Nissan Leaf Tour Extends To New Cities

Nissan has started its second round of test drive touring this month for the all-electric Leaf, beginning in Long Island, New York and traveling through twenty six other cities over the next six months.

At the moment, the Leaf, which was released late last year, is only available in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Texas, Oregon, and Tennessee, where the company has a production facility.

Nissan Leaf, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles

image via Nissan

The automaker is also celebrating the 4,000th sale of its Leaf vehicle, which doesn’t seem like much of a success, however, the car’s specifications, combined with Nissan’s potential market reach, have positioned the electric vehicle to be one of, if not, the best zero emission vehicles available.

While Tesla Motors certainly has more impressive electric cars, the price range may be an issue for some consumers, and although Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV has gained some ground, the model entered the marketplace a bit later. But, while the Leaf might be leading the pack in terms of 100% electric cars, plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.