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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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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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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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LEAF sells 1,937 in April

May 3, 2013
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Favorable lease rates extended April sales numbers were down from March sales for Nissan as the fiscal year end deals ended. The brand still ended with a positive year over year sales gain for the month of April. Recognizing a strong marketing tool in its arsenal, Nissan has extended the favorable lease rates on LEAF. [...]

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LEAF sets new sales record in March

April 2, 2013
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  This could be the year Nissan’s LEAF sold 2,236 units in March – their best month yet. Finally, this puts Nissan on track to meet their well publicized goal of selling 20,000 LEAFs a year in the United States. This sales pace arose through an aggressive price reduction with the introduction of the new [...]

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Cost to drive a Nissan LEAF compared to a gasoline powered car

March 6, 2013
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Or how to shatter the myth of the high cost of an electric car We read, almost daily, reports and articles and diatribes about the evils of electric cars – their high cost, their expensive batteries, and whatever else the author wishes to include in the article du jour. We would like to provide an [...]

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How the 2013 Nissan LEAF price reduction will influence the EV market

January 20, 2013
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A closer look at EVs in the US With the introduction of the 2013 LEAF, Nissan has changed the envelope within which all electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States must now compete. Here’s why. First, we should note that we are talking about pure electric vehicles. We are not including plug-in hybrids in this [...]

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RAV4 EV or LEAF?

December 12, 2012
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Is the extra $12,000 worth it? As with most things, comparing two similar but not identical items is challenging. Different needs drive the decision, along with the elusive desires that are oftentimes difficult to quantify. We got a chance to get behind the wheel of the RAV4 EV recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show. In our [...]

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Evaluating the new J.D. Power EV ownership study

November 11, 2012
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Does an EV lease make more sense? J. D. Power and Associates has just released a study (found here) of the issues surrounding and driving the move into the electric vehicle (EV) segment. With a significant history of focusing on and evaluating the automobile market in general, it is worth taking a closer look at [...]

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