First Nissan LEAF delivered in Puerto Rico

First Nissan LEAF delivered in Puerto Rico

Nissan just began deliveries of LEAF in Puerto Rico.

Unlike the first delivery in Mexico earlier this month, LEAF #1 was not foamed wrapped, nor were keys weren't given out by the Vice Chairman of the company.  But it is a significant accomplishment just the same.

The first customer on the island is actually to a family-owned business dedicated to renewable energy projects. The business purchased two LEAFs, which should be a perfect fit for the small island.

Victor González, owner of Windmar Renewable Energy, Inc. stated:

"We were very anxious for the arrival of the LEAF. Nissan decided to bring them here and we were delighted to make the purchase. The vehicle has given us excellent results,"

"For Puerto Rico, the LEAF is ideal because of the distances we drive on a daily basis. Everyone's reaction has been incredible. Everyone is very impressed with the car. Since it is 100 percent electric, everyone is very impressed with the vehicle's performance. It is the perfect vehicle for the island of Puerto Rico,"

"Solar energy – and electric vehicles using such power or other renewable energy – make a lot of sense. In an island such as this, one you don't go too fast or too far. So when we couple the LEAF with our solar panels, like the ones we have in our homes and businesses, the cost of energy needed for the LEAF is greatly reduced,"

"It is the beginning of the electric vehicle in Puerto Rico. It was a very important event."

At the same time, Nissan announced that globally it already delivered more than 130,000 LEAFs.