The Nissan LEAF is touring America, and first deliveries are expected 1 year from now

The Nissan LEAF was first disclosed to the public on Aug 2 and it is expected to be for sale on the market in late 2010.  This fall and winter Nissan is taking the LEAF on a tour of the U.S. to raise awareness about this vehicle.

“Nissan is the only automaker committed to making all-electric vehicles available to the mass market on a global scale. Through the Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Tour, Nissan will be showcasing the electric vehicle and battery technology as well as the company’s zero-emission mobility objectives.”

The car was already seen in the Los Angeles area to coincide with the LA Auto Show a couple weeks ago.  This coming week, from Nov 24 through Dec 6, it will be available at several San Francisco Bay Area locations.  The first Bay Area appearance is in Walnut Creek on the 24th, then it will be at the SF Auto Show for a few days, and end up at the Santana Row shopping center in San Jose from Dec 3-6.  There are other appearances around the country over the next few months.

The appearances primarily coincide with the cities where DoE is funding electric vehicle infrastructure development projects (see Nissan supports electric vehicle & infrastructure deployment project).    In that project Nissan and eTec are partnering to deploy 5,000 vehicles and up to 12,000 chargers in several cities across the U.S.

The LEAF is an all electric family style hatchback sedan.  They claim it has a 100 mile range and can go up to 90 miles/hr.  (see Technical specifications for the Nissan LEAF)

Southern California (already occurred)
Los Angeles: Nov. 13-17
Orange County: Nov. 18
San Diego: Nov. 19-21

Northern California
Berkeley/Walnut Creek: Nov. 23-24
San Francisco: Nov. 25-29
Santa Rosa: Dec. 1
Sacramento: Dec. 1
San Jose: Dec. 3-6

Pacific Northwest
Seattle: Dec. 8-12
Vancouver, Canada: Dec. 14-15
Portland, Ore.: Dec. 17-23

Southwest
Phoenix/Tucson: Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Las Vegas: Jan. 6

Midwest/East Coast
Detroit: Jan. 11-13
Knoxville/Chattanooga, Tenn.: Jan. 16
Middle Tennessee: Jan. 19-21
Washington, D.C.: Jan. 26-28
Raleigh, N.C.: Jan. 29
Orlando: Feb. 1-2

Texas
Houston: Feb. 5-6

New York
New York City: Feb. 9-14

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About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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