Nissan to plug the Leaf
Irish consumers will be among the first in Europe to view and test drive the Nissan Leaf when it arrives here this month.
The world's first mass-produced electric vehicle, which is priced at €29,995 in Ireland including the battery, makes its European debut at the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin on Wednesday.
Following the official launch the car will then embark upon a 'Roadshow Tour' of the country for the rest of the month, where it will be on display at various venues, including the Dundrum shopping centre, Dublin; the Mahon Point shopping centre, Cork; and the Headford Road shopping centre, Galway.
The Nissan Leaf's features include air conditioning, satellite navigation and a parking camera.
Innovative smart-phone connectivity will allow an owner to heat or cool the interior of the car remotely via a mobile phone. The car's AC motor develops 80kW of power and 280 Nm of torque, enough for a maximum speed of more than 140kmh.