Nissan will bring its two electric vehicle models to the inaugural Fleet Forward: The Tour in Atlanta on March 31. Fleet managers will be able drive the 2022 Nissan LEAF and see Nissan’s newest electric model, the Ariya compact crossover, in a static display before its official U.S. release date.
Fleet Forward: The Tour, an offshoot of the Fleet Forward Conference, is a one-day, regional event where fleet managers can drive EVs and experience other new technologies. The first Tour, free for qualified fleet operators, will take place at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast hotel.
The Ride and Drive portion of the event, sponsored by Element Fleet Management, will also include the Volvo C40 and Volvo XC40 battery EVs, Polestar 2, Volkswagen ID.4, and the AYRO electric utility vehicle. Other models will be announced soon, along with demonstrations and displays.
The day also features seminars, networking opportunities, and lunch.
“The Tour will bring the same cutting-edge technologies and thought leadership as the Fleet Forward Conference, but in a compact format,” said Chris Brown, conference chair. “All in one day, fleet managers will be able to get behind the wheel of the latest EV models, interact with product experts, network with peers, and access education to make their fleets more efficient and productive.”
After Atlanta, the Tour will stop in Chicago on June 16 and in Dallas on Sept. 15. The Fleet Forward Conference will return to Silicon Valley in Nov. 9-11, with location to be announced soon.