Houston Preparing to Arrival of Nissan Leaf

Houston's 10 public charging stations have clocked 460kWh of use since being installed in November 2009, a reflection of how few EVs there are in the city.

Published: 08-Feb-2010

Friday, showing off its nearly silent motor as it rolled about the Reliant Stadium parking lot and signaling what the city hopes may be the start of an electric movement on Houston's streets.

Mayor Annise Parker and representatives from Nissan and Houston's Reliant Energy were at the stadium to debut the car and offer details of their partnership, announced in November, to develop an electric-vehicle charging network around the city.

“With ongoing research and development of wind, solar and electric fuel sources, we are on the cusp of becoming the alternative energy capital of the world,” Parker said. “It is fitting that the city be a leader in increasing public awareness of environmentally friendly transportation alternatives like the Leaf.”



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