2014 Nissan LEAF delivers surprising torque performance figures Continental Nissan highlights EV torque for Chicago-area drivers

COUNTRYSIDE, Ill., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Myth busting is an increasingly popular activity in the United States. Several television programs have enjoyed great success by exploring the truth behind long-held social myths. Many websites have been committed to the same cause as well.

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Since most of the myths highlighted on TV or the Internet pertain to everyday objects and activities, the staff at Continental Nissan has recently taken to busting the myths that surround the everyday performance of electric automobiles. While popular thought might label electric cars as low-output machines, Continental Nissan is prepared to show that the 2014 Nissan LEAF is specifically engineered to deliver a driving experience that defies any misconceived notions of electric car capability.

Two of the most common misunderstandings about Nissan LEAF performance relate to acceleration and highway speed. Many assume that an all-electric engine is simply incapable of producing the same type of power as a gas-fueled vehicle. Continental Nissan, however, has uncovered some myth-busting statistics in this regard.

In addition to a top speed of approximately 90 mph, the 2014 Nissan LEAF delivers a surprising amount of engine torque. The 187 foot-pounds of torque produced by the Nissan LEAF actually outshines the torque figures for both standard models of the 2014 Mazda3 and Mazda6 (185 foot-pounds). Since the LEAF does not have to channel power through a gear box, all of that torque is available lag-free at the push of the pedal as well.

Beyond the thrill of instant torque, the 2014 Nissan LEAF offers a unique experience for drivers everywhere. With no traditional pistons or combustion valves, the LEAF does not produce common engines noises that disturb the driver's cabin. Due to the car's all-electric motor, drivers can enjoy the LEAF's 129 city mpg equivalency in clean, noise-free peace.

The 2014 Nissan LEAF will be available in select showrooms early in 2014. For more information on the Nissan LEAF, including its availability in the Chicago area, contact Continental Nissan in Countryside, Ill. today. Continental's professional staff can be reached by phone at 888-597-9598 or online at www.continentalnissan.com

Media Contact: Joe Veverka, Continental Nissan, (888) 597-9598, joev@continentalmotors.com

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