There’s never been a better time to go electric. Discover the many benefits of driving an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan LEAF. The LEAF is not a hybrid, instead it gets the energy it needs to drive the electric motor between its front wheels from the large lithium-ion battery mounted along the floor of the car. Charging is as simple as charging your cell phone: plug it in, and let it go. Below are 8 other reasons to own an electric vehicle like the Nissan LEAF.
1. ZERO GAS, ZERO EMISSIONS
The Nissan LEAF burns absolutely zero gas, so it produces absolutely zero tailpipe emissions and no engine noise. So forget gas stations and put emissions testing behind you — in the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, they’re truly a thing of the past.
2. INSTANT ACCELERATION AND FUN
There’s nothing quite like 100% electric driving. There is no power band – just straight power for a rush of instant acceleration every time you hit the pedal. And all this performance comes without so much as a drop of gas, absolutely zero tailpipe emissions, and amazingly smooth operation.
And the Nissan LEAF is just as much fun through the twists and turns. The floor-mounted battery pack creates a low center of gravity for a great ride and smooth handling, helping the Nissan LEAF corner with minimal body roll.
3. NO OIL CHANGES
Nissan LEAF isn’t powered by an internal combustion engine, so there’s no oil needed for lubrication, and no oil changes required to keep it running smoothly. Ever.
4. NO TUNE-UPS
Spark plugs, timing belts, fluid top-ups—forget about them. Nissan LEAF is 100% electric, so get used to less maintenance, and less hassle.**
**Nissan recommends tires rotation every 7,500 miles. For more on the ultra low maintenance LEAF, check the Service and Maintenance guide for the recommended service schedule.
5. HOV LANE ACCESS
When the majority of commuters get stuck in stop-and-go traffic, your Nissan LEAF could potentially gain you access to HOV and Carpool lanes.***
***HOV/carpool access varies by state. Please consult state laws for eligibility.
6. PREFERRED PARKING
Ever dreamed of pulling into a concert, a movie theatre, your favorite grocery store or mall and getting the perfect parking spot every time? In the Nissan LEAF, it’s not just a dream; it could become your reality.^
^Public charging networks are provided by independent companies, and are not within Nissan's control. Availability of charging stations not guaranteed.
7. POTENTIAL TAX CREDITS, REBATES AND INCENTIVES
Depending on where you live and your personal tax situation, you may qualify for potential Federal, state, and city tax incentives like the New Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit of up to $7,500 just for driving fully electric. Click here to see potential tax incentives that you may be eligible for. ^^
^^The incentives referenced are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. All persons considering use of available incentives and additional perks should consult with their own tax or legal professional to determine eligibility, specific amount of incentives available, if any, and further details. The incentives and additional perks are not within Nissan’s control and are subject to change without notice. Interested parties should confirm the accuracy of the information before relying on it to make a purchase.
8. HOW MUCH WILL YOU SAVE ON GAS?
The amount you’ll save driving a Nissan LEAF depends on the rate you pay for electricity, average gas prices, and even how far you typically drive. Use our tool to find your customized savings.^^^
^^^ Your Annual Gas Savings is the result of Daily Savings multiplied by the number of days in the month (30), and the number of months per year (12). Daily Savings is the Nissan LEAF® Daily Cost (miles driven daily /Nissan LEAF® MPGe, multiplied by cost of MPGe) subtracted from Daily Cost (miles driven daily / MPG, multiplied by the cost of gas). Your actual gas savings will vary due to a number of factors, including driving conditions, vehicle maintenance, and changes in energy costs.
LOOKING FOR AN ELECTRIC CROSSOVER SUV?
Introducing the Nissan ARIYA, an electric crossover of the future. Up to 389HP of cutting-edge performance, and so technologically advanced it can park for you. As the purest expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, it even offers hands-off single lane driving with ProPILOT Assist 2.0.*^
ARIYA is a force of wonder for a new age of driving, built not merely to amaze, but to thrill.*^^ The Nissan ARIYA is coming to a Mossy Nissan near you in 2021. Find out more about the ARIYA, or contact one of our 7 Mossy Nissan locations.
*^Nissan ARIYA not yet available for purchase. Expected availability in 2021. Composite image of model shown. Actual production model will vary. See actual production vehicle when available for final details on features.
*^^ProPILOT Assist 2.0 cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times. Hands-off driving is possible when driving in a single lane, on the condition that the driver remains attentive on the road ahead and is prepared to immediately take manual control of the steering wheel when conditions of the road, traffic and vehicle require it. Always monitor traffic conditions. System operates only when lane markings are detected. Does not function in all weather, traffic and road conditions. System has limited control capability, and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.