Nissan is working toward greening up consumers' lifestyles. On August 1, 2011, Nissan Americas and City Ventures announced a patrnership to pre-wire nearly 200 homes in California to start laying the groundwork for electric vehicle chargers. This is to be noted at the largest residential, pre-wiring venture of its kind in the U.S.
Nissan decided to team up with City Ventures rather than another home-building company because, City Ventures is the most prominent Californian company dedicated to developing eco-friendly homes in metropolitan areas. Cooperating with Nissan's EV mission, the company has promised to include pre-wired parking spaces or garages in nearly every home in their new development. This will make it easier for homeowners if want or need to install a Level II electric vehicle charging dock (recommended for charging the Nissan LEAF EV).
"City Ventures' goal is to provide the most advanced and cost-effective solutions to buying a green home, including offering affordable solar-powered and all-electric homes," explains Herb Gardner, President of Homebuilding, City Ventures. "By pre-wiring multi-family units, homeowners now have a simple, low-cost option to charge their all-electric Nissan LEAF at our all-electric home, and even use the home's solar panels to power their car. They'll never have a gasoline or gas utility bill again, resulting in a win-win for their pocketbooks and the environment."1
Interested in Nissan's other green initiatives? Stay tuned. Nissan of Manhattan, located at 646 ELEVENTH AVE., New York, NY, promises coverage of other eco-friendly initiatives, coming soon..