Video: Nissan Leaf - Polar Bear commercial

Nissan’s new commercial for the Leaf electric vehicle will either make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or it will make you question the direction Nissan is going with this whole thing. The commercial starts off with a lonely Polar Bear who, in seeing that its polar wonderland is melting away, finds its way into a suburban town. The polar bear finds himself in a garage of a Nissan Leaf owner and proceeds to give the owner a hug for thinking about him and his home. We guess it’s better than those other commercials where the bears have bits and pieces of toilet paper stuck to their butts, but we have to wonder what those guys who deny global warming would have to say to all of this. We, on the other hand, find it rather touching.

Refresher: The Nissan Leaf features a set of batteries made up of laminated lithium ion cells that are capable of delivering over 90 kW of power and weigh only 440 pounds. The battery pack sends it stored energy to the Leaf’s front mounted electric drive motor that only outputs 80 of those kilowatts for a maximum output of 107 HP. Nissan claims that the Leaf will take 8 hours for a full charge from a 200 V source; so a high capacity 220 V outlet is recommended, otherwise it will take twice as long for a full charge from a standard 110 V AC outlet.

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7 comments:

  (728) posted on 06.6.2011

I think this is the sweetest commercial I have seen. Its really heart melting though the car itself is not that good for me. It wouldn’t change the fact on how ugly is electric car.

  (765) posted on 11.9.2010

that’s cute..but in the real life..bears are dangerous..

  (859) posted on 10.5.2010

They should make a version where after hugging the Leaf owner, the bear goes next door where it finds a guy who owns a Nissan Armada, and the bear eats him.

  (745) posted on 09.15.2010

Maybe the polar bear wanted to ride on that Nissan leaf.

  (647) posted on 09.12.2010

Haha, now that’s what we call home, with the new Soul from Mazda.

  (16) posted on 09.12.2010

I think they prefer Nuclear. This way they can glow from radiation and make their own northern lights smiley

  (4) posted on 09.11.2010

RIDICULOUS! Does the polar bear prefer Coal or Nuclear power?

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