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Are you tired of constantly paying for gas? Are you ready to make the switch to an electric-only car? Then you should check out the newest edition of the world’s most popular electric vehicle, the 2019 Nissan LEAF! The Nissan LEAF has become so popular because of its affordability and range. But what is the range of the 2019 Nissan LEAF? (more…)
Is the Nissan LEAF a good car?
Is the Nissan LEAF a good car? Just ask Kelley Blue Book’s team of editors! The 2017 Nissan LEAF was named one of the “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000” by the editors of Kelley Blue Book. All five of the vehicles are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, as well as state and local incentives, which brings the net price for each of them to below $30,000. Continue reading for more about the 2017 Nissan LEAF.
By now, you may have seen videos floating around the web featuring a Nissan LEAF magically repelling paint, slush, or other substances. This is thanks to Nissan’s self-cleaning paint, an innovative idea that will someday revolutionize the way we wash and care for our vehicles. This paint, known as Ultra-Ever Dry, was developed by UltraTech International Inc. in partnership with Nissan.
How the Paint Works
The self-cleaning paint relies on nano-paint technology to create a surface that is oleophobic and hydrophobic, meaning that it is able to repel both oil and water. Nissan has explained this as the paint creating an air layer surrounding the vehicle’s surface. The idea is that cars painted with this new paint will look better daily, repel dirt and other substances, and require less cleaning. It will hopefully reduce the overall wear and tear caused when the outer layers of typical paint begin to deteriorate, leaving the metal of the car exposed.
Testing and Availability
Because it is completely different from anything currently available on the market, the self-cleaning paint will be undergoing a great deal of testing before it can become available in the Nissan lineup. There have been tests with the Note and LEAF in Europe as well as testing with the LEAF in the United States. If you watch the videos of the paint in action, these are from the testing stages in the U.S. on the Nissan LEAF.
If you want to learn more about Nissan’s revolutionary self-cleaning paint or if you will be able to drive a vehicle with it anytime soon, talk to the team at Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama.
Gas prices tend to be high around the world, it is no surprise that Nissan Leaf drivers spend significantly more time behind the wheel than those who drive gas cars. In fact, one study showed that the average Leaf owner drives 50 percent more frequently than owners of conventional cars.
Why People Drive the Leaf More Often
When it comes down to cost and convenience, it does make sense that Leaf owners drive more often. The biggest factor is that they don’t have to worry about paying for gas, no matter how high the prices get. In addition, electric cars like the Leaf are very affordable to operate. Depending on the country in question, electric car drivers even get access to free parking and/or bus lanes, making these vehicles more attractive.
What Drivers Say
Nissan has taken a look at what drivers have to say about the Leaf via specific apps, and this insight was eye opening. It turns out that a large number of Leaf owners originally plan on using the vehicle as a second car, but end up driving it more due to the low servicing and fuel costs combined with the silent ride.
Driving the Leaf by the Numbers
The research in shows that an average Leaf owner will drive the car around 10,307 miles annually. In comparison, a typical combustion-powered car owner will drive just 6,721 miles. This simply confirms that the Nissan Leaf truly is able to take care of your daily driving. The average Leaf driver was on the road 198 miles each week.
To experience the benefits of owning a Nissan Leaf and start driving one everywhere you can, visit Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama.