Midwest D.R.I.V.E.S. Initiative is Rolling

Sign Up Today to Secure Your Fleet’s AFV Demo

For a limited time, public and private sector fleets have the opportunity to demo a CNG, LPG, EV and Hybrid vehicles, or fuel efficiency technologies, free of charge.

Fleets signing up to participate in this unique demonstration program will receive a duty-cycle evaluation report at the end of their demo.

Two demonstration options is the Derives Efficiency technology that will make your engine work for you, improving fuel economy by 10-12% and the Nissan LEAF, extended range, 2016 model.

Midwest DRIVES Initiative is funded by a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program Competitive Grant.

To view a list of available vehicles and learn more about Midwest D.R.I.V.E.S. visit www.MidwestDRIVES.org  or call Rob Walsh at 317.834.3754. 

From Derives: When a vehicle rolls off the assembly line, very little customization has occurred. Fleets take a one-size-fits-all vehicle to up-fitters and begin adding everything from ladder racks and GPS systems to APUs, custom paint jobs and wraps. However, the most important customization has been neglected: the engine.

The new 2016 all-electric Nissan LEAF offers best-in-class 107-mile range, a 27-percent increase. The new 30 kWH battery is just one of several enhancements for the 2016 LEAF. Other upgrades include NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps. The NissanConnect EV system allows remote connection to the vehicle, providing monitoring of battery state-of-charge, start charging event control and turning on the heating and air conditioning system prior to entering the vehicle.  Right now Nissan is offering special discounts for consumers and fleets for both the 2016 and 2015 LEAF.

 The 2016 Nissan LEAF has a starting price of $26,700*** after the federal tax credit of $7,500 for the SV model and $29,290*** for LEAF SL after the federal tax credit. LEAF S models continue to be equipped with a 24 kWh battery with an EPA-estimated range of 84* miles. Starting price for 2016 Nissan LEAF S grade remains $21,510** after the federal tax incentive.

All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that consumers often expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF has no tailpipe, which means there is no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases.

“The new battery is just one of several enhancements for the 2016 LEAF,” said Speaker. “We’re also bringing audio and connectivity upgrades by adding NissanConnect with Mobile Apps with 5.0-inch color display as standard features for LEAF S models, and for SV and SL grades we are offering NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps–featuring a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control and Nissan Voice Recognition as standard features.”

The NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system for 2016 LEAF S includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices.

NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps for SV and SL grades include a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD radio, and SiriusXM Travel Link™ for weather, fuel prices, movie listings, stock info and sports (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

Interested in getting your fleet’s name on the list to reserve your two-week demo today? Email Rob@greaterindiana.com and say “sign me up for the LEAF” and include the fleet name and your phone number.