Wheel of Nissan LEAF

Behind the wheel of the LEAF.

The all-electric Nissan Leaf is one of the most anticipated cars to hit the market in generations. We were among the group of media to test early production “mule” prototypes of the LEAF in April 2009 (for the New York Times). We were behind the wheel of another prototype again in November last year.

The big question is how the actual production car will drive. Well, we have the scoop on that story because Nick Chambers, who writes for PluginCars.com—our sister site—is heading off to Japan next week, as he becomes the first writer-blogger to take a spin in the LEAF. He’ll be sending back full reports with photos and video. “I see it as a duty to make sure that I get as much information as possible and disseminate it as widely as possible,” Nick writes.

>> Check out what else is on Nick’s mind as he prepares for the big day. Check back with PluginCars.com next week as we post exclusive pics, videos and stories.

And tell Nick what he should be finding out.