Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Billed by Nissan (NSANY) as the world's first electric vehicle designed for large-scale volume production, the Leaf is the Japanese automaker's flagship "zero emission" model. First shown in Japan in August, the Leaf can go around 100 miles on a single charge and, excluding the batteries, will cost no more to buy and run than a traditional gasoline-powered car. Charging time is seven hours, although a 30 minute quick charge can get batteries back up to 80% of full power.