- BC Family Receives Keys to 2011 Nissan LEAF at Morrey Nissan -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada brings sustainable
mobility to British Columbia with the delivery of the province's first
all-electric Nissan LEAF to a retail customer. Coquitlam's Bill and
Nicole Clendinning along with four-year old daughter Tara, took
delivery of their red Nissan LEAF SL today at Morrey Nissan of Port
Coquitlam. This groundbreaking moment represents the province's first
delivery of a mass market, all-electric car to a retail consumer.
"This is a significant milestone as we deliver the first all-electric
Nissan LEAF to the Clendinning family in British Columbia, the first
province in Canada to commit to working with us to promote the adoption
of electric vehicles almost two years ago," said Allen Childs,
President of Nissan Canada Inc. "Sustainable mobility is within our
grasp and at Nissan we're excited to be leading the way by bringing the
world's first all-electric car to the mass market, which was also
recognized as the 2011 World Car of the Year."
Both Bill and Nicole Clendinning work at BC Hydro and are committed to
reducing their family's environmental impact and switching to the
Nissan LEAF is a big part of that. It fits their lifestyle offering
ample range for trips to Mission and Whistler, where they enjoy going
for weekend getaways.
"In British Columbia transportation is the single largest source of
greenhouse gas emissions and we believe that electric vehicles are an
important part of how our province can reduce our use of fossil fuels,"
said Nicole Clendinning. "What set the Nissan LEAF apart from other
vehicles in the market was the driving experience - it's so fun to
drive! You forget you're in an electric car and get back to the joy of
driving. By choosing this car we feel like we get to have our cake and
eat it too."
Delivery of Model Year 11 Nissan LEAFs will continue in the coming weeks
across Canada. In late October, Nissan Canada will open its online
reservation process for its first allocation of Model Year 12 Nissan
LEAFs. Reservations are eligible to those registered on the Nissan LEAF
microsite (www.nissan.ca/LEAF) and living within the vicinity of the 27 EV-certified dealers across
Canada. By the end of MY12 Nissan anticipates 600 Nissan LEAFs on
"We're thrilled to host the event today representing the arrival of the
Nissan LEAF to British Columbia," said Jason Morrey, President of
Morrey Nissan. "We've had a lot of consumers come into the dealership
asking questions about the Nissan LEAF, really curious about an
all-electric car and how it would fit into their lifestyle. It's very
exciting to be at the forefront of the sustainable mobility movement."
About the Nissan LEAF
One of the industry's most-discussed vehicles for good reason, Nissan
LEAF™ is the world's first mass-marketed all-electric car made for the
real-world driving needs of consumers and was named the 2011 World Car
of the Year.
Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback with ample cargo space and
seating for five adults comfortably. With a range of 160 kilometres
(EPA LA4 cycle) on one full charge, Nissan LEAF provides 90% of
Canadians with the range needed for daily commutes. With a 240 volt
home charging dock full charge is achieved in seven hours, and with a
Level 3 Quick Charger, 80% charge can be achieved in just 26 minutes.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, Nissan LEAF generates 107 horsepower,
207 lb-ft of torque providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive
experience. Because there's no traditional engine, Nissan LEAF is
ultra-quiet and for safety reasons a sound had to be added so
pedestrians could hear the car coming. In April, Nissan LEAF was
awarded a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for
The instrument panel provides the driver with regular updates on range
and driving efficiency, and using a telematics system called CARWINGS,
the driver can communicate with the car via a smart phone with the
ability to turn on the air conditioning or heat remotely, and manage
and monitor charging.
More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.
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 U.S.). 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.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to
Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
Image with caption: "BC's Clendinning family takes delivery of the province's first consumer Nissan LEAF at Morrey Nissan in Port Coquitlam. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111006_C2195_PHOTO_EN_4225.jpg
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