This ad is making the rounds:
Now first up I’ll say I dig Nissan’s cars, also the electric Leaf is a neat vehicle, if not an extremely limited one. Still this ad is just shameful in it’s dishonesty. The claim that somehow internal combustion engines are some crude bygone technology, while 100% electric cars are the future is laughable.
Electric cars are NOTHING new! The first automobiles were steam power…which was really neat technology, once you get past the long time period you needed to fire the boiler until you had a proper head of steam to get the thing rolling. Internal combustion cars came next, but those first petrol car were running right along side electric cars in the mid 19th Century.
In the end we got to where we are, with gas-powered cars as the mainstay because they were faster, lighter, more efficient, cheaper to make, and easier to refuel than the electric ones. The same goes for the current electric cars. Hell even modern hybrids still need a gas tank and tailpipe to run!
Really sad that such a great auto-maker needs to invent revisionist history to sell what are otherwise fine cars.