:20 AM  

I think the emails are coming in really, really late and staggered… I just only re cur comment for the MM post here! :(

LadyJava,  March 31, 2010 at 5:22 AM  

Got this one GP!!

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 5:27 AM  

Thanks for understanding Monica, meow!

LadyJava,  March 31, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

Hmm.. delay lah tu

Mariuca,  March 31, 2010 at 5:46 AM  

I guess so LJ… you no longer using JS eh? Not sure which of ur blogs still got JS…

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