LEAF owners focus on free power they can get from the sun

Posted on January 28, 2013 by in Latest News, News

Blazing-SunFREE power from the sun was the theme behind a special ‘LEAF the earth’ event held in The Netherlands at the end of 2012. No fewer than 82 Dutch LEAF owners gathered their cars together at the Space Expo in Noordwijk to compare their experiences and to take part in a fun quiz, hosted by local TV star Bavo Galama.

They also heard from former astronaut Professor Wubbo Ockels who looked to a future where electric cars would be recharged solely by renewable solar energy.

‘Solar energy is plentiful and you can use it for whatever you want – including fun things. Sustainability and fun can go hand in hand,’ said Professor Ockels.

The Netherlands will also benefit from a major Quick Charger network with Nissan pledging to install 38 stations over the next few months. Also operated by The New Motion, Nissan LEAF owners will be able to recharge their batteries for free until the end of May. A dedicated website for LEAF owners – www.leafhebbers.nl – features a regularly updated list of all the rapid chargers in the Netherlands, along with other LEAF information.

Meanwhile, in Milan, Italy, Nissan has teamed up with rental company Hertz to promote the benefits of zero-emission mobility in the city. Four Nissan LEAFs are available to rent from the Hertz office close to the main railway station in the city centre, allowing residents and visitors to put the car to the test in typical everyday conditions as they consider a potential purchase.

They will enjoy not just LEAF’s driving dynamics, comfort and refinement but they will also benefit from being at the wheel of a pure electric vehicle giving them access to areas of the city denied to conventional cars and from free city parking.

Should they hold the Ikea Family Card they will also be eligible to a 20 per cent discount on the rental charge and will be able to recharge the LEAF free of charge at any Ikea store in the Milan area.


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