Nissan LEAF 2012: Delivery of the first car in Canada
Nissan Canada made history with delivery of the first fully electric Nissan LEAF in Canada, marking the arrival of sustainable mobility to the Canadian mass march. PowerStream, the second largest municipal electricity distribution company in Ontario, received the keys to its two white Nissan LEAF model year 2011 during an event organized at its head office located in Vaughan, Ontario. Among the persons present were Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada, Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream Chairman of the Board and Mayor of the Town of Markham and Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre.
"The electricity is the new automotive fuel giving drivers the freedom to choose a future without emission of exhaust and without dependence on fossil fuels," stated Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "This delivery vehicles Nissan LEAF is only the beginning of sustainable mobility movement in Canada. "
"As leaders in their respective sectors share a common commitment to protecting the environment, it is quite appropriate that PowerStream and Nissan are joining forces here today to officially launch the new vehicle remarkable in the Canadian market, "emphasized Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream Chairman of the Board and Mayor of the Town of Markham.
"The Nissan LEAF represents the new frontier which began to be reached in the field of automobile transport. We congratulate Nissan for its foresight and we look forward to using our new LEAF to assess the impact of electric vehicles on our distribution network. "
Nissan plans to about 600 Nissan LEAF model year 2012 on the Canadian market. In addition to these models in 2012, Nissan Canada ensures the delivery of 100 Nissan LEAF model year 2011, including 40 for consumers, before the arrival of the 2012 models later this year.
To reserve a Nissan LEAF, consumers must register www.nissan.ca / leaf and reside close to a Nissan LEAF certified dealer. Those who meet the criteria will receive an email in the coming weeks containing details on when and how to order a Nissan LEAF.
The number of reservations will be extremely limited for the model 2011 and orders will be taken on a first come, first served. A second step of reservation will be launched in the coming months for the 2012 Nissan LEAF. As production capacity will increase as the number of vehicles available, reservations will be available to the general public.
The first steps to accommodate the Nissan LEAF are those in which Nissan has established partnerships with local and provincial governments as well as utilities to encourage the elaboration of policies promoting the use of electric vehicles and Development charging infrastructure for electric vehicles to ensure that the Nissan LEAF owners the best possible experience. To date, Nissan has established partnerships in Canada with the following entities:
The Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and BC Hydro
The Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal, the City of Quebec and Hydro-Quebec
City of Toronto
The Government of Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro
One of the most examined car industry for good reason, Nissan LEAFMC is the first fully electric vehicle in the world 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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