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Canadian Condos Offer Free Nissan LEAFs If Tenants Buy Parking Spaces

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2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

One Toronto real estate company is taking a drastic step in condominium purchasing incentives by offering new residents a free Nissan LEAF if the resident buys a parking space equipped with an EV charging station along with the condo.

The company, Bside at Minto Westside, is partnering with Nissan Canada to offer these vehicles in “an unprecedented move towards sustainability in the Toronto condo market.” Apparently, Bside thinks that condos in Toronto currently lack the infrastructure to deal with electric vehicles.

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Wells Baker, Director of Conservation and Sustainable Design at Minto, said, “The majority of high-rise buildings are faced with the challenge of overcoming a lack of infrastructure and space required for transformers needed to install electrical vehicle chargers. Bside is aiming to set a new benchmark in Toronto. It’s being developed with a dedicated transformer for EV chargers as well as space to add additional chargers as demand grows.”

Of course, if the infrastructure is built up across Toronto for electric vehicles, Nissan (whose LEAF is the number-one-selling EV in Canada) can only stand to gain, especially as the company continues to improve its electric vehicles and EV technology.

As Steven Rhind, Nissan Canada’s director of marketing, said, “The added incentive of offering an all-electric Nissan LEAF to buyers is exceptional.”

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News Source: InsideEVs