One in Four Would Consider Buying an Electric Car

Having pledged to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, Nissan is now allowed to test its autonomous vehicles on the public roads of Japan.

Autonomous Nissan Leaf

Now road-legal in Japan, Nissan hopes to sell an autonomous Leaf by 2020. (Nissan)

The Japanese government issued its first licence for a self-driving car to Nissan, and the car has the number plate ’20 20′ to mark the year the company hopes to sell such vehicles to customers.

Although the modified all-electric Nissan Leaf has a number of autonomous features found on other cars – such as automatic lane centering and adaptive cruise control – the car also features the ability to automatically exit motorways, change lanes, overtake slow or stationary vehicles and stop at red lights without driver involvement. Continue reading One in Four Would Consider Buying an Electric Car