The Nissan Leaf (also formatted 'LEAF' as a backronym for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car) is a five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan and introduced in Japan and the United States in December 2010. The US Environmental Protection Agency official range is 117 kilometres (73 mi), with an energy consumption of 765 kilojoules per kilometre (34 kWh/100 mi) and rated the Leaf's combined fuel economy at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.4 L/100 km). The Leaf has a range of 175 km (109 mi) on the New European Driving Cycle. Deliveries to customers began in the United States and Japan in late 2010, in Ireland and the UK in early 2011. As of August 2012 the Leaf deliveries had also taken place in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and global market availability is expected for 2012.
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