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Nissan and City Ventures announced today that they plan to proceed with their cooperative project to prewire 190 Southern California townhomes with electric vehicle chargers. This will be the largest residential, electric vehicle pre-wiring project in the United States. The installation will include a Level II (240v- 40 amp) electric vehicle dock which is recommended for charging the Nissan Leaf. The electric charging equipment will be installed in 54 homes in Signal Hill, 48 homes in Santa Barbara and 88 homes in Alhambra.
“Nissan applauds City Ventures’ vision and leadership to create a unique solution on such a large scale,” said Brendan Jones, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Marketing and Sales Strategy. “Their model perfectly complements the accepted preference by EV owners to charge at home – including convenient charging during off-peak overnight hours – and is a meaningful step to help advance Nissan LEAF owner satisfaction.”
The Nissan Leaf is the first zero-emission, 100-percent electric vehicle available to the mass market and has sold exceptionally well. The electric vehicle was first launched in December 2010, and Nissan has delivered more than 4,000 Leaf’s in the U.S. The vehicle is only sold in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon and Washington however, over 350,000 people have already expressed interest in the car.