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What are the lowest CO2 emission cars?

If you've been researching which are the lowest CO2 emission cars, then it's likely that you've come across the revolutionary Nissan Leaf. It's not just the lowest emission car, it's also a zero emission car, as it runs exclusively off battery power!

The Leaf, voted the European and World Car of the Year in 2011, is the world's first mass produced, completely electric vehicle. It carries a big claim that it can up to 110 kilometres on a single charge from the mains, which represents unbelievable economy to the average city driver. The fuel economy works out at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent.

The Leaf currently retails at £28,350 and around €35,000 in the Eurozone, which may seem a little expensive at first glance. However, when you look a little closer you soon realise the outstanding value at the heart of the Leaf.

The full 117 kilometres in the Leaf will cost you around £2, while the equivalent in petrol would likely set you back around £10. It truly is the car that pays for itself!

Currently, the only way to charge the car is to plug in into the mains overnight. However, charging stations will soon open across the UK, allowing you to plug the car in and get a full charge quickly and conveniently.

The Leaf is now available for test driving, so if you remain unconvinced, take a closer look yourself.

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