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10 Things To Do To Get Ready For Your 1st Electric Car

December 10th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

I recently thought of how little I knew when I first leased the Nissan Leaf — a snap decision after years of trying to drop my gas car for a bicycle and pedestrian life. Considering the impulse of my choice and the risk involved, I'm happy I was right on. Having support and conviction from my oh so well educated family members helped me know I could trust the decision. If your family is not filled with clean air EV advocates, climate hawks, and early adopters, I thought to make this list for you. Below are 5 (or 10) things to do to get ready for your 1st electric car


2015 Nissan Leaf — 1 Year Review

November 30th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

It's been just over one year since our long-term review of a 2015 Nissan Leaf started (~4 articles/month). The EV is still smooth, and jazzy, like Bossa Nova. The city I live in has a wonderful charging infrastructure, which I've raved about and been thankful for. However, Nissan dealerships often have other cars or SUVs in the charging spots. (Some possible advice on that one -- pull around to the back if the spot in the front it blocked. You may find one by the service station. Also, even if the dealership doesn't have a public charging station, the service station probably does.)


Driving An Electric Uber

November 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Uber drivers benefit from a vital job that helps many of them to stay above water. Many people are juggling part-time jobs to keep up with bills. Driving for Uber has some of the most valued components for a 2nd or 3rd job. An Uber driver makes all her or his own hours. You can free others from having to driving or owning cars, a worthwhile service to society


8 Things I Would Do To Improve The Nissan Leaf

November 28th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

It is just over a year of travel in the Nissan Leaf. I miss the early days of first driving in the silent and smooth Nissan bubble, I miss the early months. The magic of that initial introductory period is a special experience. Though, I don't miss the new car smell


Nissan Leaf vs Cadillac XTS Luxury Sedan

October 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

For a road trip from Tampa (FL) to Cocoa (FL), the best option on the lot after some last-minute changes to our plans was a Cadillac XTS luxury sedan. While it wasn't what we would have initially chosen, the opportunity to drive a luxury Cadillac was actually an editorial boon. After a year of happily driving an all-electric Nissan Leaf, I had an occasion to compare the Leaf to a gasoline luxury sedan with a starting price of $45,295, which is approximately $10,000 more than the Leaf's price before subsidies



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