by MPD
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Lance Armstrong is ready for his Nissan Leaf and so are we!

The seven-time Tour de France champion is the official spokesperson for the all-electric five-passenger hatchback — which features a 23 kilowatt-hour lithium-manganese battery that’s good for 100 miles of driving — and, according to Nissan, will be the first person to receive one of the fancy green automobiles this summer.

In a new promotional video for the car, Armstrong discusses his love-affair with the vehicle, saying:

“I think the most exciting thing for me about the Leaf is that it’s the first of it’s kind.  Anytime you talk about technology — if it’s a computer, or if it’s a phone, or if it’s a bicycle — you always talk about next level. Like, what’s next level? Next level is the stuff that just blows you away. To me, the Leaf was just really, in my opinion, what I would call next level.”

Does an all-electric, champion-endorsed eco vehicle excite you? Check out the video below and tell us what you think!

  • Sonia

    Eeeew!!! Why give that jackrabbit(trying to be less harsh with the name calling) more money?

  • Sara

    With the Leaf having a range of 100 miles, Lance will need his bike if he’s not near an outlet.

  • On the List

    Dude, I paid and I can’t even get one in September. How do I get bumped up? Really. I want one. Now… Please? I bet I can hawk this unit for less than Mr. TDF…

  • From MN, with hope…

    Nissan deserves the attention. It’s a nice little EV. Not my type (Chevy Volt FTW!) but still a great little car that I am sure that will help with reducing carbon emissions.

    • Kimitake Hiraoka

      Haha still holding out hope for the American auto industry eh?

      That’s kind of touching. Good on you :)

      • georgina0912

        Hey Kimi, do you ever have something positive to say? Ever?

      • From MN, with hope…

        Yes, indeed I am. Ford is looking pretty good (although product announcements have become far and few), and GM is starting to pick it up. They have some excellent cars out there, and many coming. The Volt is coming, so it should kick some Prius butt! And last time I checked Toyota had to get a partnership with a car company that makes only an electric car in order for them to even think about an EV. Plus I don’t think GM or Ford had a slew of recalls recently effecting just about every single car they made.

        I think my try at getting someone away from the whaling/Sea Shepherd threads worked. Some just want to fight to fight, and insult to insult.

  • Bencat1000

    so long as the electricity produced to run these cars is from solar, wind, etc. and not nuclear, it is a great idea….

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