2012 Nissan Leaf Summary

With an average operating cost of only about 2.6 cents per mile versus more than 12 cents for a comparable gasoline car capable of 25 mpg, near-zero maintenance costs, and enough juice onboard to get most people where they need to go and back without worry, the Leaf would be a good deal without all the incentives, rebates and refunds, but, when those are all factored in, the Leaf looks like a solid deal for the American family commuter.

Jim McCraw filed this report from Nashville, Tennessee, with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles, California.

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