MONTREAL, Que. – In the coming weeks, the City of Montreal will take delivery of 100 new 2018 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles for its fleet. The completely redesigned Nissan LEAF embodies Nissan's Intelligent Mobility, featuring Nissan's latest technology such as ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal, an increased range of 242 kilometres and several features fitted as standard for Canada. On-sale worldwide since early 2018, the 2018 Nissan LEAF has already received international accolades, including the "2018 Best of Innovation" winner at the annual "Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Unveiled" ceremony, presented by the Consumer Technology Association, and the "2018 World Green Car" by the World Car Awards.
The City of Montreal acquired its first all-electric vehicle in 2009. The Nissan LEAF arrived in Canada in 2011, and the City of Montreal very quickly integrated it into its fleet of vehicles. The City currently has 129 fully electric vehicles, 107 of which are first-generation Nissan LEAF.
"In 2005, the City of Montreal committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 per cent by 2020 compared to its 1990 emissions. One of the most important means of combating greenhouse gas emissions includes the electrification of part of the vehicle fleet, and we take this top priority very seriously. For example, the City of Montreal owned 18 fully electric vehicles in 2015, it currently owns 129 and it will own close to 230 by the end of the year. The addition of 100 new Nissan LEAF fully-electric vehicles into our fleet is very good news," said Plante.
"We are delighted to see the commitment of the City of Montreal to zero-emission mobility and to see that the Nissan LEAF will play a major role in helping them achieve their goals," said Joni Paiva, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "The Nissan LEAF is the ideal vehicle for corporate fleets and the City of Montreal is a great example. They slowly integrated EV vehicles into their fleet over the past couple of years, which allowed the assigned drivers to get familiar with this new way of driving. The Nissan LEAF offers a very compelling value proposition, especially for fleet operators. The Nissan LEAF dramatically reduces the costs of regular maintenance time and costs due to not having an engine, and now more than ever, there's significant savings when driving fully-electric," continued Paiva.
Since its Canadian launched in 2011, 50 per cent of LEAF sales have been in Quebec.
"Quebec is a crucial market for Nissan, and I am very proud to see how this community has changed dramatically in recent years to adopt new measures to embrace electric mobility. This begins with developing the public charging infrastructure network across the province, a project in which we participated as a partner with the Electric Circuit to facilitate access to quick charging stations. In addition, I salute the commitment of residents, businesses and associations who, like the City of Montreal, have made the leap towards the adoption of 100 per cent electric vehicles and have become ambassadors of zero-emission mobility," continued Paiva.
The City of Montreal will take possession of 100 new 2018 Nissan LEAF vehicles in the coming weeks. In total, the City's fleet will include more than 200 first and second-generation Nissan LEAFs. The vehicles will be used to meet various needs, but notably for inspection services, particularly in the building sector, or for public services in the architectural, landscaping, urban planning and urban development sectors.
Date Posted: April 28, 2018