Japanese carmaker Nissan said the new Nissan Leaf will go on sale in the Philippines and Indonesia by 2020, underscoring the company’s commitment to drive electrification in the region.
Nissan said the expanded availability of the electric vehicle is an important part of its goal to electrify one fourth of its sales volume under its midterm plan, Nissan MOVE to 2022. The acceleration plan also includes assembly and localization of electrification components in key Southeast Asian markets.
Nissan regional senior vice president and head of Asia and Oceania Yutaka Sanada said the company is working to make safe, smart, and sustainable mobility available to as many people as possible.
“Nissan is taking leadership to drive awareness and embracing of electrified mobility in Asia and Oceania,” said Sanada. “We are creating excitement by bringing the new Nissan Leaf to more markets in the region and introducing in Indonesia and the Philippines is a key step. This allows customers to get first-hand experience with the benefits of electric vehicles for themselves and for societies.”
The new Nissan Leaf is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision to moving people to a better world by changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
With more than 400,000 units of Nissan Leaf sold since it went on sale in 2010, it is said to be the world’s best- selling 100% electric vehicle. Within the region, Nissan has introduced the electric vehicle this year to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
The carmaker said the introduction of the new Nissan Leaf, together with a series of e-POWER models, marks an important step in the electrification of mobility in Asia and Oceania. e-POWER is Nissan’s proprietary technology that gives customers the benefits of electric vehicles, but without the need to charge. Nissan Serena e-POWER will be the first e-POWER model to be launched in the region, starting with Singapore this year.
“e-POWER, we believe, is the most pragmatic step towards electrification,” said Sanada. “In addition to introducing electrified mobility, Nissan is working on making them more accessible through electrification components assembly and localization in key Southeast Asian markets.”