"Nissan understands the important role students play in shaping a zero-emissions future," said Scott Becker, senior vice president, finance and administration, Nissan North America. "This competition is our way of recognizing student leaders and engaging them in our shared mission."
here. One student from each of the participating universities will be selected as a winner based on the creativity, relevance to the theme and originality of their entry response.
The winning students, to be named at the end of the Nissan LEAF Zero Emissions Tour, will receive a $500 scholarship. The tour dates can be found here.
As for the Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Tour, Nissan will be showcasing its zero-emission car in 22 cities of 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Vancouver, Canada, offering interested drivers the opportunity to learn about the LEAF and zero-emissions driving.
The LEAF can run for 100 miles without recharging and accommodate five adults. Recharging the battery to 80 percent of capacity takes just 30 minutes. The car comes with laminated compact lithium-ion batteries that manage to develop 90 kW, while its electric motors produce 80 kW/280 Nm of torque.