LEAF Acquisition

What does it cost to drive a Nissan LEAF?

April 1, 2014
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First rule of EV acquisition – lease, don’t buy You will notice the careful wording of the title of this article. It is more important to look at the cost of driving the Nissan LEAF, than it is to look at the cost of owning the Nissan LEAF. Let’s examine why. Should you buy or [...]

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EV education remains key to adoption

December 16, 2013
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Over 25 percent of drivers could use an EV today According to a survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union (CU), 42 percent of households with vehicles could use plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) today, and 25 percent of those same households could use a battery electric vehicle (BEV) today without [...]

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Nissan in reach of LEAF yearly sales goal

November 2, 2013
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2,002 LEAFs sold in October With the Nissan LEAF monthly sales averaging around 2,000 units for the past several months, and a sales goal of 20,000 units this year, Nissan seems to be within reach of making their goal. Year-to-date US sales for Nissan’s electric car amount to 18,078 with two months to go. With [...]

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Chevy Spark EV and Fiat 500e drives

October 6, 2013
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A quick comparison The National Plug In Day in San Diego last weekend was well attended by existing electric vehicle (EV) owners, and those considering them. Many manufacturers were represented (primarily by sales consultants riding shotgun) as they provided vehicles to be driven or sometimes to be ridden in (Tesla Model S and BMW I3). [...]

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No Charge Electrons in Texas for LEAF owners

September 26, 2013
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Nissan partners with NRG eVgo Nissan has partnered with NRG eVgo to provide new LEAF owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston Texas areas free access to public charge stations for one year. This network of stations includes 23 locations in Dallas and 17 in the greater Houston area. Also included will be charge stations [...]

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Is a Certified Pre-Owned LEAF in your future?

September 15, 2013
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Nissan to add LEAF to Certified Pre-Owned program With early adopters trading in their 2011 LEAFs for the upgraded 2013 model Nissan found itself with a growing inventory of used LEAFs. Faced with the question of how to make them more attractive to used car buyers, Nissan decided to add the model to the Certified [...]

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EV market sees lower prices for 2014 models

August 11, 2013
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LEAF still winning the lease battle When Nissan started production of the LEAF in Smyrna, Tennessee for the first time, potential electric vehicle (EV) owners smiled. Not only would this innovative product be built by Americans, but producing the LEAF in the U.S. would introduce a lower price model (the LEAF S – $29,650 including [...]

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East Coast LEAF owners have cause to rejoice

July 10, 2013
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Quick Charger installation to begin on East Coast Back in May we wrote about Nissan’s plan to install 500 DC quick charge stations around the country in the next 18 months (found here). At the time, Nissan was reluctant to provide any additional details. Now they have regarding at least a portion of these installations. [...]

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What to write about

June 19, 2013
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The perils of writing about the Nissan LEAF Don’t get me wrong. In fact, I love writing about this great new technology, and helping to educate consumers about the potential of moving from a traditional petroleum burning vehicle (be it gasoline or diesel powered), and bringing them into the fold of the few, the proud, [...]

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PEVs in California triple from 2011 to 2012

May 23, 2013
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EVs gaining ground in California The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) has released its second survey of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners (found here). We reported on the results of the first survey last August (found here). With information provided by over 2,000 electric vehicle (EV) owners, this report provides information and details found [...]

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