Nissan Leaf Becomes A Government Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car recently announced that they are adding the Nissan Leaf to their business rental program for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), making the first deployment new generation electric vehicles to the government agency’s fleet.

For the moment, the car rental agency is only offering the Nissan all-electric car at one location in Santa Monica, California, but both Enterprise and LADWP are looking for ways to expand access to electric charging stations across the state, as the infrastructure is a necessary component of mass deployment.

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The Nissan Leaf has been making strides in California and across the nation since it was first unleashed to the U.S. market late last year. The all-electric car was deployed across the state of California earlier this year as part of The EV Project, and has been finding some unlikely allies, including a Republican Senator from Tennessee.

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