Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, Transportation Minister Lynn Peterson and Nissan representatives joined Steve Marsh of Kent, Washington, to celebrate the #100,000 miles he has travelled with his #Nissan LEAF.
In early 2011, Mr Marsh purchased a brand new Nissan LEAF for his daily commute, a hike of 130 miles per day. Since then, he has accrued more than 100,000 miles on the car, all without using gasoline and creating the emissions associated with it; and, saving an estimated thousands of dollars in the process.
"With a daily commute of about 130 miles, I've saved more than $9,000 compared to my old gas-powered car since I bought my LEAF," said Marsh, who gives credit to the State of Washington's strong charging infrastructure. "With plenty of public charging options, as well as a charger installed at my office, my LEAF is a perfect car for my commute."
More than 40,000 Americans now enjoy the benefits offered by the Nissan LEAF EV. Many of them have changed their old habits for environmental reasons, or to reduce their independence on oil, but Steve Marsh made the switch for practical reasons. His daily commute, and the ability to conveniently recharge made it easy for him to commit to an electric vehicle.
Supporting Washington residents like Steve Marsh, and to help increase sales of electric vehicles, the state has a strong charging infrastructure. Last year, the West Coast Electric Highway was implemented. Area EV drivers can be confident of the availability of charging stations along Interstate 5.
More than 5,000 Nissan LEAF electric cars are currently registered in the State of Washington. The state offers some of the cheapest and cleanest electrical solutions in the country. It's good for the environment, for the state and for drivers.
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAD in December 2010, Nissan has sold more than 92,000 of them worldwide. In November 2013, the Seattle Tacoma area saw a 230% increase in sales over 2012.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca