In a press briefing in New York on Monday, Brendan Jones, Nissan's director of electric vehicle marketing and sales strategy, offered these 10 nuggets of wisdom - some completely obvious, some rather interesting, about drivers of the all-electric Nissan Leaf.
"But we expect San Francisco to again take the lead and surpass Los Angeles substantially," said Jones
, who acknowledged that much of the sales in highly traffic-congested LA are driven by the loss of "yellow sticker" HOV lane solo privileges for hybrid cars in the state.
Now mostly electric cars, natural gas and - an incredible rarity - fuel-cell vehicles are eligible.
That's created a rush on Leafs.
3: People, even those who drive EVs, think they drive more than they actually do.
said that his
wife, Cheryl, believed that she
drove 70 miles daily, but the actual figure was less than 30.
said deliveries will start "later this year.
said that Nissan
hasn't fielded many complaints about the Leaf's
cold weather performance, but that's probably because most of the cars have been delivered in sunny California.
East coast testers, including me, have noted significant drops in range, maybe 70 miles instead of 100, in very cold temperatures.