Hey, it's National Drive Electric Week this week, and as you might have guessed, Nissan—the automaker behind the 2015 Nissan LEAF EV—has signed on as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the program. Organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, the annual celebration will encompass more than 130 grassroots events this year, both in the United States and around the globe. Uncoincidentally, the 2015 Nissan LEAF also happens to be the best-selling electric vehicle both in the United States and around the globe.
The story is told by Toby Perry, Nissan's director of Electric Vehicle Marketing: "With more than 60,000 U.S. sales and 50 percent market share among pure EVs this year, Nissan is the natural sponsor of National Drive Electric Week. At events across the country, drivers of the Nissan LEAF and other electric cars will get together to spread the word about the benefits of driving electric—lower operating costs, zero tailpipe emissions and they are just fun to drive."