Video: Watch as Gas Station Attendants Attempt to Fuel South Africa’s First Nissan LEAF

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 8

South Africa’s first Nissan LEAF has arrived.

Fueling This Vehicle is Quite the Challenge Without a Plug

Fueling This Vehicle is Quite the Challenge Without a Plug

Mike Whitfield, managing director at Nissan South Africa, stated:

“After initially announcing that the Nissan LEAF would grace South African roads at the 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show, we are now even more excited to be able to bring full EV mobility to the South African public with a holistic approach.  This award-winning car will set a new tone for personal mobility in the country and we are honoured that Nissan is the first name on the list of EV manufacturers in South Africa.”

Just for shits and giggles, that first LEAF, which is actually South Africa’s first-ever production electric vehicle, was driven to an area gas station for a fill up.

As you’re probably already thinking, fueling the LEAF from a gas pump presented quite the challenge.

Watch as a few unknowing gas station attendants attempt to gas up the nation’s first LEAF.

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8 responses to "Video: Watch as Gas Station Attendants Attempt to Fuel South Africa’s First Nissan LEAF"

  1. David Murray says:

    We don’t have any gas station attendants around here anymore.. I guess I couldn’t pull that trick. But I did have fun when I took my Leaf in for an inspection. I didn’t mention anything to them that it was electric. I just watched as they tried to find the tailpipe.

    1. Anton Wahlman says:

      In Oregon and New Jersey, it is illegal to pump your own gasoline. We could cure a lot of unemployment this way. How about making it illegal to wipe your own a.s?

  2. George B says:

    OK, this is hilarious. Thanks for posting!

  3. HVACman says:

    Shades of Allen Funt!….Smile, you’re on EV Camera:)

  4. Ed says:

    You made my day! Hilarious my friend. Great story.

  5. SRSF says:

    State of CA actually sent me a Smog Test Notice for my Volt. Turns out it had been registered as a 1982 (!) Volt.

    1. qwerty says:

      “State of CA actually sent me a Smog Test Notice for my Volt.”

      It will still need a smog cert every 2 years.

      Anybody correct me if I’m wrong.