The Nissan LEAF made its Canadian entry in Vancouver
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The Nissan LEAF made its entry into the Canadian market today in Vancouver as part of the Nissan LEAF zero emission tour. Representatives of the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and BC Hydro has joined leaders of Nissan Canada to celebrate the event. In October, these organizations have signed a partnership that grace British Columbia became the first Canadian site to launch the Nissan LEAF in 2011.
"We are excited at the idea of seeing the fully electric Nissan LEAF to the Canadian entry on the roads of British Columbia," stated Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources of British Columbia. "The leadership shown by the British Columbia Chapter transport solutions has low carbon like this, working to electricity, clean and renewable energy, will help us achieve our goals of reducing emissions of gases greenhouse by 33% by 2020. "
"Many people have prejudices against the electric vehicles, but the LEAF is proof that electric vehicle can be reliable, well designed, attractive and pleasant to drive," stated Mark Grimm, President of Nissan Canada Inc. . "We are pleased to attend the arrival of the LEAF in the Canadian market with the dimensions of our partners who are engaged as we make a zero emission mobility the best solution to perform a real impact on our environment. "
LEAF sleeps in comfort and elegance five adult passengers and has a range of 160 kilometers on a single charge *. It offers drivers the environment friendly option zero emission having a real impact on the environment while making them enjoy a driving experience without compromise.
"We hope that electric vehicles Nissan LEAF will arrive as soon as possible and help us in Vancouver and has come closer to our goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020," stated Mayor Gregor Robertson. "We are moving quickly about the requirements that relate to electric vehicles and we will be ready when vehicles like the LEAF will run in the streets of Vancouver.
While energy prices rebound, we know there will be an increased demand for the technology of electric vehicles and we are proud to be associated with the arrival of Nissan LEAF. "Councillor George Chow represented the City of Vancouver for this event while Mayor Robertson attends the Summit of Big City Mayors Climate in Copenhagen.
"We look forward to have the Nissan LEAF in British Columbia and we hope to add to our fleet of vehicles in 2011," said Bob Elton, President and CEO of BC Hydro. "We? Uvrons was the establishment of a culture of energy conservation in British Columbia and we are aware that it can not be limited to the conservation of electricity. LEAF provide a transport solution ecological replacement and will be a symbol of matter conservation.
* Depending on the LA4 test cycle EPA
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