Nissan Announces Tour Dates for Leaf EV Road Show

Much like a rockstar getting set to go on tour, Nissan announced today it would be taking its upcoming Leaf electric vehicle on a nationwide “zero emission” tour to drum up interest from consumers. The car will make its first U.S. appearance in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, followed by various other stops through Feb. 14, 2010.

Nissan said the Leaf will be showcased “in 22 cities, in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Vancouver, Canada” so consumers, the media and others can become touchie-feelie with the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car. The auto manufacturer, through this tour, will tout the benefits of zero-emissions driving as well as showing off the car’s electric vehicle and battery technology.

image via Nissan

image via Nissan

Nissan is making a big push for the Leaf to become the Toyota Prius of all-electric cars, already partnering on the development of an electric-vehicle infrastructure with the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Washington D.C., Seattle, Raleigh, and Vancouver. More partnerships are reportedly set to be announced in the future as well.

Southern California

Los Angeles: Nov. 13-17

Orange County: Nov. 18

San Diego: Nov. 19-21

Northern California

Berkeley/Walnut Creek: Nov. 23-24

San Francisco: Nov. 25-29

Santa Rosa: Dec. 1

Sacramento: Dec. 1

San Jose: Dec. 3-6

Pacific Northwest

Seattle: Dec. 8-12

Vancouver, Canada: Dec. 14-15

Portland, Ore.: Dec. 17-23

Southwest

Phoenix/Tucson: Dec. 30-Jan. 5

Las Vegas: Jan. 6

Midwest/East Coast

Detroit: Jan. 11-13

Knoxville/Chattanooga, Tenn.: Jan. 16

Middle Tennessee: Jan. 19-21

Washington, D.C.: Jan. 26-28

Raleigh, N.C.: Jan. 29

Orlando: Feb. 1-2

Texas

Houston: Feb. 5-6

New York

New York City: Feb. 9-14

Nissan Leaf [via press release]

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