Nissan has delivered the first LEAF EV on the island of Puerto Rico. The customer? A family owned business dedicated to renewable energy projects. So dedicated, in fact, they purchased two all-electric Nissan LEAFs.
“We were very anxious for the arrival of the LEAF. Nissan decided to bring them here and we were delighted to make the purchase. The vehicle has given us excellent results,” said Victor González, owner of Windmar Renewable Energy, Inc.
The Nissan LEAF is now available across this island paradise. It has generated much excitement at dealerships, such as the Adriel Auto in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
“For Puerto Rico, the LEAF is ideal because of the distances we drive on a daily basis. Everyone’s reaction has been incredible. Everyone is very impressed with the car. Since it is 100 percent electric, everyone is very impressed with the vehicle’s performance. It is the perfect vehicle for the island of Puerto Rico,” said González.
“Solar energy – and electric vehicles using such power or other renewable energy – make a lot of sense. In an island such as this, one you don’t go too fast or too far. So when we couple the LEAF with our solar panels, like the ones we have in our homes and businesses, the cost of energy needed for the LEAF is greatly reduced,” said González.
Globally, there now are more than 130,000 Nissan LEAFs on the road throughout 35 countries in four continents, and now the island of Puerto Rico.
Recently, the Nissan LEAF also became available to consumers in Mexico, with the first customer hailing from Mexico City. Around the globe, interest in driving a 100 percent electric vehicle is growing every day.
“It is the beginning of the electric vehicle in Puerto Rico. It was a very important event,” said Juan Gonzalez of Windmar Renewable Energy Inc.