NEARBY CHARGING LOCATIONS
A local grocery/department store, Fred Meyer Kroger has joined in with a few charging stations in the parking lot as well:
The Nissan Leaf 100% electric, zero emissions vehicle, that gets 100 miles per charge, has partnered up with
SunPower® – The World's Standard for Solar™Nissan’s director of product planning, said the cost per mile is 4 cents if you figure gas is four bucks a gallon, electricity is 14 cents a kilowatt hour and you drive 15,000 miles a year. Compare that to the 13 cents a mile you’ll pay in a car that gets 30 mpg. Perry says the car will cost about 90 cents to charge if you plug it in off-peak.
Volt is unique among electric vehicles because you have two sources of energy. You have an electric source–a battery–that allows you to drive gas–free for an EPA–estimated 35 miles. And there's also an onboard gas generator that produces electricity so you can go up to a total of 375 additional miles on a full tank of gas.