New electric car to appear at 4th Ave. Street Fair

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By Jim Carr By Jim Carr

Tucson is among the first communities to have access to the all electric Nissan LEAF.

As part of a part of the Drive Electric promotional tour, the Nissan LEAF will make an appearance at the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair, where the public will have the opportunity to drive the it.

The LEAF will be available Friday, December 10 from 7am – 5pm, Saturday, December 11 from 7am – 5pm and Sunday, December 12 from 8am – 4pm

The exhibit will be located along Fourth Avenue between Ninth Street and University Boulevard.  The Drive Electric Tour will be located on 8th Street & 4th Avenue (between 5th Avenue and Hoff Avenue).

Interested drivers can learn more about the tour, and register to drive the Nissan LEAF at

Sales of the Nissan LEAF begin in December in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee. In January 2011, sales begin in Texas and Hawaii. The Nissan LEAF will be available nationwide by the end of 2011.