Introducing CHEK’s Green Leaf Community Cruiser
Ceilidh Millar, Chek News
May 3, 2017
WATCH: Watch for CHEK personalities covering community and news events in our Green Leaf Community Cruiser. Ceilidh Millar reports.
Electric vehicles or EV’s are accelerating into the mainstream across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
“Vancouver Island does have a very healthy uptake [of electric vehicles]” said Matthew Klippenstein, who chronicles the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market for GreenCarReports.
“I believe Salt Spring Island or one of the Gulf Islands has arguably the most EV’s per capita anywhere in Canada.”
Whether you prefer practical, sleek or sporty rides, EV’s are taking drivers on the road to the future.
At Victoria’s Campus Nissan, General Sales Manager Mandu Goebl says an increasing number of Islanders are making the switch.
“The new 2017 Nissan Leaf has a range of 210 km/h between charges,” explained Goebl. “You can get navigation, heated seats, all the things you’ve become used to in a regular gas vehicle.”
In April, the dealership turned over one new Nissan Leaf every day.
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