mkjayakumar wrote:How about showing how much money you saved by not buying Gas ? You punch in what you believe is the gas price and the cost of electricity in your area, and the Leaf keeps a running count of your savings for each mile you drive..
+1 Now this would appeal to a lot of other buyers. Just show them what they are Actually saving by driving an EV and you'll sell more. I had no intent of buying my 2013 Leaf. My local dealer came to my work for Earth-Day and I took it for a test drive. I was just curious to see how it handled. I was impressed at its ability and features. Then when I was asked what I spend in gas each week, I said about $75 and he just made a comment that I could probably get into the Leaf for that or less per-month on a lease. Since I only drive 11 miles to work each-way, my 2006 Ram Hemi pickup is not good on gas. It’s much better on the highway as the engine can drop 4 cylinders but since all of my weekly commute is back-roads, I decided to look into a lease. I got a great deal from my dealer, as they also want me to spread-the-word here at work, as I’m the 1st Leaf / EV owner here of over 500 employee’s. So adding the $7500 government tax break, I couldn’t pass on the deal!
So I look at it as I'm driving the Leaf for free and I love saving trips to the gas station. I’m not ‘tree-hugger’, as you can tell by my gas-guzzling truck, which I still have of course
I've taken a few of my co-workers for rides, as they are also curious about it. Now a couple of them are considering looking into the Leaf more!