We’re right in the middle of Nation Drive Electric Week, which has brought together EV enthusiasts across North America in an effort to spread the good word, and they aren’t alone. Nissan has joined on as the exclusive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week, calling the 60,000 US Nissan LEAF owners to join in the action.
National Drive Electric Week is a result of the combined efforts of Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, all of whom welcomed Nissan’s sponsorship with open arms.
“With more than 60,000 U.S. sales and 50 percent market share among pure EVs this year, Nissan is the natural sponsor of National Drive Electric Week,” said Toby Perry, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Marketing. “At events across the country, drivers of Nissan LEAF and other electric cars will get together to spread the word about the benefits of driving electric – lower operating costs, zero tailpipe emissions and they are just fun to drive.”
As part of its sponsorship, Nissan will bring two special vehicles out to two separate Drive Electric events in California; in Huntington Beach, the Nissan Bladeglider concept was on display, and in Cupertino, California the Nissan e-NV200 commercial van was showcased. While not the most glorious electric vehicle on the road, it could be a big boon to small businesses.
As for the Nissan LEAF, it had a record sales month in August with 3,186 vehicles sold in the final full month of summer. Hopefully, National Drive Electric Week will win a few more hearts and minds to the electric car cause.