Nissan LEAF Q&A
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO GET PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE NISSAN LEAF?
I LET TWO FRIENDS TEST DRIVE MY LEAF.
They were both wowed by the power and acceleration. They both expressed that they didn't expect the car to drive LIKE THAT.
WHEN WE CARPOOL WITH OTHER PEOPLE, WE'LL OFTEN VOLUNTEER TO DRIVE SO WE CAN TAKE THE LEAF.
This has the added benefit of getting to show off EV technology.
A FRIEND OF MINE WAS INTERESTED IN THE CAR
He is giving it serious thought
WHEN I LET PEOPLE DRIVE THEY SOON FORGET THEY ARE DRIVING AN ELECTRIC CAR.
The exact words from my father in-law, who's a mechanic by trade. "You can't even tell it's electric."
I OFFER FOLKS TO DRIVE IT WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
At first, they are leery saying "I don't know how to work it" but it only takes a minute before they have that EV smile. My 88 year old mom was quite eager to take the wheel.
EV Term The irrepressible expression that comes over your face when you’re driving the LEAF®. Part wonder, part pride, and all happiness, an EV grin is impossible to hide and best when shared.
I HAVE A FRIEND WHO I KNOW LOVES CARS, SO I LET HIM DRIVE MY NEW LEAF IN AN EMPTY COLLEGE PARKING LOT LATE AT NIGHT.
When he stepped on that gas pedal and it took off like a rocket and drove soft as silk, he just looked at me with huge eyes and an open mouth. Every since then, when he sees me he tells me that I "have the sweetest ride in town". He's owned some sports cars so I know he means it feels better than a Porsche.
WHEN I LET PEOPLE DRIVE THEY ARE FIRST SURPRISED HOW QUIET IT IS.
Then thrilled with the acceleration. And finally they say how easy it is to drive, as if they were going to have to splice some wires together to get it going.
WHEN I LET PEOPLE DRIVE MY LEAF EVERYBODY IS ALWAYS SURPRISED
at how it drives like a "normal" car and is pretty peppy.
IT’S ALWAYS FUN THE FIRST TIME YOU TAKE A FRIEND FOR A RIDE
..hold the accelerator down right from the start and they’re invariably impressed because it’s so quiet, but also so powerful