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If you’re one of the many who signed up for a 2011 Nissan Leaf, you may be suffering from “range anxiety” (the fear of running out of power in the middle of nowhere). To help you overcome this, Nissan is coming up with a program that would give Leaf buyers a longer-range alternative.
This program would give Leaf owners a no-cost loan of a conventionally powered vehicle that could be used for treks that went beyond the capacity of the 100-mile Leaf. This loaner car option is still in the works, so it’s not yet clear exactly how it would work.
Under this program, the Leaf owner would get a car rental package that would cover the use of an Xterra SUV or Altima sedan for a week. Right now, it’s not clear whether the rental would be handled through a participating Nissan dealer or through an independent rent-a-car company.
[Source: The Detroit Bureau]