Nissan Leaf ad featuring spokesperson Lance Armstrong
Back in May, Nissan promised that seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, would soon become the first person to own the battery-powered Leaf. Well, in less than a week, Mr. Armstrong should receive the keys that will bring his electric wonder to life. Yeah, we hear your complaints already and we're well aware that celebs get the good stuff before us more common folk, but at least we now know that one Leaf that's not part of Nissan's test fleet will soon be tooling around on public roads.
Why is Armstrong the lucky one? Well, because he's famous, duh! Oh yeah, Armstrong is also the official spokesperson for the Leaf and he's even appeared in a commercial touting the car as the "zero-emissions" vehicle that could have made the seven-time champ into an eight-timer. That is, if the Leaf was around to lead Lance's charge up to the summit of Alpe d'Huez, a grueling mountain stage in the 2009 Tour de France. As Armstrong tweeted, "Getting mine next week! Can't wait." We bet 20,000 thousand others share a similar sentiment.