Dallas, Texas residents Todd and Lisa Bolt (pictured below) purchased their Nissan LEAF at AutoNation Nissan of Lewsiville, Texas. Little did they or the dealership know that this would be the 50,000th Nissan LEAF to be sold in the United States.

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It turns out, in their circle of friends, the Bolts are late-comers to the electric vehicle game. Todd is a pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake and the couple both work there. There are more than 20 employees and members at the church who drive Nissan LEAF cars, referring to themselves as the Blessed LEAFs Club. Todd and Lisa are the latest inductees into that club.

The Bolts and the other members of the Blessed LEAFs Club join the thousands in Texas who have purchased a Nissan LEAF since it was introduced two years ago. In the past year, the Dallast-Fort Worth metroplex has seen about fifty percent higher sales for the LEAF and Nissan expects sales to grow throughout the state of Texas thanks to a new $2,500 tax rebate about to go into effect in the state.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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