Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nissan LEAF Stretch Limo--Empowering

I just read that a limo-building company in Springfield, Missouri is giving the stretch treatment to a Nissan LEAF. Now how about that?

Imperial Coachbuilders has done this to other cars, but the LEAF presented some interesting issues. With that big, expensive battery pack underneath the car, they had to be very careful about how they cut the car apart to add the additional structural panel. They also needed to make sure that they didn't lose all the efficiency of the car by making it unable to handle the extra weight of additional body and four more passengers.

Well, they solved it. See this story in Automobile online for the details.

No word on any stretch Chevrolet Volts yet.

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