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Published on December 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Washington Man Drives 100,000 Miles in a Nissan Leaf (w/ video)

December 29th, 2013 by  

100,000 mile Nissan Leaf

In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t that long ago that the Nissan Leaf was still just a concept, but a Washington man named Steve Marsh bought one of the first- and has put more than 100,000 miles on his Leaf since new, saving thousands on gas and oil and keeping tons of harmful carbon emissions out of the sky, as well.

I’ve saved more than $9,000 compared to my old gas-powered car since I bought my LEAF,” says Marsh, who has a 130-mile daily commute, who added “my LEAF is a perfect car for my commute.”

Marsh was recognized by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, and representatives from Nissan for crossing the 100,000 mile- um, milestone in his Nissan Leaf earlier this month. You can get more on the story, and check out a video of Steve and his awesome EV, in the 1Sun4All article below. As for me, I was impressed when these guys took a Leaf for a trip of “just” 500 miles!


1st: 100,000 All-Electric Miles Driven in Nissan LEAF-VIDEO (via 1Sun4All)

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. With plenty of public charging options, as well as a charger installed at my office, my LEAF is a perfect car for my commute…

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