250 Nissan Leafs to Be Used for Free in Osaka, Japan [Video]
Nissan will be offering 250 Leafs which will be used free of charge, for both public and private use. Of the 250, 50 will be used by the city council, with the rest ending up in the hands motorists willing and able to accommodate the Leaf into their life. Furthermore, since last year’s tsunami and earthquake situations have shaken up Japan’s electric grid, and now, blackouts are a common occurrence in area, so the Leaf could help in that respect, as well.
Aside from the reduction in emissions for simply driving around, the Leaf will also balance out the home usage of electricity, using the Leaf, and thus will reduce the ‘strain’ on the electrical network, as it will power the house using the electricity it had stored during the night, which is considerably cheaper.