2010 Nissan Electric Car The future is quiet Car Review MarketWatch

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Can we have it quiet in here?

(MarketWatch) — As I settled in the seat and fastened the safety on the right-hand-drive vehicle, one question to mind. Now what do I do? I asked the expert who had worked on this car for 15 years.

You put your foot on the and shift into drive, and down on the accelerator, he said. duh! This is, after only the second all-electric car I driven — a few more if you golf carts.


all this would be familiar to any what was different was the sound. wasn’t any! The car just moving, in complete silence, even the whir of the electric Outside of just a slight of the tires contacting the pavement, you nothing.

Yet the boxy prototype moved out emitting nothing into the air and no gasoline. Imagine shredding gas company credit card!

we went a big city park from Reagan National The accelerator action was no different the car you drive now. The layout the prototype is the same as any boxy although Nissan insists the electric car it will introduce in 2010 will look like this.

It will be a hatchback compact about the of a Sentra.

And that was the goal. To the electric car much the same as you are accustomed to driving today.

There is absolutely a pent-up for this zero-emissions vehicle, Mark Perry, director of planning at Nissan North

With the 100 mile range, 98% of the could use this vehicle day, he added.

Perry Nissan knows there is an that is waiting to trade in hybrid car for an all-electric. The next is to convince the public at large this car is the way to go.

We are talking about a change here, when it to car buying, Perry said.

a charge into it

If all goes according to plan, a dealer will initiate the of a charging unit in the customer’s It will require permits and the of an electrician to add to your home The process would be like satellite TV installation, Perry

In a 110-volt system, the car will in 14 hours. If you increase that to 220 the time to recharge drops to 4 Up that to 480 volts, and you will be to get an 80% recharge in just 26 minutes, to Nissan.

The carmaker envisions that high-voltage system in facilities along highway stops and even fast-food — thus, one could up the kids and the car.

The home charging station cost about $1,000 but quality the owner for an offsetting tax The car itself would also get you a tax credit upon purchase. claims auto maintenance will also be less.

is working with Seattle and cities to set up a series of recharging and have them up and running by It anticipates rolling the car out in a dozen to 15 at launch and have it nationwide by

Nissan is not talking price it gets closer to the introduction but indicated the mid to upper $20,000 would not be out of the question. Nissan there will be no price

Glimpse of the future

Officials they are constantly striving to the battery life and the range of the With engineers working on around the world, it would be to bet that breakthroughs on both will occur as time along.

It is always fun to get a glimpse of the future may look like. It is possible to look still ahead and see a child one day asking Dad all those charging stations were needed way back

Yet, if the electric car catches on as a vehicle, it will be a much and less polluting world for

Vehicles tested in this are on loan from the auto through local distributors.

Ron is an auto writer and morning anchor on the MarketWatch Radio based in Washington.

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