Indiana University Fleets Services Takes Delivery of Five Nissan LEAFs

As a result of the Midwest D.R.I.V.E.S. Demo Grant Program…

IU Bloomington Fleet Services has acquired its first all-electric vehicles — four 2017 Nissan Leafs — and you’re likely to see the white and red cars as IU employees drive them around campus.

“These cars will help cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, tailpipe pollution on campus, and fuel and maintenance costs,” said Kevin Whited, transportation demand management coordinator with Fleet Services. “Another nice aspect of the Leaf is there are no more trips to the gas station. They can be charged at night while they are sitting in the garage.”

IU Campus Bus is using one of the Leafs to transport drivers to and from campus as their shifts start and end. The Office of Parking Operations is using two vehicles for parking enforcement officers and parking facility maintenance staff. The other is held by Fleet Services; IU departments may arrange for test usage to help determine whether an all-electric car would be a good replacement for a current fleet vehicle.

The Nissan Leaf can be driven 107 miles on a single battery charge, making it ideal for day-to-day use around campus and town but less useful for out-of-town trips. Fleet Services leased the Leafs at a discounted price — about the cost of a standard compact car — thanks to a rebate from Duke Energy and Nissan.

IU worked with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition to make the arrangements. The coalition helped arrange for a temporary loan of a Nissan Leaf to Fleet Services, letting officials determine whether the electric cars would work for campus transportation tasks



Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition and Nissan EXTEND $10,000 Discount Offer to IPL and Duke Energy Customers and Employees on All-Electric Nissan LEAF

Did you hear? Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition and Nissan have extended a generous discount on the all-Electric Nissan Leaf. This offer, which was set to end in March, has been extended until June 30, 2017. Nissan is offering Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) and Duke Energy employees and qualifying customers a special price on its 2016 and 2017 Nissan LEAFs.

This extended special incentive of $10,000 off MSRP to all eligible IPL and Duke Energy employees and customers who purchase a LEAF from a Nissan dealer may not be the end of the discounts for the consumer. After the sale, customers can apply for a Federal Tax Credit of up to $7,500.  This results in a possible $17,500 savings!

The Nissan LEAF is 100% electric, which means no gas. Ever! Since the LEAF uses absolutely no gas, it runs with no tailpipe, no fumes and zero emissions. The LEAF features an available 107-mile range, with seamless acceleration. LEAFs drive almost three times further than the average driver’s daily needs, making it an ideal EV choice for everyday commutes.

To take advantage of this incredible deal, visit your local Nissan dealer before June 30, 2017. To locate a Nissan Dealership nearest to you, visit