July 20th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

Funny story: I’ve fallen in love with Nissan’s breakthrough, 100% electric car, the LEAF, after seeing Lance Armstrong’s gentle-toned commercial during every other break of the Tour De France thus far (also appreciated  the LEAF-sponsored commercial-free hour during yesterday’s Stage 15 climb through the Pyrenees, which allowed the world to witness the jaw-dropping moment of Alberto Contador yanking the yellow jersey by taking questionable advantage of Andy Schleck’s mechanical error).

A few miles (and months) away (and ago), Jen also fell for the zero-emissions LEAF after watching this adorable stop-motion spot from Nissan that illustrates the experience of driving around town with your buddies with a zip-zero-nada carbon footprint:

But why wouldn’t we be down with the LEAF? After all…

  1. It’s CUTE, and y’all know Asians love cute things!
  2. It’s SENSIBLE (a quality in cars our Hardass Asian Parents instilled in us to prioritize, probably about the same time we were learning how to play the piano).
  3. It’s a NISSAN, which means our aforementioned HAPs will ride in it without complaining ad nauseam about how sucky the craftsmanship of cars made in [insert name of any other country that produces cars] is.
  4. It’s GREEN, which makes it sexy.
  5. Lance Armstrong says they’re cool!*

*Jen isn’t really swayed by this, but Diana would jump off the Pyrenees if Armstrong said to.

[Video via Urlesque]
[Nissan LEAF - Official Site]


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5 Responses to “BABEWATCH: The Nissan LEAF”

  1. cDonnaF says:

    Yay for electric cars! Now if we only had more ecologically friendly ways to generate electricity….
    My daughter will have a new car to fall in love with.
    But I say, WHO’S THE GUY? HE’s the babe I want to watch. Not sure what’s up with the Dragonball hair-do, but still.

  2. johnminh says:

    Buy a Nissan Leaf to boycott BP!

    (That is one cute car, though.)

  3. dalianmoon says:

    If only they could make a family size vehicle like that.

  4. Cindy says:

    Given how much plastic is likely in this car, I doubt it qualifies as a BP boycott. Still, it is a cute car and I love the stop motion ad.

    …maybe a trade when its time to say goodbye to my GTI?

  5. PoweredByRice says:

    Oh for pity’s sake, just slap some Sanrio stickers on the car and be done with it, why don’t-cha.

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