City leases electric car

By The Associated Press

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has signed a 24-month lease for a Nissan Leaf, an electric car.

Mayor Carolyn Weathers tells the Delta Democrat Times that the car will stay at City Hall and officials will be able to “check out” the vehicle when they are conducting city business in town.

The lease is $309 a month.

James Ceranti, who owns the local Nissan dealership, says the vehicle can be charged at one of three stations, two at the Nissan dealership or, for faster charging, at the Greenville Fleet Compound Center.

He says it takes about eight hours to fully charge. And, on a full battery, the vehicle can drive 90 miles.

Ceranti says he hopes to lease more vehicles to the city for travel around town.