Portrait of an EV Owner in San Diego: Diana Wilder
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nissan LEAF was introduced in December 2010, as the world's first affordable, zero emission car for the mass market. With that formula, consumer adoption has taken off, making LEAF the world's best-selling, 100-percent electric vehicle.
In this owner profile video, part of the "I Made the Switch" series from the Renault-Nissan Alliance, we meet Diana Wilder, a university administrator and proud owner of a Nissan LEAF since 2011. A committed environmentalist, Diana powers her LEAF with solar energy generated from photovoltaic panels at her home.
Along with saving money, Nissan LEAF buyers are discovering its value as a primary everyday vehicle – with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) access (check local regulations), range that is more than twice the average driver's daily need* and LEAF's fun-to-drive instant, smooth acceleration and handling character. In addition to zero tailpipe emissions and convenience of charging at home, LEAF drivers enjoy a smooth, quiet ride with its running noise of just 21 decibels measuring less than a typical ceiling fan (26 dB).
* Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS).