Nissan’s “Drive Electric” Experience Tours the U.S.

15 Jul

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 kicked off 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

“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 began in October 2010 and provided approximately 50,000 Nissan LEAF test drives within five months to 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 area also 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 Tour stops include:

July 8-10: Long Island, N.Y.
July 15-17: Jersey City, N.J.
July 22-24: Hartford, Conn.
July 29-31: Boston
Aug. 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.
Oct. 7-9: Los Angeles
Oct. 14-16: Houston
Oct. 21-23: Dallas
Oct. 28-30: Phoenix
Nov. 4-6: Las Vegas
Nov. 11-13: San Diego
Nov. 18-27: San Francisco
Dec. 2-4: Portland, Ore.
Dec. 9-11: Seattle
Jan. 6-8, 2012: Austin, Texas
Jan. 13-15, 2012: Atlanta
Jan. 20-22, 2012, Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 27-20, 2012: Miami

Source: Nissan News


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