Nissan Canada has committed the availability of 500 Nissan LEAF EVs to Toronto Atmospheric Fund’s FleetWise EV300 and the first units will be delivered in the second half of 2011.
The FleetWise EV300 initiative aims to put at least 300 electric vehicles on the road in the Greater Toronto Area by 2012, helping to prepare the region for full-scale electric mobility. Last month, the initiative has secured eleven Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans under the Azure Dynamics’ LEAD customer program.
Participating in the EV300 initiative allows public and private fleets, local electricity distribution companies and municipal partners to access electric vehicles, secure servicing and technical support, establish charging infrastructure, better understand vehicle-grid integration, monitor performance, and advance EV-friendly policies.
The City of Toronto is committed to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases by 6% below 2009 levels by 2012, and lowering emissions of smog-causing pollutants by 20% below 2004 levels also by 2012.