Buying a used Leaf for 9K and powering it with solar energy from your solar panels to replace a car refilled weekly with 18 gallons of gasoline is the same as planting 382 trees. Below is the math.Burning 1 gallon of gasoline creates 19.6 pounds of CO2, since gasoline is mostly carbon by weight and molecular mass of CO2 is 44 (compared to 12 for carbon). Gasoline is 3.84 liters (87% is carbon), density is 1.7 pounds/liter, so CO2 mass is about 3.84*0.87*1.6*44/12= 19.6 pounds.
If you drive an electric car powered by the sun, you avoid releasing 18345 pounds of CO2 into the air, if you fill up once a week an 18 gallon fuel tank, 18*52weeks*19.6=18345. 18 tons of CO2 or almost 9 metric tonnes of CO2.
Each tree absorbs 48 pounds of CO2 a year, when mature, so 18345/48=382 trees equivalent.Hybrid industries DOUBLES THE RANGE OF THE LEAF for only 6.5K, and a used Leaf in California can be gotten for 8.5k only
►► ►http://hybridindustries.webs.comThe Leaf is the best selling electric car globally, having sold 200,000+ already. Used ones go for 8-9k now even. You will pay 3 times less on fuel, since electricity is 3 times cheaper (it can be 5-7 times cheaper in some countries though). Or pay zero if you don't mind driving to a public free charging station and wait 30 minutes for a quick charge of 80 miles. Nissan replaces your battery for free if your battery has 9 bars instead of the 12 on a new car. 100000 mile warranty goes to your used car when you buy it and you get to use the CAR POOL LANE too when alone, as most Leafs have the sticker on them. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and other places like Nissan, Toyota, BMW, etc have free quick charge stations too. Can do some email, texting and get free charging. if your workplace offers free electric car charging (many companies do), you no longer have any fuel expense and no trip to quick charge stations or home charging, plus no oil change either, far less maintenance. Just google the nearest free public charging stations.
The Android App is PlugShare, 90000 charging stations on this network.
Most people charge in the garage while sleeping between 11 pm to 7 am. http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=13008#p295725
explains how to get 23 miles per hour charging at home on a 240 dryer plug with 30 amp circuit. for example. You can upgrade the cable the leaf comes with as the link explains for faster at home charging.
If your very old gas car or hybrid is worn out and the time is to buy a newer car - there are many used Leafs and the range is about 80-90 miles depending on how much it was driven. If you want longer range, you can pay 22k (after rebates) and get a new 2016 leaf that comes with 110 miles. Only the upper models of 2016 leaf offer the extra range. Only Nissan offers an affordable car with such a big range now. All the other electric cars offer only about 60-90 miles range.
For a detailed explanation of tremendous service to humanity done when you install solar panels or buy your next car electric, see https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Svx8uZ8Hk7A
. You not only save the world, but your money too, since electricity is much cheaper than gasoline. :)