PHOTO CAPTION: Nissan LEAF's 77-miles range dropped to 65 miles when heater turned on.

The LEAF in Winter

Washington Post reporter takes his school teacher wife for anxiety-relieving spin in Nissan's electric car.

Published: 28-Dec-2010

The outside temperature was 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The air on this clear, moonlit night looked ice blue. It was the tail end of the Christmas shopping season. The stores were open late.

I could feel Mary Anne's anxiety.

"It works in the cold?" she said.


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