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I made this site to give you a brief introduction to the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF, No GAS whatsoever!

The LEAF costs me $37.67 in Electric & Maintenance to drive 1000 miles a month.
(that's only 3.77 cents per mile. Most gas burning cars are 12 to 44 cents per mile)

(My Electric bill went up $31.00 a month)

I used to spend $200 to $300 a month in gasoline, oil changes and other maintenance.

The Nissan LEAF is my Only Car!
(Since April of 2013)

Currently there are 42 Plug-IN Cars for Lease or Purchase.

(more are being introduced every month)

* There are two types:

PHEV = Plug-IN Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Electric & Gasoline)

BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle (100% Electric, No Gasoline)

A PHEV is a good vehicle if you are not sure you can function without Gasoline.
Generally you would Plug-IN at home and maybe at work and by doing so you could
achieve 45 to 95MPG depending on the Vehicle and the distance you drive. But, a PHEV
has a Gas tank as well. So, If the Electricity runs out you will continue with just Gas.

A BEV will give you the most cost savings, No GAS ever again.
No OIL Changes
Very little maintenance. Depending on current Gas Prices you can achieve 120MPG or better.

* (PHEV Types:
There are many different types of PHEV's. Most let you control the way you use the Electric charge and/or the gasoline depending where you are driving. All are designed to give you the best MPG.)

I'm sure we'll see almost every class of vehicles as EV's
by 2019. So full sized SUV's, Electric Pickup Trucks,
Electric Semi Tractor Trailers, School buses, Ambulances,
Mini-Vans, Electric JEEPS, Scooters, etc.

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How does an Electric Car work ? - Watch this video:

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If I met you in person and gave you my little magnetic
business card but you still have questions then click here
to join us on the EV Etiquette FaceBook Group. We will try
to answer all your questions/concerns about EV's

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On September 6th I test drove the #2018LEAF
Check out the videos below:

And here's part 2 with me driving:

Click Here to check out ENERGY.GOV's Website
Which is run by the US Government and is a pretty good source of information

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Learn about the EV Rules #EVrules

Energy 101:Electric Vehicles - A Video from the U.S. Department of Energy

Click to go to see the Nissan Leaf Website

I'm a Costco member and with Costco you can save $2500 off a new car if you use their website. Click Here

Electric Cars are Dirty! - The Truth about #COAL and #ElectricCars!!!

Who emits more Emissions? a #GAS Burning Car or an #ElectricCAR ? - Do you know the Answer?

Electric Cars & Global Warming Emissions

The Nissan LEAF and the Volcano!! - Explaining how Regenerative braking works.

The Nissan LEAF and the Volcano!! - THE LONG VERSION:

Driving an Electric Car up and down Haleakala Volcano from Neal Wagner on Vimeo.

25% of the NISSAN LEAF is made from recycled materials

Funny LEAF Video!

Click Here to Purchase EV Bumper Stickers
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(click above to visit the EV Bumperstickers website)

The Maintenance on most Electric Cars consists of rotating the tires, replacing the windshield wipers windshield wiper fluid and cabin air filter. The maintenance cost is around $100 a year.

I hardly ever go to the dealer for service. In 4 years I have gone 5 times. Two times for flats two other times for software updates and the 5th time to replace an air-bag switch.

I pay 12.55 cents per kilowatt hour through my electric company, (which is high in NJ) most people I know pay 8.5 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour. If you pay less than me or you have Solar Panels. Then an Electric Car will be less expensive for you to operate.

You're probably saying, but gas is so inexpensive right now! what is this guy talking about?!! Gas down the street from my house on 2-27-2018 was $2.55 a gallon! That's pretty cheap! I figured out if your Car gets 38MPG and gas is 59 cents a gallon we would pay the same per mile. My old Gas car got 21MPG and therefore I'm still saving 6X more money than what I used to pay!

Why would I want to buy Gas ever again?

There's a Guy in CA that uses his LEAF as a Taxi and with 172,000 miles on the car and he's still using the original brakes.

The LEAF hardly uses the brakes, when you lift your foot off of the GO Pedal (it's not called a Gas Pedal anymore) the LEAF automatically starts slowing down because of the regenerative braking. So the only time you really need to press the brakes is to make a complete stop. This reduces the wear on the brakes and costs you less money in maintenance.

