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.
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.
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