Saturday, 9 July, 2011 0:01 AM
Takes 'Drive Electric' Experience to 26 U.S. Cities as Nissan LEAF
Sales Surpass 4,000-Unit Milestone
BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com
drives of the all-electric Nissan LEAF will be coming to
Detroit from Aug. 19 - 21, 2011.
-- Nissan North America Inc. is bringing test drives of
the all-electric Nissan LEAF to 26 cities across the United States,
as part of Nissan's "Drive Electric Tour." The second
phase tour kicks off today in Long Island, N.Y., on the heels of
the Nissan LEAF achieving the milestone of 4,000 U.S. deliveries.
Nissan is resuming the tour, which began last fall, with a combination
of new cities and return stops, due to the growing, nationwide enthusiasm
for the Nissan LEAF – the first and only 100-percent electric,
zero-emission vehicle available to the mass market. Since its launch
in December 2010, Nissan has delivered more than 4,000 Nissan LEAF
electric vehicles in the United States. The Nissan LEAF currently
is available in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon
and Washington, with additional markets launching later this year.
To date, more than 350,000 people have expressed interest in the
Nissan LEAF by signing up for updates, including information on
how to purchase and reserve a vehicle, at www.NissanUSA.com.
"As the Nissan LEAF
gains momentum in its U.S. rollout, more consumers have expressed
the desire to get behind the wheel and experience gas-free driving
for themselves," said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing,
NNA. "We're thrilled to bring the 'Drive Electric Tour' to
new cities across the country, as well as revisit several key markets
where consumer interest continues to grow."
The Drive Electric Tour,
a one-of-a-kind consumer driving experience, began in October 2010
and by March 27 had provided approximately 50,000 Nissan LEAF test
drives in key markets across the country. The tour provides prospective
Nissan LEAF owners the opportunity to learn about the car, its technology
and features, and take it for a test drive. Current Nissan LEAF
owners also are invited to participate and share their ownership
experiences with others interested in electric-vehicle technology.
Interested drivers can
learn more about the tour, including specific locations, and register
to drive the Nissan LEAF at www.drivenissanleaf.com.
8-10: Long Island, N.Y.
July 15-17: Jersey City, N.J.
July 22-24: Hartford, Conn.
5-7: Washington, D.C.
Aug. 12-14: Philadelphia
Aug. 19-21: Detroit
Aug. 26-28: Chicago
Sept. 2-4: Indianapolis
Sept. 9-11: Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 16-18: Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 23-25: Denver
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Santa Monica, Calif.
7-9: Los Angeles
4-6: Las Vegas
11-13: San Diego
18-27: San Francisco
2-4: Portland, Ore.
6-8, 2012: Austin, Texas
13-15, 2012: Atlanta
20-22, 2012, Orlando, Fla.
27-20, 2012: Miami
In the Americas, Nissan's
operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and
corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing.
Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan
Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner
of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010
and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America can be found
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,
Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the
Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees
globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles
in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative
products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient
and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands.
A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the
introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market,
pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades
including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award. For
more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable
Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
Source: Nissan North
BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com
look inside the all-new Nissan LEAF from the driver's seat.