• Jun 23rd 2012 at 4:27PM
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We're noticing a trend, here: people like to play with their Nissan Leaf electric vehicles. Some like to drive it insane distances, some like to make it go faster and some like to just make it moar biggar.

Example #1. The distance driver. Tony Williams of LoveMyLeaf.com recently drove his car from Baja California to British Columbia (BC 2 BC, at it's known). The trip was part adventure – he didn't know where he was going to charge up some days – and part advocacy, as Williams helped spread the EV message along the way, including a stop at the Electric Automobile Association's meeting in Cupertino, CA a few days ago.

Example #2. Car and Driver recently took a Leaf to the skidpad and, after swapping tire, turned the EV from a not-so-great 0.79 g to a near-1.0 g machine. Video here.

Example #3. Stretch limo Leaf. Thanks to the modders without fear at Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, MO, we have our first confirmed Nissan Leaf stretch limo. Head electrician Nathan Daily makes it sound simple. "We took a regular Nissan Leaf electric sedan and we cut it into two and basically extended the frame and everything to add a center section to it to stretch it into a limousine," he told Ozarks First. Exactly what this modification does to the range and other specs is not explained, but you can watch video of the conversion here.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      How very sad, no wonder UK EV sales were only 41 last month, no wonder the UK lost 1,300,000 car drivers and gained 1,300,000 proper ZERO EMISSION brand new to cycling for first time last year, with 3.200,000 cycles sold in total, not dirty filthy junk pumped out of fossil fuel burning power station belching out NOx & C02 elsewhere. No wonder 2,000,000,000 TV viewers worldwide will be tuned in Tour De France later this week, with boring dull cars like this silly stretched Leaf that next to nobody will buy, when electric vehicles become more exciting like Tesla and more practical with long range, and styled with classic charm like the 183 mile range 6 PAX family carrying VW Bulli at a decent price, then folk will start to buy EV's.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stretched Model X'es will become the hottest transportation gadget for Hollywood film stars.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Umm If I couldn't publish a video in the correct aspect ratio I would be quite disappointed. And what's with the 12v charger statement? I don't know if it is a crime but it should be and certainly not the standard of information source I am used to from ABG. Interesting to see the enthusiasm from the manufacturer nonetheless.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        A crime? That means we get to lock up Sebastian Blanco and 'trow away da key? :D
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          For sure it's some sort of crime. A crime against aspect ratio for a start.
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