Surrey resident Linda Webster is now the proud owner of a Nissan LEAF, as the winner of our Plug-In to Win contest.

“I’m so excited because I’ve taken an interest in electric cars for some time but never dreamed I would own one,” said Linda, as she clutched the keys outside of Jonker Nissan, in Langley, last week.

“I’m going to really enjoy seeing how much I can get out of each charge… I’ll let you know!”

With a range of in excess of 120 kilometres on a full charge, Linda figures she will be able to visit friends and family in Vancouver.

British Columbia’s SCRAP-IT Program kindly supplied us with the eco-friendly sedan for the contest, which attracted a record-breaking 34,558 entries, the biggest Black Press contest ever. The five-seater car was displayed at the SCRAP-IT booth at the recent Vancouver International Auto Show, where it attracted thousands of admiring looks.

SCRAP-IT announced its new incentive program in Driveway just before the show. It’s offering a $3,000 rebate for electric car purchasers if they scrap a 2000 or older vehicle. This is in addition to the newly announced provincial government program.

SCRAP-IT Program CEO Dennis Rogoza revealed: “Vehicles model 2000 or older emit up to 60 times more emissions than later models and electric vehicles have even much lower emissions.”

Qualifying electric vehicles are listed on the SCRAP-IT.ca website.

Contact: keith [dot] morgan [at] drivewaybc [dot] ca

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