Solveig Marie Ødegård of Norway recently made history when she decided she had to learn to drive. The young mother attended a local driving school, took driving lessons, and passed her driving test, all in a Nissan LEAF. As a result, Solveig Marie has never in her life driven a vehicles powered by a diesel or gas engine. This makes her the first person on record to have all of her driving experience in an electric vehicle.
“There will come a time – five, ten, 15 years down the track – when every new driver will have driven only an electric vehicle,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer.
“First I looked at this (learning to drive) as a duty, since someone in this family needed to be able to drive. However from the first moment I got into the car I discovered that it was incredible fun. So much fun that I almost felt ashamed for enjoying myself,” said Solveig Marie.
Now that she is as licensed driver, any guesses to what kind of car Solveig Marie bought? Of course she went to her Nissan dealer and got a brand new LEAF of her very own.