Connecticut to get electric cars in 2011

Connecticut is partnering with Nissan to further the adoption of electric cars in the state. The Governor has signed a collaborative agreement with Nissan for the LEAF the company’s electric car. The Nissan LEAF goes on sale in limited markets in December and will be available nationwide some time in 2011.

Connecticut is working to build an electric car infrastructure, the Governor has established an Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council which is examining the best ways the state can build a charging infrastructure. Connecticut utilities are part of the the Regional Electric Vehicle Initiative (REVI), a collaborative effort by utilities in New England to share information to ensure the smooth introduction of EV technology to the regional electric system.

“The inclusion of Connecticut in the launch of the Nissan LEAF recognizes our commitment to clean energy and the culmination of our work to prepare the state for the next generation of electric vehicles,” said Gov. Rell