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Nissan is running around the country to promote its all-electric Leaf. The Drive Electric tour has already had two stops in California – the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica and the Orange County Auto Show in Anaheim – and a third one is planned for this coming weekend. SoCal residents, this is your opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 2011 Nissan Leaf and see what it's like to drive a full-size electric vehicle.

The San Diego stop of the Drive Electric tour is located at the NTC Promenade. The event kicks off today and will be open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The EVs will be in San Diego through Sunday, October 17th.

Interested in attending this weekend's EV fun? Head over to DriveNissanLeaf.com and register. If you don't live in Southern California but want to the chance to drive a Leaf, take a look at the schedule to see if the Drive Electric tour is coming to a town near you.

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All-electric Nissan LEAF brings
23-city consumer test-drive tour to San Diego

WHAT: The "Drive Electric Tour...sponsored by the 100-percent electric Nissan
LEAF" gives consumers a first-ever chance to experience all-electric
driving. In addition to the first public test-drives, the tour also provides information about the car, its technology and its features.

The public will have the opportunity to drive the LEAF in San Diego starting on October 15 at the NTC Promenade.

WHEN: Friday, October 15: 9am-6pm
Saturday, October 16: 8am-6pm
Sunday, October 17: 8am-5pm

WHERE: Promenade in Liberty Station, Point Loma
Across from 2640 Historic Decatur Road
*The Drive Electric Tour will be located at the Ingram Plaza and adjacent Parking Lots

· Consumer reaction to first-ever test-drive of an all-electric vehicle
· Displays and interactive kiosks about alternative technology
· Nissan spokesperson on opportunity and advantage of all-electric vehicles

MORE: Interested drivers can learn more about the tour, and register to drive the Nissan LEAF at www.drivenissanleaf.com.

Sales of the Nissan LEAF begin in December in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee. In January 2011, sales begin in Texas and Hawaii. The Nissan LEAF will be available nationwide by the end of 2011.

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