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Electric cars take to the streets: Nissan's Leaf to be delivered Dec. 21

Electric cars: Government testing shows the car aimed at attracting environmentally conscious motorists will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving.

By Associated Press / December 14, 2010

Olivier Chalouhi waves from his new electric Nissan Leaf in San Mateo, Calif., on Dec. 13. He is the first customer worldwide to receive the all-electric Nissan Leaf.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Nissan executives say delivery of the first electric Leaf in Tennessee is set Dec. 21 at a dealership in Nashville.

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Government testing shows the car aimed at attracting environmentally conscious motorists will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving.

The car will be delivered to a Nashville-area customer at Action Nissan of Nashville and a reception will follow at Nissan Americas headquarters in Franklin.

Nissan and General Motors Co. are both releasing electric cars. The all-electric Leaf must be recharged when its battery is depleted. GM's Chevrolet Volt uses an electric battery for the first 25 to 50 miles and a small gasoline engine that can generate power to run the car another 300 miles.

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