Nissan Leaf Limo Didn’t Do As Well As Expected

Based on the Nissan Leaf, the world’s first street-legal electric limousine did not hold its job at the Embassy suites hotel in Nashville, Tennesse for long since the car was listed for sale on eBay with a starting bid of $50,000 and a ‘Buy it now price’ of $57,000.

The existence of the Leaf stretch limo was first discovered in the summer after Nissan released a video of the eight-passenger model. The limo was built in Springfield, Missouri by a company named Imperial Coach  Builders, which kept most of the Leaf’s essential parts intact, except for the stock battery pack that was moved to the rear of the car for balance.

Transforming the Leaf from a compact hatchback to a stretched limousine caused the weight of the car to increase by approximately 400 pounds (181kg) in the center of the car, which was also upgraded with the usual amenities one expects to find in a limousine.

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