Government testing shows the car aimed at attracting environmentally conscious motorists will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving.
The car will be delivered to a Nashville-area customer at Action Nissan of Nashville and a reception will follow at Nissan Americas headquarters in Franklin.
Nissan and General Motors Co. are both releasing electric cars. The all-electric Leaf must be recharged when its battery is depleted. GM's Chevrolet Volt uses an electric battery for the first 25 to 50 miles and a small gasoline engine that can generate power to run the car another 300 miles.