Nissan has donated two LEAF electric cars to The Ohio State University
for use by students in its Center for Aviation Studies. These
all-electric vehicles will be available for transportation from the main
campus to the university’s airport.
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“The generous donation by Nissan for these incredibly efficient vehicles
allows us to provide a practical alternative mode of transportation
between campus and our airport,” said Center for Aviation Studies
director Seth Young. “More than 100 students each semester make the
16-mile round trip multiple times weekly as they transit from their
classes on campus to their flight courses, research activities and jobs
at the airport. The LEAFs will be a tremendous benefit to our students
This vehicle donation comes on the heels of the addition of five fast
chargers in and around Columbus as a part of its EV Advantage Program,
which aims to enhance the charging infrastructure landscape with more
public fast chargers in easily accessible locations throughout the U.S.
These quick chargers can charge the Nissan LEAF up to 80 percent in
about 30 minutes. The Center for Aviation Studies and The Ohio State
University Airport have also contributed to the installation of two
electric vehicle chargers at the airport to support the campus-airport
“With the addition of these Nissan LEAF electric vehicles and fast
chargers, Ohio State and the Columbus area have quickly become
EV-friendly communities,” said Andrew Speaker, director, Nissan Electric
Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “These LEAF vehicles not only fulfill a
transportation need, but they also allow students and faculty to
experience firsthand the benefits of going electric, including LEAF’s
lower operating costs and fun-to-drive nature.”
Nissan is the global leader in EVs with more than 188,000 LEAF sales
globally and more than 84,000 in the U.S. The new 2016 Nissan LEAF
boasts an EPA-rated* driving range of 107 miles on a fully charged
battery and a starting price of less than $30,000**.
Nissan LEAF, powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery and an 80kW
motor, provides a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience, as well as
lower maintenance costs and less scheduled maintenance. The all-electric
Nissan LEAF is offered in three trim levels, and shoppers can choose
from a variety of available premium features such as leather seats,
17-inch alloy wheels and 7-speaker BOSE® energy efficient audio system.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling,
engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the
environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized
annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR®
Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North
America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be
found online at www.NissanUSA.com
or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan
Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan
sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen
(USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun
brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by
sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is
the best-selling EV in history.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to
sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Ohio State’s Center for Aviation Studies
Aviation education at Ohio State dates back to 1917, when the university
opened its School of Aeronautics to provide training for military
aviation operations. The university’s aviation programs are managed
today out of its Center for Aviation Studies, established in 2011 and
awarded the nation’s most outstanding collegiate aviation program in
2015 by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.
*2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate Nissan LEAF 2016 S Trim 126 city, 101
highway. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of
gasoline energy, EPA rated the LEAF® equivalent to 126 MPGe measured as
gasoline fuel efficiency in city driving, and 101 MPGe in highway
driving. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for
comparison only. 2016 EPA range of 84 miles. 2016 EPA Fuel Economy
Estimate Nissan LEAF 2016 SV & SL Trim: 2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate
124 city, 101 highway. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one
gallon of gasoline energy, EPA rated the LEAF® equivalent to 124 MPGe
measured as gasoline fuel efficiency in city driving, and 101 MPGe in
highway driving. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use
for comparison only. 2016 EPA range of 107 miles.
**2016 Nissan LEAF as low as $21,510 net value after maximum federal
tax credit of $7,500 for S grade. MSRP $29,010 for S grade. Dealer sets
actual price. Prices and spec are subject to change without notice.
Excludes tax, title, license and destination charges. The incentive
referenced is for informational purposes only. This information does not
constitute tax or legal advice. All persons considering use of available
incentives should consult with their own tax or legal professional to
determine eligibility, specific amount of incentives available, if any,
and further details. Destination and handling $850.
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