Nissan: Washington Nissan LEAF Owner Celebrates 100,000 All-Electric Miles

Posted on 19. Dec, 2013 by in Nissan Canada

SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and member from Nissan currently assimilated Steve Marsh of Kent., Wash., to applaud a singular miracle – 100,000 all-electric miles driven in his Nissan LEAF.

In early 2011, Marsh purchased an all-new Nissan LEAF for his 130-mile roundtrip daily commute. Since then, he has racked adult 100,000 miles on a car, regulating no gasoline, formulating no tailpipe emissions and, by his estimation, saving thousands of dollars.

“With a daily invert of about 130 miles, I’ve saved some-more than $9,000 compared to my aged gas-powered automobile given we bought my LEAF,” pronounced Marsh, who credits Washington’s clever charging infrastructure. “With copiousness of open charging options, as good as a horse commissioned during my office, my LEAF is a ideal automobile for my commute.”

Marsh was one of a initial business to take smoothness of a Nissan LEAF in Washington. A financial controller for Taylor Shellfish, he done a preference to go electric and buy a LEAF essentially formed on a car’s low cost of ownership—a advantage that some-more than 40,000 American LEAF drivers are also now enjoying.

“While many early buyers were vehement to buy a LEAF for environmental reasons or to revoke a coherence on unfamiliar oil, Steve Marsh is a primary instance of consumers who proceed electric cars with a unsentimental mindset,” pronounced Erik Gottfried, executive of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing during Nissan. “Most buyers now select LEAF for a elementary economics that Steve famous right away. Nissan LEAF costs many reduction to expostulate and say than a gas automobile nonetheless still provides a good pushing experience.”

To support residents like Marsh and speed a adoption of electric vehicles in a state, Washington grown one of a country’s many strong EV charging networks. The West Coast Electric Highway non-stop final year giving EV drivers operation certainty that they can find easy and accessible charging along Interstate 5 and other roadways. With a full assign in about 30 minutes, a quick horse during a Tumwater Shell station is a unchanging stop for Steve Marsh and his son Christopher, creation it probable to carpool to work in an all-electric car.

“Steve Marsh has proven that it’s probable to expostulate an electric car prolonged distances on Washington’s roads regulating clean, low-cost electricity,” pronounced Gov. Inslee. “His loyalty to pushing electric helps to encourage mercantile growth, revoke a coherence on unfamiliar oil, revoke CO emissions and safety a sourroundings for destiny generations.”

When Marsh bought his LEAF, he approached his employer to cruise installing a charging section for open use during his Taylor Shellfish bureau in Shelton. His government fast concluded it was a good idea, he said, generally given it aligns with a company’s environmental philosophies. His was among a initial businesses in a segment to implement a open charging station. Since then, a association has combined charging during a shellfish hatchery in Quilcene, along a Hood Canal.

“It’s sparkling to see how this network of charging stations is violation a operation separator for EV owners,” pronounced Transportation Secretary Peterson who also drives a Nissan LEAF. “It puts Washington’s diverse, healthy landscapes in easy strech but car emissions and during a significantly reduce cost.”

More than 5,000 plug-in-electric cars are already purebred in a state. Washington has among a cleanest and slightest costly supply of electricity in a nation, creation it an ideal place to expostulate electric. It’s good for a environment, it’s good for a state, and it’s good for drivers. In further to a reduce handling costs of pushing on electricity compared to gasoline, EV drivers also suffer fewer slight upkeep costs.

Since a launch of Nissan LEAF in Dec 2010, Nissan has sole some-more than 40,000 all-electric LEAF cars in a United States and some-more than 92,000 globally. Through Nov in 2013, Seattle-Tacoma is one of a tip U.S. markets for sum LEAF sales with an boost of some-more than 230 percent over a same duration in 2012.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sole some-more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated income of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in mercantile 2012. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of over 60 models underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced a Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric car launched globally, is now a best-selling EV in history.

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