Twenty-seven Nissan retailers have been certified to sell, support and service the all-electric Nissan LEAF in Canada.
Canadian Automotive Review, Print Edition: SEPTEMBER 2011
Twenty-seven Nissan retailers have been certified to sell, support and service the all-electric Nissan LEAF in Canada. The certified retailers have modified sales and service departments and have undergone specialized training to provide the unique customer and vehicle service required in time for the Nissan LEAF launch in the Canadian market.
Deliveries have already begun for some Canadian fleet customers and in late August, Nissan opened reservations for the LEAF to those already registered and living near a certified dealer.
With a lithium-ion battery at the heart of the LEAF, special lifts and pallets to handle the battery, along with EV-skilled technicians, are required to service the car. With no engine, no oil and very few moving parts, the LEAF requires much less maintenance and service than a vehicle with an internal combustion engine.
Eventually, all Nissan dealers across Canada will be EV-certified but the primary focus at launch are those retailers located in regions where Nissan has established partnerships with local governments or utilities support the adoption of electric vehicles.