Designing and building a car like the Nissan LEAF is like a dream come true for automotive engineers. Of course, you can’t invent something that’s already been done, but The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering is getting the next-best thing.
Two Nissan LEAFs donated to OSU will be used as shuttles by students in the Center for Aviation Studies. It’ll allow students and staff to travel between the main campus and the university’s airport in a totally clean and quiet way.
The donation was in part prompted by the addition of five new fast charger stations built in Columbus, which can charge the LEAF to about 80% in just 30 minutes. The Center for Aviation Studies and OSU Airport have also helped build two electric vehicle chargers at the airport to support the shuttle service. With a driving range of 107 miles on a fully charged battery, the LEAF is one of our best-selling models at High Point Nissan.
“These LEAF vehicles not only fulfill a transportation need, but they also allow students and faculty to experience firsthand the benefits of going electric, including LEAF’s lower operating costs and fun-to-drive nature,” said Andrew Speaker, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing.