Plug-in at CES 2010 with Nissan?s Zero-Emission, 100% Electric Nissan LEAF

Nissan’s Flagship Electric Vehicle – the Nissan LEAF – to be Featured During CES at Two Automotive Experience Events – January 5 and 6 in Las Vegas with Automotive Rhythms

The zero-emission, all-electric Nissan LEAF, is on display this January at two separate events during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First, for CES attendees who want to speak with Nissan representatives and unwind before the first official day of CES, Nissan and Automotive Rhythms are hosting an Electric Drive Experience at Little Buddha at the Palms Resort and Casino Wednesday, January 5 from 8pm to 12am. The event will feature one-of-a-kind cocktails, decadent appetizers and snacks, and the opportunity to find out more about the future of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF.

The first 200 attendees to the Electric Drive Experience will receive Best Buy gift cards and all will be entered into drawings for high-end audio prizes from Bowers and Wilkins. During the party, guests will be able to look at Nissan LEAF vehicles that will be parked at the night club. Sign up for this amazing event at

For CES attendees who want to get behind the wheel of this unique vehicle, Automotive Rhythms is hosting an “Electric Drive Experience’ with test drives of the Nissan LEAF all day on Thursday, January 6, at Gordon-Biersch Brewery Restaurant from 11am to 4pm. The restaurant is located right down the street from the LVCC and Automotive Rhythms will be shuttling CES attendees to and from the location in the Nissan LEAF.

As part of the free test drives, Automotive Rhythms will interview drivers and capture their opinions and experiences on video. Gordon-Biersch gift cards will be given to the first 50 participants who tell their story and experience on camera. Sign up to drive the new Nissan LEAF at

So, focus your thoughts on the future of electric vehicles and wrap your hands around the wheel of the new Nissan LEAF. Only at CES this January. And only from Nissan and Automotive Rhythms.

About the LEAF — The 2011 Nissan LEAF™, the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car, ushers in a new era of mobility – the “no gas, no tailpipe” zero-emission era. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, the Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of 100 miles (U.S. LA4 cycle) on one full charge to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.

The all-new Nissan LEAF is powered by 48 laminated compact lithium-ion battery modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles.

Unlike internal-combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF’s powertrain has no tailpipe and thus no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases while being driven. The Nissan LEAF can be charged up to 80% of its full capacity in 30 minutes when equipped with a quick charge port and using a DC fast charger. Charging at home through a 220V outlet is estimated to take approximately eight hours. The advanced lithium-ion battery pack carries an industry-competitive warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles.

Nissan is the only automaker committed to making all-electric vehicles available to the mass market on a global scale. The Nissan LEAF is a five-passenger, 100% electric car that produces zero-emissions. Nissan recently delivered the first Nissan LEAF vehicles to each of its primary launch markets in Northern and Southern California, Arizona, Oregon, Seattle and Tennessee. Nissan is on track for a nationwide launch of the Nissan LEAF by 2012, with Hawaii and Texas next to roll out in early 2011.

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.