2011 Nissan Leaf details at the 2010 plug-in conference

Mark Perry, Nissans North American director of EV and Advanced Technology, was at the 2010 Plug-in conference in San Jose, CA.

We asked Perry why Nissan decided on a 100 mile range.

How long does it take to fully charge a Nissan Leaf using a

110 (level 1 charger?

a level 2 charger?

What is a fast charger? What states are they going in? How long will it take to fully charge a car with a DC fastcharger?

How hard is it to work with utility companies and public/private partnerships for electric vehicles versus selling an internal combustion engine?

What else can the Department of Energy (DOE) sill do?

When does Nissan consider the Leaf mainstream?

Is Infrastructure still a problem?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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