Gasoline and diesel powered vehicles come with a choice of engines, giving drivers the opportunity to pick a model based on driving needs. Electric cars, on the other hand, never came with options – until now.
A recent TreeHugger post reports that Tesla is offering battery options for its upcoming Model S electric sedan and Nissan might offer different battery options with its LEAF electric car. Exciting news!
A senior Nissan planner told TheDetroitBureau.com that offering an array of different battery packs “would allow a motorist to choose between a lower-range, lower-cost pack, or batteries delivering perhaps twice the mileage, at a higher price.”
Say goodbye to the “one-size-fits-all” electric vehicle!
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