After joining the Society of Environmental Journalists, freelance science writer Peter Byrne was surprised by the content of an email that was apparently sent to members of this organization:
Hello again from Nissan.
We want to share with you some exciting news about the 2013 Nissan LEAF. Now in its third model year, the LEAF boasts some electrifying enhancements, AND a major price reduction.
The vehicle is expected to offer improved range through incremental aerodynamic and energy management improvements, and reduced 220V charging time through an available 6.6 kW onboard charger.
Also, the SV and SL models now feature an all-new, custom-designed Bose® Energy Efficient Series sound system that delivers powerful, high-quality audio through six lightweight speakers.
The message goes on to further extol the virtues of this vehicle.
Why, Byrne wondered, would SEJ be trying to convince him to...