Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan has committed the availability of 500 Leaf electric cars for sale to partners of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), with initial deliveries beginning in the second half of 2011.

“In order to assist with the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, partnerships like this are crucial to demonstrate the commitment of both manufacturers and consumers to zero-emission mobility,” said Allen Childs, president of Nissan Canada. “Fleets are an important part of the launch strategy of the Nissan Leaf globally and in addition to sales opportunities, fleets provide an understanding of how best to support electric mobility in that region.”

TAF’s FleetWise EV300 initiative is supporting a transition to electric vehicles with tools that allow fleet managers to calculate cost savings and select vehicles, as well as through driver training sessions to help optimize the performance of the plug-in vehicles. The City of Toronto is a key fleet partner in the program.

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