– Nissan ‘Drive Electric Tour’ gives Atlanta residents opportunity to test-drive Nissan LEAF this Weekend-

Nissan, the maker of the world’s first all-electric car for the mass market – the Nissan LEAF – is donating two electric vehicle fast chargers to the city of Atlanta. The chargers will be installed in two of the city’s community improvement districts: Downtown and Midtown.

“This day marks yet another milestone for electric vehicle readiness, and our great relationship with Nissan. We are thrilled at Nissan’s support and leadership and look forward to significant growth for EV technology in 2012,” said Denise Quarles, the City of Atlanta’s director of sustainability.

Nissan developed these revolutionary fast chargers, which first debuted in Japan in November 2011. Nissan has begun taking orders for these DC quick charge units, which soon will be available in the United States. The quick charging unit is smaller, easier to use and is much less expensive than similar fast chargers available on the market today. The 480-volt fast charger can charge a Nissan LEAF from a fully depleted state to 80 percent battery capacity in less than 30 minutes.

“Atlanta has been leading the way in preparing for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan Americas. “We appreciate the city’s efforts and know these chargers will be put to good use charging the Nissan LEAF and helping to reduce CO2 emissions.”

The Nissan LEAF is touring the country, stopping in various cities showing consumers the benefits of owning a Nissan LEAF and letting them test drive the all-electric vehicle. The Drive Electric Tour’s next stop is this weekend in Atlanta.

The state of Georgia currently has a $5,000 tax credit on the purchase of a Nissan LEAF. About 10,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold in the United States and over 21,000 worldwide since the car went on sale in December 2010.

About Nissan Americas

In the Americas, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands.

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Steve Parrett
Corporate Communications
Nissan North America

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