Gallery: TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Conquers Range Anxiety in the All-Electr...

Inhabitat has been following the development of a bevy of electric cars, but the question for the average driver remains: Will an electric car leave you stranded? The issue is so common it has a name: range anxiety. The all-electric Nissan LEAF was named World Car of the Year in 2011 and has been changing the game as it enters the mainstream market in 2012, but can you really drive one as far as you need to if you don't live in a city center? We aimed to find out. Inhabitat tested a Nissan LEAF on a country commute for a week to see how it handled hard roads, highways, and even not being charged overnight. Read on to find out how it all played out.

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1 Comment

  1. jdub April 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    The headlights protrude for a reason; they help prepare the airstream for the turbulence encountered by the rear view mirrors. This feature actually improves the aerodynamics of the car and improve fuel economy.

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