Category Archives: Nissan, the Nissan auto company’s US presence, which manufactures the LEAF electric car

A Beginner’s Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging

This post will describe how electric vehicles “refuel”, outline the choices for EV recharging, list which EVs can use each, and show how you can find recharging opportunities while out and about. Continue reading

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Behind the purchase decision

So far, the blog has been a mix of posts about the vehicles we have and the vehicles that interest us.  I hope that you’re finding value in the stories about what life is like with an electric vehicle. What … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, the Electric Way

Chris and I make a habit of visiting Leavenworth every Memorial Day weekend.  Delicious schnitzel, yummy cookies, and a 2.5 hour beautiful ride through Pacific Northwest scenery.  For the last few years, we’ve made that trip by motorcycle, enjoying the crisp … Continue reading

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A Seattle High School raffles an $85K Tesla S–winners think it’s gorgeous

Garfield High School in Seattle held a raffle on March 1st as a way to compensate for budget cuts.  The grand prize?  A Tesla Model S, priced at about $85,000. The winners, one of whom herself helped with fundraising for … Continue reading

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Some suggestions for Nissan about the LEAF

On the Seattle Nissan LEAF Owner’s Facebook page,, someone invited to a Nissan focus group about the LEAF is soliciting feedback to bring with him, so I wrote up the following with input from Chris. — (Disclosure:  We’ve only … Continue reading

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Choosing our Second Car

We’ve been a one car, two motorcycle household for years.  Winters in the Seattle area are fairly mild, and you can ride a motorcycle year round with just a little preparation except for a week here and there when the … Continue reading

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2012-10-17 (W) JOY!!

Put our money where our mouth was and pulled the trigger on a lease of a 2012 Nissan LEAF!  Big smiles all around.  Guess who gets to use it most of the time…

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