Less than a week after its global debut, the next-generation Nissan LEAF begins making public appearances at National Drive Electric Week events across the U.S. Consumers in eight cities will get an up-close look at the second-generation LEAF. Nissan LEAF is the official sponsor of National Drive Electric Week for the third straight year.
“The timing couldn’t be better. Bringing LEAF to some of the most enthusiastic EV advocates just days after its global debut is the perfect way to kick things off for this technology-packed car,” said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV Marketing and Sales Strategy. “We can’t wait to show off the all-new LEAF to electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts during National Drive Electric Week.”
The next-generation Nissan LEAF will be on display in the following cities during National Drive Electric Week.
- Seattle, Washington | Denny Park | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- San Diego, California | Qualcomm Stadium | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Alpharetta, Georgia | Avalon | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Bridgewater, New Jersey | Bridgewater Municipal Building Car Park | 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Portland, Oregon | Washington Square | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Los Angeles, California | Los Angeles State Historic Park | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Cupertino, California | DeAnza College | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Cambridge, Massachusetts | Danehy Park | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit DriveElectricWeek.org/Events for additional details and locations.
Consumers visiting the Nissan display in each city will be greeted by a modern space, featuring the next-generation LEAF. Visitors will be able to explore the LEAF, equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including ProPILOT Assist™ and e-Pedal technology. On-site hosts will be available throughout the events to answer questions and provide a closer look at LEAF. Food, beverages and branded merchandise will also be available for visitors.
Current LEAF owners will be offered an exclusive chance to sign up for the “The All New LEAF Drive and Discover Experience,” providing a behind-the-wheel opportunity to experience the next-generation LEAF just weeks after it is unveiled. To sign up, owners must present the key fob to their current LEAF and register for the test drive while visiting the display. The first test-drives will begin in October.
National Drive Electric Week is based on the idea that to convert gasoline-powered car owners to electric vehicles owners, nothing beats learning from existing owners and taking test drives in clean, quiet and powerful plug-in electric vehicles. The event showcases the cost savings, clean air benefits, and fun of plug-ins. Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association team up with local groups to organize events, which typically feature all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars from every automaker on the market. Numerous past attendees from around the country have purchased or leased plug-ins as a direct result of Drive Electric Week events, sales have jumped by as much as 23 percent the month after.
“American consumers are finding that EVs are just better cars all around, and we’re seeing this attitude in the sales numbers,” said Joel Levin, executive director of Plug In America. “When a car is less expensive, easier to maintain, cheaper to fuel and most importantly, better to drive, no matter what the brand, consumers will respond to the innovation we’ve seen in the electric vehicle market.”
Started in 2011, National Drive Electric Week features local events across the U.S. aimed to build EV awareness and inspire drivers to consider an EV for their next car. This year’s event is expected to be the biggest National Drive Electric Week yet, with nearly 200 enthusiast-driven events taking place from September 9-17. Besides EV-centric car meets and parades, you can expect announcements from key EV stakeholders across the country.
To date, Nissan LEAF sales in the United States total 112,128 and more than 270,000 globally.
Potomac Edison customers in Maryland can save $10,000 off the price of a 2017 all-electric Nissan LEAF – simply by showing their electric bill and a copy of the official program flyer to a participating Nissan dealership.
The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America, Inc., until September 30, 2017, or while supplies last, for all three Nissan LEAF trim models. With a list price ranging from $30,000 – $36,000, depending on model, customers have the potential to save about a third off the price of a Nissan LEAF just by being a Potomac Edison customer in Maryland.
To receive the rebate, Potomac Edison customers need to show their monthly billing statement and a copy of the promotional flyer available from Potomac Edison.