Ready to roll? Nissan Leaf limousine coming soon

How can green-conscious celebrities roll around in zero-emissions style while maintaining their precious VIP status? By checking in with Imperial Coach Builders of Missouri, which has announced it will soon stretch a Nissan Leaf into a limousine.

ICB says it will extend the hatch by 48 inches, but considering that all of the battery and electrical equipment are scattered throughout the vehicle, this seems like a real stretch (sorry). Luckily, ICB is a subsidiary of Electric Car Company, so the coach-building firm has a partner with the proper know-how to assist with this project. ECC president Gary Spaniak claims, "This will be the first conversion of this revolutionary vehicle and the first pure electric limousine."

ICB will give the Leaf limo double the seating capacity in the rear. Specifications have yet to be released, but having the seats face each other seems logical. We're quite curious to find out what sort of impact these modifications will have on the Leaf's range. Will there be extra batteries added as well as more seats?
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Electric Car Company, Inc. Awarded Contract to Build All Electric Nissan Leaf Limousine

SPRINGFIELD, MO, Aug 26, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Electric Car Company, Inc. ELCR 0.00% , a vehicle conversion company that specializes in electric conversions and manufacturing for the Livery and Fleet Markets, announced it has received a signed purchase order from BTV Transportation and Solutions, a leading transportation provider. Electric Car Company's custom manufacturing subsidiary, Imperial Coach Builders, Inc. will convert the Nissan Leaf into a limousine.

The conversion plan calls for the vehicle to be stretched approximately 48 inches and double the seating capacity of the rear passenger compartment. "This will be the first conversion of this revolutionary vehicle and the first pure electric limousine," stated Gary Spaniak, president of ELCR.

About Electric Car Company, Inc.

Electric Car Company, Inc., ELCR 0.00% is a vehicle conversion Company that specializes in electric conversion and manufacturing for the livery and fleet markets including limousines, corporate VIP vehicles, limo & municipal buses and delivery vehicles. The company brings together businesses specializing in customizing vehicles & powertrains. This proven business strategy is building a dominating presence in the aftermarket automotive up-fitter segment, including, but not limited to "Pure Electric" cars, liquid propane conversions, limousines & other livery vehicles, specialty fleet vehicles, classic automobiles and custom restorations. The company's long-term strategy is to offer and expand the company's line of products that will revolutionize the specialty automotive vehicle market.

Electric Car Company's wholly owned subsidiary, the custom manufacturing division of Imperial Coach Builders, Inc., is a limousine and specialty vehicle manufacturing entity that operates out of a 60,000-sq/ft facility in Springfield, MO., .

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