09-29-21

2022 Nissan LEAF, One of the Best Value in Electric Vehicles

The Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market EV ever to be put into production. Since its introduction in 2010, Nissan has gone on to sell over half a million LEAF vehicles, globally. It’s estimated that LEAF drivers have driven well over five billion environmentally friendly miles all over the planet.

The Nissan LEAF has always been a premier EV vehicle that scores highly in the ‘value’ department, but because of the cost of a brand-new Nissan LEAF, many customers have had to settle for a preowned vehicle. Nissan has announced that it intends to increase the accessibility of the latest model of the LEAF by lowering its MSRP. In addition, qualified LEAF buyers may be able to claim a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for purchasing a new, environmentally friendly vehicle. The federal tax credit though is only eligible for the base model of the LEAF, the ‘S’ trim.

For Sheer Value in Electric Vehicles, it is Hard to Beat the 2022 Nissan LEAF

The latest release of the LEAF has a 40 KWh battery and a 110-kW motor that delivers 137 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. It is available in both ‘S’ and ‘SV’ trims and has a range of just under 150 miles. The LEAF PLUS has an increased capacity 63 KWh battery and a 160-kW motor that delivers 214 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The larger battery increases the range of the LEAF to 226 miles and is available in three trims: ‘S PLUS’, ‘SV PLUS’ and ‘SL PLUS’.

The LEAF is a multi-award-winning vehicle. In April 2021, Autotrader included the Nissan LEAF within its list of the ‘ten best EVs for 2021’. All cars selected for consideration had to meet the following criteria: being priced under $75,000; having a plug or the capability to run solely on electricity for at least fifteen miles, and to have been available to the public to buy before November 2021.

Describing the LEAF, Autotrader said "Now in its second generation, it's still a strong contender on the more affordable side of EVs. The styling is sleek, the interior is roomy, and the base price is within reach of a wide range of shoppers."

The Kelley Blue Book Has Also Handed the Nissan LEAF an Admired Accolade

The Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a trusted source of information for people looking to purchase any kind of automobile and has been since 1926. The KBB annually gives out ‘5-Year Cost to Own’ awards, and in 2021 the Nissan LEAF has been in receipt of an award. The award is giving to vehicles that the KBB ascertains give the most value to owners over a five-year period. It is the fourth year running that the Nissan LEAF has won the award for the EV category.

"Choosing a car with low ownership costs can help shoppers save a significant amount of money over time – often several hundred and sometimes even thousands of dollars – so it’s worthwhile to research the cost to own details of any new car you’re considering,” said Eric Ibara, director of KBB.

If you want value from your EV vehicle, then you should certainly look no further than a Nissan LEAF, and you should look no further than the Charlie Clark Nissan showroom in Brownsville. We without fail have an outstanding selection of Nissan LEAF vehicles available for purchase, both new and pre-owned.

Check out our up-to-the-minute inventory online and see if there is a vehicle available that interests you, then contact us for more information. You can contact us at (956) 303-1726 or through our online contact form.

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04-20-21

What it’s like Living with an EV vehicle. | Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville Blog

When it comes to making the switch from a traditional combustible engine vehicle to an all-electric vehicle (EV), there are lots of questions for how it changes life on a daily basis. Of course there is no better source for understanding these changes than current EV drivers themselves.

The issue with looking to manufacturers for information on life with an electric vehicle is that they are trying to sell you on the changes so you’ll make the switch. While professional reviewers can be helpful on the journey, they also tend to only drive a specific EV for a limited amount of time.

The only real-life information on what life is like for drivers of an EV is straight from those who have already made this switch. So what kind of changes does this transition require? Many of the pain points and the advantages are probably not what you think they would be.

LONDON, UK (Sept. 11, 2017) – Scottish husband and wife team Chris and Julie Ramsey, aka Plug In Adventures, crossed the Mongol Rally finish line in Ulan-Ude on Saturday to become the first entrants to complete the epic trans-continental challenge in an all-electric vehicle – a modified 2016 Nissan LEAF dubbed the AT-EV (All-Terrain Electric Vehicle).

Electric Vehicle Drivers Desire to be a Part of the Climate Change Solution

Choosing an electric vehicle as your daily driver makes a lot of sense these days. From the initial benefits like tax credits and not having to gas up on your daily commute, there are several obvious perks. Some potential EV drivers may have questions about how far they can drive on a single charge in the current EV offerings.

Knowing that your daily driver has zero affect on the environment when it comes to vehicle emissions is also a big motivator for drivers to make the switch. In fact, this reason alone stands out as the top motivating factor for drivers choosing an EV.

Drivers also regularly note the low cost of ownership, but this is only after making the transition to an EV. Several families choose an EV for their primary vehicle as a larger effort to reduce their carbon footprint as a whole.

Driving an EV is a Different and Often More Fun Experience

Once drivers make the shift, some unexpected benefits include the driving experience itself. For example, EV owners mention how the acceleration is much greater in their electric vehicle compared to similarly priced and sized vehicles with a gasoline powered engine.

The reason for the increased acceleration is due to an immediate delivery of power from the battery to the engine that is then transferred to the rest of the power train. In a traditional vehicle with a combustion engine, the process of converting fuel into energy is a more complicated and slower process. The “instant-on” torque curve of an EV is very noticeable.

This effect in EV vehicles is not reserved for the more expensive models. Even the most affordable and basic electric vehicles possess this characteristic and take advantage of quicker acceleration—making all of them at least a little more fun to drive in most cases.

Today’s EV’s are almost like RC cars for grown-ups! Think about when you used to play with remote control cars or maybe you still do—especially if you have kids. Remember how the toy would take off immediately when you pressed the accelerator? Well that accelerator is now a pedal on the floor (in most cases) and instead of watching it go, you’re sitting in it!

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A Simpler Powertrain Means Fewer Parts to Maintain

EV drivers really appreciate how they not only get to skip out on regular fills ups at the pump, but how there is also no longer a need for oil changes or other similar maintenance needs that accompany a traditional gas-powered vehicle. In fact, a lot of drivers even use the term “maintenance-free” to describe their EV experience.

While the need for maintenance is different for an electric vehicle, there’s no such thing as an entirely maintenance-free vehicle, but apparently it kind of feels that way for EV drivers. As the number of publicly accessible charging stations continues to skyrocket across the country, the convenience factor of EV’s will continue to climb as well.

Charlie Clark Nissan of Brownsville provides drivers from across the Rio Grande Valley the chance to learn more about EV’s like the very affordable Nissan LEAF. Come by Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville, browse our inventory online, or call today!

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01-15-20

Nissan announces upgrades and improvements for 2020 LEAF

Nissan is leading the global automotive industry on several fronts. One area where the automaker is out in front of the competition is in the development of its electrified vehicles.
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09-23-19

Long list of current specials at Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville

Have you been eyeing up that new Nissan model, but too nervous to pull the trigger? Now is your chance with the current specials at Charlie Clark Nissan! What incentives are currently being offered at Charlie Clark Nissan? Keep reading below to learn more!
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09-05-19

Assisting the Driver

Nissan has always been a leader in the industry when it comes to automobile safety and technology features. ProPILOT Assist is another way that Nissan is trying to keep its customers safe on the road.
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08-13-18

Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville

Winning the most brand wins for the second year in a row, Nissan earns top awards in vehicle satisfaction from AutoPacific.  Five different 2018 Nissan models won the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards for their respective segments.
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