James May and Jeremy Clarkson were recently spotted piloting a Peugeot iOn and a Nissan Leaf, possibly some sort of EV challenge for the next series of Top Gear. When Jeremy Clarkson and James May couldn’t find a power source to recharge their EVs, they eventually ran out of electricity, they made a stop at the University of Lincoln to steal some power and recharge their vehicles.

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Leaf Aptus-II 12 worth $31,387 launched

On September 25, 2010, in Digital Cameras, by Salman

It is not just Photokina which has become the default destination for camera makers to launch their new cameras for the past few days. There are organizations that are launching some amazing new cameras without even taking the advantage of Photokina media attraction. Leaf Aptus-II 12 is one such super attractive camera which has recently been made public but not at Photokina.

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Remember the new Nissan Micra-like futuristic electric vehicle aka Leaf which we featured not very long ago. At that time, it was only available to those in the US, but it appears that the Japanese automaker has now been given the go to commence its manufacture here in the UK.

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Nissan’s second attempt (after the Altima Hybrid) to actually become known as a green(ish) automaker in America? The Nissan Leaf is a four-to-five seat, front-drive C-segment hatchback.

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Nissan’s main selling point for the Leaf is not just that its a specialty urban runabout, but rather, it was designed as an everyday vehicle that meets the needs of 70% of the world’s motorists. Strictly speaking, we think Nissan’s perspective has been based upon practicality (though important) more than the needs of motorists in terms of exterior design.

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From Nissan’s point of view, Nissan says that fully 80% of US drivers travel less than 100km per day (62 miles), making the Leaf a solid fit for America’s motoring majority, even taking into account power-sapping external factors like hilly terrain, accessory draw, and extreme temperatures.

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Full gallery and press release after the jump…

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