[Oeva-list] First Nissan Leaf owner to reach 100, 000 miles!!! ...................... EV Drivers.......are you next........

Dima Kukushkin dimakukushkin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 16:13:01 PST 2013


He lost 2 bars.
12th bar sits just above digit "1".
on his picture last bar is slightly below "1".



On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Rick Durst <Rick.Durst at pgn.com> wrote:

> Note: Looking at his Capacity gauge, he has not lost any bars of capacity.
> The report is from EV Insiders, not sure if these photos will come through
> go here for the actual story.    http://tinyurl.com/n69lu4nRickUS’ First
> 100,000-Mile Nissan LEAF Owner Receives Multiple Honors in Washington
>
> 1 day ago by Eric Loveday <http://insideevs.com/author/eric-loveday/> 21<http://insideevs.com/worlds-first-100000-mile-nissan-leaf-owner-receives-multiple-honors-in-washington/#comments>
>
> [image: Marsh Receives "Washingtonian of the Day" Award from Gov. Inslee -
> Image Credit: David Laura via Facebook]<http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/marsh-award.jpg>
>
> Marsh Receives “Washingtonian of the Day” Award from Gov. Inslee – Image
> Credit: David Laur
>
> Today, state of Washington resident Steve Marsh officially the first
> Nissan LEAF owner in the US to surpass 100,000 miles.<http://insideevs.com/first-nissan-leaf-in-u-s-passes-100000-miles/>
>
> [image: Erik Gottfriend of Nissan Congratulates Steve]<http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1524768_10202906779618412_1493184970_n.jpg>
>
> Erik Gottfried of Nissan Congratulates Steve – Image Credit: David Laur
>
> Amazingly, it took Marsh only 31 months to achieve this feat.
>
> In celebration of the odometer clicking over to show 100,000, Marsh met in
> Tumwater, Washington with representatives from Nissan, Washington Governor
> Jay Inslee, State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and EV drivers in
> the area who showed up to congratulate Steve.
>
> Quoting Marsh:
>
> *“With a daily commute of about 130 miles, I’ve saved more than $9,000
> compared to my old gas-powered car since I bought my LEAF.  With plenty of
> public charging options, as well as a charger installed at my office, my
> LEAF is a perfect car for my commute.”*
>
> Erik Gottfried, director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing at Nissan
> *,* commented:
>
> *“While many early buyers were excited to buy a LEAF for environmental
> reasons or to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, Steve Marsh is a prime
> example of consumers who approach electric cars with a practical mindset.
> Most buyers now choose LEAF for the simple economics that Steve recognized
> right away. Nissan LEAF costs much less to drive and maintain than a gas
> car yet still provides a great driving experience.”*
>
> Governor Jay Inslee remarked:
>
> *“Steve Marsh has proven that it’s possible to drive an electric vehicle
> long distances on Washington’s roads using clean, low-cost electricity.
> His dedication to driving electric helps to foster economic growth, reduce
> our dependence on foreign oil, reduce carbon emissions and preserve our
> environment for future generations.”*
>
> As the images show, Marsh received a “Washingtonian of the Day” award, a
> commemorative plaque from Nissan a free quick-charge and a title that only
> Steve will ever hold: World’s first Nissan LEAF driver to surpass 100,000
> miles.
>
> **You’ll find a few more specific details on the event in the press
> release at the bottom of this post.*
>
> [image: Plaque Steve Received - Image Credit David Laur via Facebook]<http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/995253_10202907512276728_1977280762_n.jpg>
>
> Plaque Steve Received – Image Credit David Laur
>
> [image: Odometer Passes 100,000 Miles - Image Credit: David Laur]<http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/marsh-100k.jpg>
>
> Odometer Passes 100,000 Miles – Image Credit: David Laur
>
> *Press release below:*
>
> *Washington Nissan LEAF owner celebrates 100,000 all-electric miles*
>
> *OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, state Transportation Secretary Lynn
> Peterson and representatives from Nissan today joined Steve Marsh of Kent.,
> Wash., to celebrate a unique milestone – 100,000 all-electric miles driven
> in his Nissan LEAF.*
>
> *In early 2011, Marsh purchased an all-new Nissan LEAF for his 130-mile
> roundtrip daily commute. Since then, he has racked up 100,000 miles on the
> car, using no gasoline, creating no tailpipe emissions and, by his
> estimation, saving thousands of dollars.*
>
> *“With a daily commute of about 130 miles, I’ve saved more than $9,000
> compared to my old gas-powered car since I bought my LEAF,” said Marsh, who
> credits Washington’s strong charging infrastructure. “With plenty of public
> charging options, as well as a charger installed at my office, my LEAF is a
> perfect car for my commute.”*
>
> *Marsh was one of the first customers to take delivery of a Nissan LEAF in
> Washington. A financial controller for Taylor Shellfish, he made the
> decision to go electric and buy a LEAF primarily based on the car’s low
> cost of ownership—a benefit that more than 40,000 American LEAF drivers are
> also now enjoying.*
>
> *“While many early buyers were excited to buy a LEAF for environmental
> reasons or to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, Steve Marsh is a prime
> example of consumers who approach electric cars with a practical mindset,”
> said Erik Gottfried, director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing at
> Nissan. “Most buyers now choose LEAF for the simple economics that Steve
> recognized right away. Nissan LEAF costs much less to drive and maintain
> than a gas car yet still provides a great driving experience.”*
>
> *To support residents like Marsh and speed the adoption of electric
> vehicles in the state, Washington developed one of the country’s most
> robust EV charging networks. The West Coast Electric Highway opened last
> year giving EV drivers range confidence that they can find easy and
> convenient charging along Interstate 5 and other roadways. With a full
> charge in about 30 minutes, the fast charger at the Tumwater Shell station
> is a regular stop for Steve Marsh and his son Christopher, making it
> possible to carpool to work in an all-electric car.*
>
> *“Steve Marsh has proven that it’s possible to drive an electric vehicle
> long distances on Washington’s roads using clean, low-cost electricity,”
> said Gov. Inslee. “His dedication to driving electric helps to foster
> economic growth, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, reduce carbon
> emissions and preserve our environment for future generations.”*
>
> *When Marsh bought his LEAF, he approached his employer to consider
> installing a charging unit for public use at his Taylor Shellfish office in
> Shelton. His management quickly agreed it was a good idea, he said,
> especially since it aligns with the company’s environmental philosophies.
> His was among the first businesses in the region to install a public
> charging station. Since then, the company has added charging at its
> shellfish hatchery in Quilcene, along the Hood Canal.*
>
> *“It’s exciting to see how this network of charging stations is breaking
> the range barrier for EV owners,” said Transportation Secretary Peterson
> who also drives a Nissan LEAF. “It puts Washington’s diverse, natural
> landscapes in easy reach without vehicle emissions and at a significantly
> lower cost.”*
>
> *More than 5,000 plug-in-electric cars are already registered in the
> state. Washington has among the cleanest and least expensive supply of
> electricity in the nation, making it an ideal place to drive electric. It’s
> good for the environment, it’s good for the state, and it’s good for
> drivers. In addition to the lower operating costs of driving on electricity
> compared to gasoline, EV drivers also enjoy fewer routine maintenance
> costs.*
>
> *Since the launch of Nissan LEAF in December 2010, Nissan has sold more
> than 40,000 all-electric LEAF cars in the United States and more than
> 92,000 globally. Through November in 2013, Seattle-Tacoma is one of the top
> U.S. markets for total LEAF sales with an increase of more than 230 percent
> over the same period in 2012.*
>
>
>
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