Nissan Canada congratulates the province of British Columbia on electric vehicle incentive program

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - As the leader in bringing zero emission mobility to the mass market, Nissan Canada congratulates the Government of British Columbia for its announcement of incentives for BC residents who purchase an electric vehicle.

As of December 1st, 2011, the all-electric Nissan LEAF™ is eligible for the full $5,000 incentive, and the program also offers a rebate of up to $500 per unit for residential electric charging stations. The Province has also committed $6.5 million in infrastructure funding for electric vehicle charging points and upgrading existing hydrogen fuelling stations so owners of electric and other clean energy vehicles will have more charging and fuelling options.

"We're thrilled by this announcement that makes zero-emission mobility even more attainable for BC residents who have already demonstrated their desire for alternative mobility solutions," said Ian Forsyth, Director or Corporate Planning and Business Strategy, Nissan Canada Inc. "British Columbia was the first province to enter into an agreement with Nissan in Canada to promote electric vehicles as the best way to combat automotive related CO2 emissions. We're so pleased that zero emission cars like the Nissan LEAF™ are accessible to even more people through this program."

Nissan is the first automaker committed to making affordable, all-electric vehicles available to the mass market globally. To date Nissan has sold approximately 100 Nissan LEAFs™ in Canada and over 17,000 worldwide. Currently Nissan LEAF™ is available through an online reservation process to those registered at www.nissan.ca/leaf and living with 65 kilometres of an EV-certified Nissan dealer.

The Nissan LEAF™ is a medium-size hatchback that seats five adults comfortably and has a range of 160 kilometres (based on U.S. EPA LA4 cycle) on one full charge to satisfy real-world consumer requirements. It is available starting at an MSRP of $38,395 (before incentives).

For more information about the Nissan LEAF including high-res images and B-roll visit www.media.nissan.ca.

About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 171 independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media contacts: 
Didier Marsaud 
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Tel: (905) 629-6400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Heather Meehan
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3268
Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca


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