In NJ there is NO SALES TAX on an Electric Vehicle (EV) and there is a Federal Tax Incentive of $7500. If you have paid at least $7500 of income tax in the year you purchased the EV then you will receive a $7500 check the next time you file your taxes!

I owed $11,393 and the IRS took off $7500. Sweet deal for me!

With everything said and done fully loaded, heated leather seats, power everything, GPS, heated steering wheel & mirrors the LEAF cost me $26,500.00* and I'm saving a little over $2300*** a year by not buying Gas!

(a bottom of the line Nissan LEAF costs $22,499 Also, a 24 month old LEAF's coming off of a Lease are selling for only $8K to 12K depending on trim level and they still have 6 years of the main battery warranty left!! - A really great deal for sure and you never need to buy Gas again!)

Around 80% of Americans drive under 40 miles a day to and from work.

The #NissanLEAF was designed for these people, It is a commuters car. In Traffic it uses hardly any fuel. I drive to NYC from NJ 3 to 5 times a week and in my Old Gas Burning Car I used to waste a lot of fuel by sitting in Traffic, And since I used a lot of fuel the more Maintenance I needed.

Also, Please don't worry about traffic. The more traffic there is the longer the current charge of the battery will last. If I turn on the LEAF in my driveway and the battery is at 100% the LEAF can stand there for 11 days before the battery runs dry. So you could sit in traffic for a very long time.

The LEAF now comes in 3 battery sizes, 24 kilowatt per hour(kWh), 30kWh & 40kWh. The EPA rates the 24kwh at 84 miles range, the 30kwh at 107 and the 40 at 150 miles.

My daily commute is 52 miles. I arrive home at night with 20 to 40% Battery left.

The 24kwh LEAF gets 60 to 100** miles per charge, on the highways you get less and in the city you get more range because when you're coasting or braking the LEAF takes that energy and recharges its batteries!

The 30kwh LEAF gets around 75 to 125 Miles per charge.

The 40kwh LEAF gets around 126 to 170 Miles per charge.

If you can charge at work then each way you could do 60 to 75 miles If you do more than 60 to 75 miles In one direction than the LEAF is not for you and you should
click here and buy this car!

Every single night I plug the LEAF in on my driveway to a 220V 30Amp plug and it charges back up to Full in 2 hours.

The slower you drive the more range you will get, If you drive 25MPH all day long you'll get 120 miles range. If you drive 85MPH on the Turnpike you'll get around 55 miles range. I drive 60 to 65MPH on the NJ Parkway and I can get 85 miles.

In the winter you get less range, at 32 degrees I do not notice any change in range, at 20 degrees I notice around a 10% drop and at 4 degrees I noticed around 15% drop in range. The LEAF Loves 85 degrees I get the most range at 85 degrees.

I can drive in the HOV lanes by myself and EZPASS gives me a 10% discount on Tolls in NY & NJ! :)

Originally I bought the LEAF to save money on my commute but If I were to buy another EV now it would be because they are so much Fun to drive. An Electric Car has 100% of their power right off the line You do not need to wait to 6000RPM like a Gas Engine to get all of your Power. There is something exhilarating about driving a quick and peppy Car that makes no noise whatsoever.

I will NEVER drive a Gas Burning car again!!! I am 49 years old and this is the First Car that I truly LOVE driving!!!

It is SO MUCH FUN to Drive Electric!!! :)

The #NissanLEAF is a first generation EV and so the range is limited. There are many other EV's out there now and coming out in the near future. In Early 2017 the Chevy #BOLTEV is coming and it will do 238 miles per charge. In Early 2019 the #TeslaModel3 is coming and it will do at least 215 miles range and start at a cost of $35,000. Elon Musk has stated that when you can buy the Model 3 it will have more Standard features than any other car that costs $35,000 and it will have more storage Space because it will have a Trunk and a Frunk!

I've made some #evBumperStickers to show People who are driving behind me that I have Pre-ordered a #Model3 and you can see these #BumperStickers by scrolling to the bottom of this page! Thanks for stopping by! click here to See the #TeslaModel3

If you click the picture of my car below it will take you Nissan's website and You can check out all the specs and schedule a test drive today!

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