Buy a Condo in Toronto, Get a Free Nissan Leaf EV


A Toronto, Canada, condo deevlopment by the name of “Bside at Minto Westside” has taken a somewhat different approach to selling condos and parking spaces. They’re offering prospective buyers a free Nissan LEAF with the purchase of a new condo.

Specifically, the offer seems to be there for buyers who purchase a parking space equipped with an electric vehicle (EV) charging station along with a new condo — you get a brand-new Nissan LEAF for free. As always with these sorts of deals, taking a close look at the fine print is probably a good idea. At first glance, however, it does sound like the sort of thing that might appeal to urban home buyers.


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“Our goal is to design for the future,” says Wells Baker, the Director of Conservation and Sustainable Design at Minto. “Installing EV chargers at Bside gives residents who want a vehicle in the city the ability to make an affirmative environmental decision. That alone is a huge step forward, but we wanted to take that next step and actually incentivize a decision towards the more sustainable option.”

Delving further into the issue, Baker explained that “The majority of high-rise buildings are faced with the challenge of overcoming a lack of infrastructure and space required for transformers needed to install electrical vehicle chargers. Bside is aiming to set a new benchmark in Toronto. It’s being developed with a dedicated transformer for EV chargers as well as space to add additional chargers as (the area’s electric vehicle demand) grows.”


Originally published by EV Obsession.

James Ayre

's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.