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.

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