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Nissan Leaf Hits the Road in Puerto Rico

The Nissan Leaf continues to grow in popularity around the globe with sales in 35 countries. And the latest market to add this all-electric hatchback is Puerto Rico, which just saw its first two Leaf models delivered to Windmar Renewable Energy, Inc. – a family-owned business centered around renewable energy products.
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Being a small island, the Nissan Leaf is an ideal vehicle since motorists don’t have to travel very far or very fast to get around. Although it isn’t clear how much customers must pay for the Nissan Leaf in Puerto Rico, Victor González, owner of Windmar Renewable Energy said that he plans to make full use of the Leaf by utilizing solar charging stations.

"Solar energy – and electric vehicles using such power or other renewable energy – make a lot of sense. When we couple the LEAF with our solar panels, like the ones we have in our homes and businesses, the cost of energy needed for the LEAF is greatly reduced," González said. "We were very anxious for the arrival of the LEAF. Nissan decided to bring them here and we were delighted to make the purchase. The vehicle has given us excellent results. For Puerto Rico, the LEAF is ideal because of the distances we drive on a daily basis. Everyone's reaction has been incredible. Everyone is very impressed with the car. Since it is 100 percent electric, everyone is very impressed with the vehicle's performance. It is the perfect vehicle for the island of Puerto Rico."

The 2015 Nissan Leaf went on sale in the U.S. last month, and it comes with a handful of changes for the new model year. The biggest is that all models (S, SV and SL) will now come standard with three drive modes: Normal, Eco-Mode and B-Mode. The latter mode is used for more aggressive brake regeneration, and it was previously not offered on the base Leaf S trim level. Other lineup changes include new 17-inch alloy wheels for the Leaf SV, a new MorningSky Blue exterior paint color and the Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant and Voice Destination Entry added to the SV and SL models.

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