Nissan Leaf sales surpass 4,000 in U.S.

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Since its launch in December of 2010, the Nissan Leaf has been sold to over 4,000 people in the United States. In our humble opinion, that's a remarkable achievement considering Nissan's electric hatchback is, as of right now, only available in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon and Washington. Additionally, Nissan says that to date, more than 350,000 potential buyers have "expressed interest" in the Leaf by registering for updates at

As part of Nissan's push to put consumers behind the wheel of the Leaf, the automaker kicked off the second phase of its "Drive Electric Tour" in Long Island, NY on July 8th. Click here to check out the Drive Nissan Leaf website where you'll find a list of tour locations, dates and a place to schedule your time in the driver's seat of a Leaf.

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Nissan North America Inc. is bringing test drives of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to 26 cities across the United States, as part of Nissan's "Drive Electric Tour." The second phase tour kicks off today in Long Island, N.Y., on the heels of the Nissan LEAF achieving the milestone of 4,000 U.S. deliveries.

Nissan is resuming the tour, which began last fall, with a combination of new cities and return stops, due to the growing, nationwide enthusiasm for the Nissan LEAF – the first and only 100-percent electric, zero-emission vehicle available to the mass market. Since its launch in December 2010, Nissan has delivered more than 4,000 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles in the United States. The Nissan LEAF currently is available in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon and Washington, with additional markets launching later this year. To date, more than 350,000 people have expressed interest in the Nissan LEAF by signing up for updates, including information on how to purchase and reserve a vehicle, at

"As the Nissan LEAF gains momentum in its U.S. rollout, more consumers have expressed the desire to get behind the wheel and experience gas-free driving for themselves," said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, NNA. "We're thrilled to bring the 'Drive Electric Tour' to new cities across the country, as well as revisit several key markets where consumer interest continues to grow."

The Drive Electric Tour, a one-of-a-kind consumer driving experience, began in October 2010 and by March 27 had provided approximately 50,000 Nissan LEAF test drives in key markets across the country. The tour provides prospective Nissan LEAF owners the opportunity to learn about the car, its technology and features, and take it for a test drive. Current Nissan LEAF owners also are invited to participate and share their ownership experiences with others interested in electric-vehicle technology.

Interested drivers can learn more about the tour, including specific locations, and register to drive the Nissan LEAF at Tour stops include:

July 8-10: Long Island, N.Y.
July 15-17: Jersey City, N.J.
July 22-24: Hartford, Conn.
July 29-31: Boston
Aug. 5-7: Washington, D.C.
Aug. 12-14: Philadelphia
Aug. 19-21: Detroit
Aug. 26-28: Chicago
Sept. 2-4: Indianapolis
Sept. 9-11: Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 16-18: Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 23-25: Denver
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Santa Monica, Calif.
Oct. 7-9: Los Angeles
Oct. 14-16: Houston
Oct. 21-23: Dallas
Oct. 28-30: Phoenix
Nov. 4-6: Las Vegas
Nov. 11-13: San Diego
Nov. 18-27: San Francisco
Dec. 2-4: Portland, Ore.
Dec. 9-11: Seattle
Jan. 6-8, 2012: Austin, Texas
Jan. 13-15, 2012: Atlanta
Jan. 20-22, 2012, Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 27-20, 2012: Miami

About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America can be found at

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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. For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at

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