First Nissan Leaf comes off production line

December 12, 2010 5:20:27 PM PST
A Redwood City man is the proud owner of the first ever Nissan Leaf to come off the production line.

Twenty-thousand people have already ordered the all-electric car which is priced for the average consumer.

Thirty-one-year-old Olivier Chalouhi paid a little over $33,000 for his electric car.

State and federal rebates to encourage people to buy electric cars will bring the price down to $20,000.

Chalouhi says he will use the car for the 20-mile round trip to his office. The car gets about 100 miles per charge.