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Nissan fills up tanks at downtown Exxon

Posted: Updated: Sep 26, 2013 11:57 AM CDT
Drivers lined up for free gas at the downtown Exxon station Thursday. Drivers lined up for free gas at the downtown Exxon station Thursday.
Nissan LEAF sales have gone up 300% since its release in March. Nissan LEAF sales have gone up 300% since its release in March.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

To celebrate National Plug In Day and the success of their latest electric car, Nissan is giving away free gas Thursday.

Sales for one of Nissan's latest models, the LEAF, have gone up 300% since its release in March.

The company decided to show the public what driving a LEAF is like by filling up tanks at the Exxon at 1111 Broadway Street in Nashville on Thursday beginning at 12 p.m.

While at the station, drivers will be encouraged to calculate their potential yearly savings from going gas free using an online tool, catered by a Nissan representative and iPad.

"The average consumer saves about $1,800 a year and we want to share with traditional car vehicle drivers that feeling of never having to pay for gas again in conjunction with National Plug In Day happening this weekend," Lisa Farrar, Lisa Farrar, Senior Manager of Electric Vehicle Marketing and Sales Strategy at Nissan, explained.

The auto company is also hosting a day of activities at Centennial Park on Saturday, September 28 to celebrate National Plug In Day.

The effort is to draw global attention to the environmental and economic benefits of plug-in electric vehicles.

Activities will be open to the public at the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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