NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With cumulative U.S. sales passing 35,000, Nissan LEAF is bringing owners throughout the United States together to share their enthusiasm and experiences during National Plug In Day on Sept. 28 and 29. Nissan--the global leader in electric vehicle sales--is the first automaker to serve as a presenting sponsor of National Plug In Day.
Nissan LEAF sales in the United States are up 317 percent year-over-year since launching the 2013 model in March, and these sales are rapidly expanding to a new wave of markets such as Atlanta, St. Louis and Denver. Similarly, National Plug In Day has expanded to more than 80 events in cities across the United States--and several in other countries. Thousands of EV advocates will take part in a variety of activities like EV parades, tailgates, ride-and-drives, live music and games.
Erik Gottfried, Nissan's director of EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, said: "From the early adopters to the most recent buyers, our owners consistently tell us that Nissan LEAF quickly becomes the car of choice in their household, and they spread the word about LEAF to their family and friends. Nissan is sponsoring National Plug In Day to celebrate the growing presence of electric cars like Nissan LEAF and the role that our owners are playing in spurring the next round of EV buyers."
"Plug-in car buyers are not just motivated by environmental concerns. We buy plug-ins because they cost much less to drive, and they are just better, quicker, more fun cars to drive," said Plug In America spokesperson Zan Dubin Scott, who launched National Plug In Day. "National Plug In Day brings together thousands of people across the country who already see these benefits and want to share the word with others."
National Plug In Day, organized by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, is a nationwide celebration created to heighten awareness of and highlight the benefits of plug-in vehicles, such as Nissan LEAF. For more information on National Plug In Day, including information on local events, visit www.PlugInDay.org.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
SOURCE Nissan North America