2011 Nissan Leaf
Base price: $32,780 (before tax credits and destination charge)
Price, as tested: $33,720
Powertrain: 80-kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor; single-speed transmission with eco mode.
Battery type: Laminated 24-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, 192 cells
Torque: 207 pound-feet
Curb weight: 3,375 pounds
Wheelbase: 106.3 inches
Overall length: 175 inches
EPA-rated range on a single charge: 73 miles
EPA fuel economy: 106 city /92 highway mpg equivalent
Final thoughts: Nissan defines revolutionary.