By Gary Thomas
Nissan showcased its fully electric car, the Nissan LEAF, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that was held from June 29 to July 1, 2012. The electric LEAF car set a new record at the festival.
Ingram Park Nissan is a Nissan dealership in San Antonio, TX. (PRNewsFoto/Ingram Park Nissan)
A Nissan dealer in San Antonio, Texas – the Ingram Park Nissan, has applauded Nissan for achieving the feat and raising awareness about the vehicle.
The Nissan LEAF is a fully electric car. Under fully charged conditions, the vehicle has a maximum range of nearly 100 miles. It can travel at a top speed of 90 mph. The vehicle delivers an equivalent efficiency of 106 mpg.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the electric Nissan LEAF took part in the Goodwood hillclimb course, which had to be tackled quickly and entirely in reverse. The course stretched for over a mile and had to be driven completely in the reverse direction. Terry Grant, a stunt driver, operated the electric car. The vehicle was driven at approximately 55 mph. It completed the hillclimb course challenge and also set a new record.
The 100% electric Nissan LEAF conquered the challenge with flying colors. It proved its performance, maneuverability, and speed at the event.
Nissan’s participation raises awareness about the capabilities of electric cars through its innovative advertising strategies.