Drivers who want the absolute cleanest and efficient automobile should get the Nissan LEAF when it’s released next year. Videos after the break. Powered by lithium ion batteries, the LEAF was designed as “a ‘real car’ whose 160-kilometer+ (100 mile) range meets the needs of 70% of the world’s motorists.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

In the case of U.S. consumers, Nissan says that fully 80% of drivers travel less than 100km per day (62 miles), making the Leaf a solid fit for America’s motoring majority, even taking into account power-sapping external factors like hilly terrain, accessory draw, and extreme temperatures.

[via Autoblog]