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Nissan shows off prototype electric car Leaf

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This year Nissan and Mitsubishi are launching their own electric cars promising drivers greener and cheaper motoring.

Spencer Kelly takes a test drive of Nissan's prototype vehicle, called Leaf, that is due to go into production in December 2010.

It is expected to become the first globally-produced electric car, and it can be recharged from a domestic power supply.

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