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Nissan EV Concept  (Source: The Detroit News)
New EVs will includne an Infiniti smalelr than the Leaf

The Leaf is Nissan's first all electric vehicle and the first allotment that will come to America is already sold out. Nissan has announced that it will be bringing three more electric vehicles to the U.S. over the next four years in addition to the Leaf.

The three new EVs will include an Infiniti model that is smaller than the Leaf, a small commercial van, and a small urban car.

Leaf deliveries in the U.S. will begin next month reports The Detroit News. Nissan's Carlos Tavares said that 90% of the buyers of the Leaf are new to the Nissan brand and the majority of the buyers of the first vehicles are wealthy and have a second car. Most of the buyers of the Leaf are in western states according to Tavares.

Tavares said, "You can see the Nissan Leaf is a huge conquest vehicle for the brand."

He also stated that Nissan is more bullish on the future of EVs in the U.S. than JD Power and Associates was in its recent report about the EV market in America. That report pegged the EV market in the U.S. at 100,000 per year by 2020. Nissan reckons that by 2020 EVs will make up 6.5% of the U.S. car market for about 780,000 vehicles by 2020. That is huge increase over what JD Power and Associates expects.

Nissan is expecting the EV market in the U.S. to grow at a slower rate than in outer markets like Asia and Europe. The reason many expect that growth difference is that driving distances are longer in the U.S. typically and U.S. drivers often fear being stranded with no battery power.

Leaf Production kicked off in Japan last month.



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RE: Translation?
By Enoch2001 on 11/2/2010 11:38:11 AM , Rating: 2
Ha! Love this. I read it OK as well, but I definitely read it slightly *SLOWER* than if it were written properly. Still - amazing phenomena.

I wonder if this works in non-Latin based languages other than English as well, say for instance in Japanese or Arabic?


RE: Translation?
By Kurz on 11/3/2010 9:25:10 AM , Rating: 2
You reading slower since you have to find all the letters.
There is probably some optimization happening as you are reading. Or it could be just a higher level of familiarity.


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