The City of Toronto has signed a deal with Nissan Canada as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner neighbourhoods. As a result of this partnership, expect to see fully electric vehicles roaming the streets of Toronto towards the end of 2011.
Nissan’s LEAF is a fully electric and zero-emission vehicle that will be a core part of Toronto’s efforts to become a greener city. Powered by advanced lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, the LEAF can reach top speeds of 145 km/hour and have a driving range of up to 160 km on a single charge.
“Electric vehicles are a great way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and smog pollutants in Toronto. We look forward to working with our partners to promote EVs and charging infrastructure in the city,” said Toronto Mayor David Miller.
Toronto is one of 14 global cities that belongs to the C40 Electric Vehicle Network and has been working towards building an electric vehicle infrastructure since November 2009 when the city approved Toronto’s Sustainable Energy Strategy.