At long last, Nissan delivered the first Nissan Leaf to a lucky San Francisco resident. Limited runs of the electric car, which has a 187km range on a single charge, will roll out in five US states over the next year, as Nissan ramps up for the full launch in 2012. [Gearlog]
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