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The first “all-electric” Nissan Leaf automobile has been registered in the 98597 zip code.
This is not a hybrid, rather is marketed as “Zero-Emissions” & zero tail-pipe.
The Leaf gets about 100 miles to the charge, uses no gasoline or oil and is 100% electric.
The vehicle is slated to use about $561 a year in electricity, on average.
Read more on the Nissan Leaf.
The City of Roy’s City Council have discussed electric-charging stations as has several other cities in the area.
There are several in Olympia, as an example. Yelm has not even had this on their City Council’s agenda.
Read more from the Tacoma News Tribune.
Read more from Roy, Washington’s Ordinance 852 on electric-vehicle charging stations:
“Level 1 and 2 electrical vehicle charging stations are allowed in all residential zones…”
West Coast Green Highway
“Washington is implementing the nations first Electric Highway, a basic network of public access electric vehicle (EV) recharging locations along Interstate 5. Once implemented, Washington will have the first border to border highway to offer fast charge technology.
The electric highway will support mass-produced plug-in electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, and Chevrolet Volt now rolling off the assembly lines,” quoting West Coast Green Highway.