Thursday, July 12, 2012

Car Auto Online | All-electric Nissan LEAF in Canada, available in Canadian car markets now | Nissan Canada today made history when it delivered the first all-electric Nissan LEAF in Canada, signaling the arrival of sustainable mobility to the Canadian mass market.

PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, received keys to its two white Nissan LEAFs MY11 at an event at its head office in Vaughan, Ontario.

Electricity is the new fuel for cars and drivers have the freedom to choose a future with no tailpipe emissions or dependence on fossil fuels,” said Allen Childs, president of Nissan Canada, in a statement.” This Nissan LEAF delivery is just the beginning of the sustainable mobility movement in Canada.”

Through Model Year 12, Nissan expects to release around 600 Nissan Leaf on the Canadian market. In addition to these MY12 models, Nissan Canada has secured 100 MY11 Nissan LEAFs with 40 allocated to consumers, ahead of the arrival of MY12 cars that will start to arrive later this year.

To be eligible to reserve a Nissan LEAF, consumers must be registered on and live within the vicinity of a Nissan LEAF certified dealer. Those meeting these criteria will receive an email in the coming weeks with all the details on how and when to order a Nissan LEAF.

Reservations for MY11 will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. A second wave of reservations will be available in the coming months for the 2012 Nissan LEAF and as production ramps up and more cars become available, reservations will open to the broader public.

The first Canadian markets to receive the Nissan LEAF are those in which Nissan has formed partnerships with local or provincial governments along with utilities to foster the development of electric vehicle-friendly policies and an EV-charging infrastructure. - Car Sales

All-electric Nissan LEAF in Canada, available in Canadian car markets now

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