Electric Car Purchase Brings New Set of Concerns for Buyers

Concerns of range, price and obsolescence surround the nation's first affordable, all-electric vehicle.

Published: 03-Jan-2011

COSTA MESA – Most car buyers have anxiety before they make a purchase. Is it the best deal? A set of wheels with good resale value?

In Costa Mesa this weekend, a group of buyers and a new car dealer have a whole new set of concerns.

As they await the arrival of the Nissan Leaf, the nation's first affordable, mass-produced all-electric vehicle, buyers ponder its obsolescence. And for at least one dealer, it's the uncertainty that comes with selling and servicing a new technology.


Nissan LEAF can be charged at 110, 220 and 380V.

Tennessee politicians reassure public that State will be ready for electric cars.

Nissan will build 50,000 LEAF electric cars the first full year of production.

USA Today columnist shares his impressions of electric car test drive.

Nissan LEAF goes on sale in five states starting in December 2010.

Benefits of early ownership include Tax credits, rebate checks, personalized home visits, and government giveaways.


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