2012 Nissan Leaf. Click image to enlarge
2012 Nissan Leaf
Mississauga, Ontario – Today, Nissan Canada delivered the first all-electric Nissan Leaf in Canada to PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario. The company received keys to its two white Nissan Leafs at an event at its head office in Vaughan, Ontario.
Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada, Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the Town of Markham, and Monte Kwinter, MPP (York-Centre) were in attendance.
“Electricity is the new fuel for cars and drivers have the freedom to choose a future with no tailpipe emissions or dependence on fossil fuels,” said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada, Inc. “This Nissan Leaf delivery is just the beginning of the sustainable mobility movement in Canada.”
“As leaders in our respective industries who share a common commitment to protecting the environment, it’s fitting that PowerStream and Nissan are joining forces here today to officially introduce this new and exciting vehicle into the Canadian marketplace,” said Frank Scarpitti. “The Nissan Leaf is a testament to the new frontier beginning to unfold in automotive transportation. We commend Nissan for its foresight and look forward to using our new Leafs as a means of testing the impact of electric vehicles on our distribution grid.”
Through model year 2012, Nissan expects to release around 600 Nissan Leafs on the Canadian market. In addition to these MY 12 models, Nissan Canada has secured 100 MY11 Nissan Leafs with 40 allocated to consumers, ahead of the arrival of MY12 cars which will start to arrive later this year.
To be eligible to reserve a Nissan Leaf, consumers must be registered on Nissan.ca/Leaf and live within the vicinity of a Nissan Leaf certified dealer. Those meeting these criteria will receive an email in the coming weeks with all the details on how and when to order a Nissan Leaf. Reservations will be very limited for MY 11 and made on a first-come-first-served basis. A second wave of reservations will be available in the coming months for the 2012.