Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuummmmbbble. Reports from various blogs say that the Nissan Leaf will tip the scales at 3,500 pounds, the same as its arch rival, the Chevrolet Volt. While the Volt is a plug-in hybrid, with a gas engine and battery pack, the Leaf is a true electric car, with no internal combustion engine, just a battery pack, electric motor and other assosciated wiring and hardware.
According to Autoblog Green, the Versa weighs between 2,800 and 2,900 pounds, while the battery pack adds another 660. Factor in some weight for the increased length of the Versa and boom, you’re sitting at a nice, round 3,500 pounds. For a compact car, the Leaf is pretty hefty, but in this case, performance is really not an important element, and new advances in carbon fiber technology should have us driving lightweight, eco-friendly cars by the decade’s end.
[Source: Autoblog Green]