Phoenix, Az., December 30, 2009–Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), a subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, will join Nissan North America this week for the debut of the zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle in Arizona, starting in Tucson, with more stops to follow in Tempe, Phoenix and Glendale. (For more news on hybrid electric vehicles, click here.)
In August 2009, ECOtality’s eTec was awarded a federal grant of nearly $100 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate The EV Project, the largest rollout of electric-vehicle infrastructure in the
The EV Project will establish approximately 11,210 electric vehicle charging stations in home-base, commercial and public locations to support the public adoption of plug-in vehicles in major markets in five states: Arizona (Phoenix & Tucson metropolitan areas), Washington (Seattle area), Oregon (Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene), California (San Diego) and Tennessee (Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville).
Nissan has taken the LEAF on a tour of 22 cities in 11 states, as well as the
ECOtality’s CEO, Jonathan Read, said, “The world is watching The EV Project. The electric vehicle infrastructure we build in the
The LEAF’s first stop in the state will be today, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in
The LEAF then continues on to
On Friday and Saturday, January 1 and 2, 2010, the LEAF will be at Desert Ridge Marketplace at
Then, on Monday, January 4, 2010, the LEAF will be at
For more information about The EV Project, please visit http://www.theevproject.com/. For more information about the Nissan LEAF, please visit http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf.