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Nissan Delivers 75,000th Leaf EV Model in the U.S.

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/21/2015 Megan Stewart
Nissan Leaf 75000th Car

Nissan announced that it has sold its 75,000th all-electric Leaf here in the 'States. The occasion follows the electric car's last big milestone in 2013, when Nissan sold its 25,000th Leaf model in the U.S. and had delivered 62,000 units globally. The 75,000th Leaf EV went to Rishabh Mehandru in Portland, Ore. Mehandru, who leased his first Leaf two years ago in an effort to reduce emissions from his car, as well as to save money with his 30-mile daily commute.

Clint Edwards, sales manager at Carr Nissan in Beaverton, Ore., sold Mehandru his new 2015 Nissan Leaf SV, commenting that current Leaf buyers are looking to upgrade to the latest model.

“When the lease was up on my first Nissan Leaf, I knew that I didn’t want any other car. I had to have another Nissan Leaf,” said Mehandru. “I love how quickly I can get up to speed on the highway--even my three-year-old son notices how zippy it is--and I like that I don’t have to stop for gas.”

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The Nissan Leaf starts at around $22,000 after the maximum federal tax credit of the $7,500. Like many other automakers did with their EVs, Nissan significantly reduced the price of the Leaf in 2013. With seating for up to five passengers and an EPA-estimated 84-mile range on a fully charged battery, the Leaf delivers an MPGe rating of 126/101/114 city/highway/combined.

Source: Nissan

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