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Nissan Canada delivers the first Nissan LEAF electric car 100%, a Canadian customer

- The president of Nissan Canada delivers the keys to a 2011 Nissan LEAF is an Ottawa resident -

Nissan Canada today highlights an event in Ottawa that will pass to history: the delivery of the first Nissan LEAF electric car entirely, a Canadian customer. Ricardo Borba, Ottawa resident and the first Canadian to have a Nissan LEAF order, received the keys to his black Nissan LEAF SL hands Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada. The event took place at Hunt Club Nissan in Ottawa, dealer or pan-Canadian tour also stops "Tune into the LEAF" Nissan in the Federal Capital.

"This is a historic step for this is to put sustainable mobility within our reach. At Nissan, we are pleased to play a role as a leader in large-scale marketing the first fully electric car in the world, which has also received the Award for World Car of the year 2011, "stated Allen Childs , President of Nissan Canada, Inc. "This is a historic day: we gave to Mr. Borba, the first Canadian to have bought a Nissan LEAF, the keys to her new car. Here is the symbol of freedom available to consumers: they can choose a vehicle without exhaust pipe, which does not produce emission and will not require any visit to the station. "

Mr. Borba, age 44, is an electrical engineer and a developer of IBM software. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife and son. His new Nissan LEAF, which will be the main vehicle of the family, has ample autonomy for their daily displacements.

"My family and I had started to consider buying a new car last year, when the oil spill Deepwater Horizon occurred. This disaster prompted us to consider alternatives to petrol vehicles, "explained Mr. Borba. "After considering several options, we concluded that the Nissan LEAF was the car that best met our needs. While being fully electric, it has the appearance and conduct of an ordinary car. It has five seats, a large cargo space and a host of technological features advanced. His conduct is smooth and quiet, and its acceleration force is staggering. In short, it is a pleasure to drive! "

Delivery of 2011 Nissan LEAF will continue in the coming weeks across Canada. In late October, Nissan Canada will initiate the process again online reservation of its quota of 2012 Nissan LEAF. To reserve a vehicle, the consumer must register on the Nissan LEAF microsite ( LEAF) and reside close to one of the 27 certified dealers for electric vehicles in Canada. For model year 2012, Nissan expects to deliver approximately 600 Nissan LEAF in the Canadian market.

The event today coincides with the stop in Ottawa Canada-wide tour "Tune into the LEAF" Nissan, which aims to offer the public a unique driving experience. As part of the tour "Tune into the LEAF," which takes place in 27 certified dealers for electric vehicles in Canada, prospective Nissan LEAF owners and people who are interested in the fully electric mobility have the opportunity to become familiar with the car, its technology and features; Road tests are also offered. To learn more about the tour "Tune into the LEAF" and for the booking of test drives, please visit Web / vehicles / ms / driveelectrictour / en.

"We are delighted that the event highlighting the arrival of the Nissan LEAF to the Canadian market place is with us today," said Jean Malouin, President of Hunt Club Nissan. "We received visits from many people who wanted to know more about the LEAF. A fully electric car really piques their curiosity: they seek to know how such a vehicle would fit into their lifestyle. It's Electrifying to be at the forefront of the movement for sustainable mobility. "

Nissan LEAF

One of the most examined car industry for good reason, Nissan LEAF is the first fully electric vehicle in the world destined to mass market, adapted to the daily needs of consumers and was recently named World Car of the Year 2011 .

Nissan LEAF is a car rear tailgate intermediary offering plenty of cargo space and comfortable seats that can accommodate five adults. On a range of 160 km (depending on the LA4 test cycle EPA) with total charge, Nissan LEAF provides 90% of Canadians autonomy they need to perform their daily displacements. The charging station at home 240 v can fully recharge the battery in seven hours; Moreover, a rapid charger can charge level 3 80% in the battery only 26 minutes.

Powered by a lithium-ion developping 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, the Nissan LEAF is a nervous and pleasant car to drive. As the Nissan LEAF does not possess traditional engine, it is extremely quiet. Thus, for safety reasons, an external sound system has been integrated to warn pedestrians that the car approach. In April, Nissan LEAF has received the award "Security First choice" (Top Safety Pick) of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The dashboard displays regularly updated information on the independence and effectiveness of the conduct; a telematics system called CARWINGS allows the driver to communicate with the car via a smart phone to operate remotely the air conditioner or heater, as well as to manage and monitor the charging of the battery.

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