Cars, unlike humans, do not need to “grow up”, but they can experience different versions for a same model. Case in point, the all-electric Nissan Leaf will soon arrive for the masses in the form of a stretch limo edition, where the first of its kind had already debuted in Tennessee. Perhaps this will usher in a new era of eco-conscious celebrities who might reconsider their Toyota Prius and actually show up for black tie and red carpet events in Nissan Leaf limousines. At this moment in Tennessee, the all-electric Nissan Leaf stretch limo is running short trips for VIPs who are staying at the Embassy Suites hotel in Franklin.

This particular conversion was made possible thanks to in Springfield, Mo, where they actually cut a Nissan Leaf in half, threw in copious amounts of aluminum in order to stretch the car into a comfortable ride that can seat up to eight passengers. Some of the enhancements thrown into the mix include additional mirrors (a must considering the size of egos in the vehicle), plush leather seats to keep those expensive suits and dresses comfortable, and cedar paneling. The additional weight from all this stretching? We are talking about approximately 400 pounds, so that will tax the battery in the Nissan Leaf, limiting it to around 100 miles per charge.

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