Nissan LEAF enters SimCity [VIDEO]

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is now a part of the popular game SimCity by Electronic Arts.  In a new addition to the popular city building strategy game, EA has added the Nissan LEAF and given players the ability to add or upgrade electric car charging stations, which are branded with the Nissan name and logo.

The stations give a one-time happiness bonus to the buildings they are attached to (happiness is an important game metric).

“Even virtual cities recognize that electric vehicles are the future of a sustainable mobile society, and Nissan is excited to start helping SimCity players make their cities more environmentally friendly by adding its zero-emission Nissan LEAF to the game,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “Nissan remains committed to finding innovative ways to promote the development of EV infrastructure and to bringing practical, affordable electric vehicles to markets throughout the United States.”

Watch how it works:

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