Nissan Leaf tours the country

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Nissan Leaf

By JULIE ALVIN on 7/28/2011

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Those who haven't made it to the dealership to test drive a Nissan Leaf can get behind the wheel of the electric car when the carmaker swings through towns across the country on its Drive Electric tour.

Started on July 8 in Long Island, the tour is visiting 26 cities from Indianapolis to Austin, Texas. Attendees will learn about driving and owning a Leaf, how the car compares with other vehicles, its fuel efficiency and environmental impact, and how to communicate with the car via phone or computer.

The electric vehicle can go up to 138 miles without recharging, according to EPA tests--although real-world range is typically less.

For more information about the tour, visit


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