Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


San Antonio Auto Dealership Pushing Nissan LEAFs & Chevy Volts

April 4th, 2014 by  

I run down probably one or two hundred press releases a day (in addition to hundreds of articles published across the web). But I was surprised this week to see an auto dealer in San Antonio, Texas, advertising the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt via a press release on PR Newswire. As we’ve noted many times, auto dealers aren’t particularly incentivized to sell electrified vehicles. Some have gotten excited about the EV revolution and work hard to sell the new cars. However, most don’t. So, I was really a bit shocked to see a press release advertising two EVs intelligently. I especially love the phrase “uncompromising efficiency.” Check out the full press release and let us know if any thoughts come to your mind:


The future of driving is present with the launch of vehicles like the 2014 Nissan LEAF and 2014 Chevy Volt. Running entirely on electric power, the LEAF is working to redefine the way drivers travel and consume fuel. The same can be said about the Volt hybrid and its ability to run on both a gas engine and lithium-ion battery. While the vehicles operate on distinct power sources, the vehicles fundamentally share the goal of providing drivers with stronger, uncompromising efficiency.

While comparing a hybrid to an electric vehicle may seem like comparing an apple to an orange, the team at Ingram Park Nissan encourages drivers to educate themselves on the strengths and capabilities of two of the most significant styles of fuel-saving vehicles.

The benefit of a hybrid powertrain is its ability to use a gas engine for long-distance travel and electricity for cleaner city driving. When the Volt operates on its lithium-ion battery, it earns a 38-mile driving range. When the electric power works in conjunction with the vehicle’s gas engine, the Volt can travel up to 380 miles on a single tank of gas.

Frequent travelers may benefit from a hybrid’s longevity, but if a driver’s ultimate goal is to perform more efficiently on the road, the 2014 Nissan LEAF’s 100-percent electric powertrain is the undeniably smarter option. Running exclusively on an advanced lithium-ion battery, the LEAF produces zero CO2 emissions or fumes when in motion. Drivers are able to charge the vehicle at home or at designated charging stations across the country. The result is an 84-mile driving range and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-estimated 126 mpge city efficiency rating.

The 2014 Nissan LEAF’s capabilities can be put to the test at Ingram Park Nissan. Drivers are able to experience the vehicle’s strengths by scheduling a test drive online or by contacting the dealership by phone.

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  • Regulus Black

    I drove the 2013 Leaf for 6,000 miles and now I’m driving a 2014 Leaf. I think that there are subtle improvements in the suspension so that you don’t feel the battery weight as much. I didn’ t think I would like charging to 100 percent every time but I find that it is an improvement too. I think Nissan is always improving the car.

    • Bob_Wallace

      ” I didn’ t think I would like charging to 100 percent every time but I find that it is an improvement too”

      ¿What do you mean by that?

  • Dealers will be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Some will kick and scream a bit harder than others. Chapeau to ‘Ingram Park Nissan’ for getting it.

  • Matt

    In the blink of a eye the world can change.
    Sometime people understand it is more important to “be the change in world you want to see” than to protect old ways of making money.

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