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Cost effectiveness of electric cars

Nissan fell just short of selling its goal of 10,000 Leafs in 2011. According to the company, a little more than 9,600 of the electric cars were sold last year.

It’s said that the car pays for itself in gas savings but with the vehicles costing nearly $40,000, is it worth it?

12 News HD chopped the numbers.

Lloyd Dawson has owned his Leaf for three months now and he’s not the only Dawson who adores the purchase.

“I can’t keep it away from my wife,” Dawson said.

The retired plant worker studied the Leaf before deciding to buy one.

“It estimates what you’re driving capabilities are from the way you’re driving and the amount of voltage and current you’re pulling out of the battery,” Dawson said.

But what won him over was the savings in gas.

” My other vehicles got 17 miles to a gallon of gas. At today’s price to go 1,000 miles I was spending over $200. This car does it for $30.

The Leaf is not considered a commuter vehicle, only able to travel 100 miles on a single charge. The Nissan Versa, a cousin to the Leaf, is considered a fuel efficient car getting 25 miles to the gallon in the city.

“The Versa is a good car as conventional gas engines go but the Leaf is so much more environmental friendly. There’s no emissions, no tail pipe,” Larry Quebodeax with Nissan said.


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