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      07-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #35
Tom Moloughney
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Originally Posted by red-sauerkraut View Post

You assumed incorrectly.

I have driven many, and know all to well about such conflicting data.

It is Ford that has the time you are referring to.
It's really not that conflicting. Every major automotive news source that had actually road tested the LEAF measured the 0-60 time to be close or longer than 10 seconds. There was some misleading articles posted online by obscure sites before the LEAF actually launched in 2010 claiming it had a 0-60 time of 7 seconds which were reposted by other sites(welcome to the world of new age "journalism") but once actual journalists drove it those bogus claims were quickly proven wrong. I'm surprised to hear you've driven one and can think it's capable of going 0-60 in 7 seconds though, because even getting it to do it in under 10 seconds is a major accomplishment. Look at the official track test results from these news outlets. Only Motor Trend could get one to post a sub 10 second 0-60 time. My personal tests came up with about a 10.3 second average when I did them last year.

Nissan LEAF 0-60 time:

Edmunds: 10.2 seconds
Car and driver: 10.0 seconds
Car Magazine: 11.9 seconds
Motor Trend: 9.7 seconds
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