San Francisco Mayor Declares Bay Area US 'EV Capital'

Nissan Leaf will be available in late 2010, with other electric cars, PHEVs arriving in following years.

Published: 09-Dec-2009

The first major automaker with an all-battery electric car will make the vehicle available to consumers in San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area late next year, Mayor Gavin Newsom's office announced.

Newsom made the announcement about the new Nissan Leaf, a mid-sized zero-emission hatchback, this morning with Nissan Senior Vice President Brian Carolin.

"This collaboration stems from Nissan's recognition of the aggressive work we are doing to make the San Francisco Bay Area the nation's EV (electric vehicle) capital," Newsom said in a prepared statement.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

Modec battery-powered electric truck in Fedex livery

The new vehicles are part of a growing fleet of more environmentally-friendly FedEx Express vehicles that includes more than 170 hybrid electric vehicles worldwide

Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky demonstrates prototype charging point near Tel Aviv.

The company started the network deployment pilot in Israel with several municipalities including Tel Aviv, Haifa, Kefar Sava, Holon, and Jerusalem


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