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A Green Vehicle Comparison and Contrast: Tesla versus Leaf

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Nowadays, people are going considerably further in one trip than they did before. However, what do green cars have to offer besides over 100 mpg?

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We decided to compare and contrast two new green cars. This will help you understand what you can expect when buying a more environmentally-friendly vehicle. You might find some of the attributes listed for both vehicles also present in other efficient cars now released to the public.

The key Tesla Model S features include as follows:

  • Anti-lock brakes and ventilated rotors

  • Electronically actuated parking brake

  • Lightweight aluminum body with boron steel elements

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

  • Goes up to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds with its 416-horsepower engine

  • Travels up to 300 miles using the largest battery at 55 mph

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

  • Xenon headlights with automatic on/off switch

  • Power locks and windows

  • LED Map lights and rear LED reading lights

Here are some primary Leaf SV features:

  • Runs a maximum of 129 miles on one charge

  • A 107-horsepower and 187-lb per inch torque – very powerful and fast

  • No gasoline required, and runs on rechargeable batteries

  • Strut front and Torsion beam rear suspension

  • Front and rear view driver and passenger mirrors

  • Power locks and windows

  • Stability control and brake assist

  • Attractive interior and exterior

  • Galvanized steel/aluminum body

  • AM/FM and SiriusXM Satellite

  • Six speakers and digital instrumentation display

Of course, both cars may have some of the same attributes. The car dealer sites provide a complete list of technologies available on environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Other conveniences such as wi-fi, USB ports, 12-volt power outlet and a wide variety of communication utilities help make your car what it is. It depends on the model chosen.

The point is, green vehicles have become far more advanced than in previous generations. Likewise, the practicality of them has improved.


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