When a Leaf turns into a 'brick': Juno winner describes EV catastrophe

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The owner of a Nissan Leaf electric car says his experience has been a cautionary tale for others who might make the leap to electric vehicles.

And though Brian Sanderson has paid 417 Nissan, the dealership that’s been servicing the car, almost $10,000, he said the bills aren’t even the most heartbreaking part of his experience.

“It’s cruel because I don’t want to be part of the ‘let’s slam electric vehicles’ crowd,” said Sanderson a professional musician who, along with his instrumental chamber rock ensemble Esmerine, has won four Juno Awards.

The four-door, all-electric hatchback with a range of about 120 kilometres was introduced in Canada in December 2010.

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