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PHOTO CAPTION: Nissan LEAF goes on sale in five states starting in December 2010.

LEAF Electric Car Buyers Also Get A Basketful of Perks

Benefits of early ownership include Tax credits, rebate checks, personalized home visits, and government giveaways.

Published: 08-Oct-2010

Tax credits, rebate checks, personalized home visits, government giveaways — even customer service calls from top corporate executives.

The first all-electric car from a major auto company, the Nissan Leaf, arrives at dealerships in December, but thousands of Americans are already learning that going electric can come with perks like no other car purchase.

“It just keeps getting better and better,” said Justin McNaughton, among the 20,000 people who have reserved a Leaf. “My wife thinks it’s funny because at the end of the day, we’re just buying a car.”

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