Many individuals have been forced to cut back on their driving as gas prices across the country continue to rise. Just as a large number of companies have embraced sustainable business practices, many drivers might now be considering a switch to more environmentally friendly automobiles.
Nissan North America recognizes the concerns many consumers have over fossil fuels and the harmful emissions that they produce. For these drivers, the automaker introduced the Nissan LEAF, an affordable, all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions.
The company recently announced that it has begun to establish 30 solar-assisted charging stations at two Tennessee facilities. By July 1, 2011, Nissan LEAF drivers will be able to recharge their cars at either the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant or the Nissan America headquarters in Franklin.
Through the use of solar power and energy storage, the charging stations will not only provide a service to LEAF customers but also reduce the impact on the state's electrical grid.
"These solar-assisted charging stations demonstrate our dedication to a zero-emissions society, and our dedication to bringing innovation to our home in Tennessee," said Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Americas.