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Owner Of 100,000-Mile Nissan Leaf Electric Car To Be Honored Monday



Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back and deem the Nissan Leaf's 75-mile EPA-rated range a little too short for comfort.

Not Steve Marsh, though. The Washington resident has racked up 100,000 miles in his Leaf, and is set to be honored for that achievement at an event this Monday, December 16.
Pretty awesome! Easily has saved 2,500 gallons of unleaded.
 

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Follow that underground electrical wiring , it goes all the way back to either a not so clean and tidy nuke plant or else a coal burner. So , Meh
 

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He's in Washington, part of a grid shared with my province.. Most of the power comes from hydro electric.

But I get your point.. It's slowly changing, and at least the toxins aren't being emitted from the tailpipe into our faces on the street. Some positives!
 

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If I lived full time in the country I would have me a sugar cane still going .....
 

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It's viable for city slickers... Country folk will probably be some kind of hybrid diesel.
Absolutely nothing about that car is possible without oil. From the materials that compose it, and the methods used to obtain them. The energy needed to manufacture and transport it, and in most parts of the world the production of the electricity needed to charge it.
Not to mention replacement and disposal of batteries.
 

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Absolutely nothing about that car is possible without oil. From the materials that compose it, and the methods used to obtain them. The energy needed to manufacture and transport it, and in most parts of the world the production of the electricity needed to charge it.
Not to mention replacement and disposal of batteries.
Police Report of fire:possible cause is an electrical fire.
 

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Wonder if plumbers are as opposed to water powered cars as electricians seem to be of electric powered cars?

:laughing: probably not.
 

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Yeah it's definitely hard to justify from a purely economic point of view.. the numbers don't add up yet. EV'ers are just lucky to break even.

I suppose like everything we spend our money on, there's more to it than just dollar ROI.
 

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So he saved Maybe $7,500 to 8,500 in gas. Add in electric costs of around $10K and the $15K extra he paid for the little death trap is it still a good investment?
I don't know anything about the enviromental impact, and I dont know anything about the extra cost or subsides or repair and maintance.

I do know that it cost about 3.75 to go 100 miles in an average full electric car, and 13.25 in a similar gas car.

So it comes to about 9.50 cents per mile savings so he saves $9500 In gas. It doesn't sound viable from a purely finacial prospective to me.
 

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I'm happy for him. I just don't think people know that mining the lithium for those batteries is dirtier than the oil sands. Considering most of it comes from Canada, the clean hydro electricity doesn't offset the environmental damage from the lithium extraction process. I guess whatever makes them feel fuzzy inside.
 

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Yeah it's definitely hard to justify from a purely economic point of view.. the numbers don't add up yet. EV'ers are just lucky to break even.

I suppose like everything we spend our money on, there's more to it than just dollar ROI.
It's still progress. New technologies usually start out expensive and clunky. It wasn't long a ago a computer the size of a living room could barely count to ten.


I'm not a cutting-edge, early-adopter sort of guy, but I appreciate that some people are, and that poo-pooing such people is best left to the old and/or closed-minded, and/or ******* demographics of the world. Same sort of people who probably insisted cellphones and the internet would never catch on.
 

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I would rock an electric van in a heartbeat. I seldom drive more than 70 miles a day and never take my work van on vacation.
 
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