Published on March 1st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan5
Over 1 Billion Electric Miles Driven In LEAFS, Volts, & Teslas (Well Over 1 Billion, Actually)
March 1st, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
A CleanTechnica reader noticed this week that EV miles driven in the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, and Tesla vehicles have clearly surpassed 1 billion electric miles. That’s based on Chevy Volt drivers who opted to share their info via OnStar, Nissan LEAF drivers who opted to share their info via CARWINGS, and Tesla data.
However, the majority of LEAF miles probably have not been logged on CARWINGS. In fact, there’s strong speculation that LEAF miles alone surpass 1 billion. Furthermore, OnStar data is a gross misrepresentation.
Nonetheless, the point is clear: people have driven well over 1 billion miles on electricity just using LEAFs, Volts, and Teslas. The gas/oil savings, cash savings, and pollution savings are incomprehensible, whether we put a number on them or not.
Kudos to the early adopters who are driving electric!
Thanks to Albertico for the idea for this piece.
Billion image via Shutterstock
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