Phase Two of "The New Action TOUR" With Nissan LEAF to Start In Saitama City August 21 And 22

published: 2010-07-27 14:29 | editor: | category: News

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the second phase start of "the new action TOUR," a nationwide traveling event throughout Japan designed to provide people a first-hand experience with electric vehicles (EVs). Phase two kicks off August 21 in Saitama City with Mayor Hayato Shimizu.

The Saitama City event is presented in collaboration with NPOs and the city through the E-KIZUNA Project, a collaborative effort between the city and Nissan aimed at working towards the creation of a sustainable low-carbon society.

In addition to learning about Nissan LEAF, the 100 percent electric mid-size, five-door hatchback, visitors to the new action TOUR will learn about Nissan's vision to realize a zero-emission society. During the tour, a series of Nissan LEAF test rides and workshops will be conducted across the country, with the first phase of the tour starting July 31 in Kanagawa Prefecture.

The tour will move to other municipalities with which the Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed partnerships to jointly promote zero-emission mobility. Among these are Miyazaki Prefecture, Kita-Kyushu City, Kyoto City and Yokohama City.

Saitama Event Overview

  • Date and program

August 21 (Sat.) 9:00-18:30

  • Nissan LEAF test ride
    - Presentation by Mayor Shimizu
    - Citizen workshop: Ideas for urban development through the widespread promotion of EV

August 22 (Sun.) 9:00-18:00

  • Nissan LEAF test drive
  • Venue

Saitama Stadium 2002
(500 Nakanoda, Midori-ku, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture)

  • Number of participants

21 (Sat.) 100 people, 22 (Sun.) 70 people

  • Organizer

Zero-Emission Promotion Project
(Affiliated organization: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. / NPO Support Center for Program Development)
Saitama City

  • Co-operator

Environmental Network Saitama (NPO), Green Forest Japan (NPO)

  • How to Participate

Visit the Nissan LEAF website (// for application
<Deadline: 10:00, August 2 (Mon.), 2010>

The Renault-Nissan Alliance seeks to be a global leader in zero-emission mobility. To date, the Alliance has entered into more than 60 partnerships worldwide with countries, cities, organizations and other key stakeholders to prepare the markets and necessary infrastructure for the successful adoption of EVs around the world. Nissan will launch Nissan LEAF, the company's first affordable, 100 percent electric, zero-emission car in December 2010 in Japan, the United States and Europe.

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