Nissan displays 100pc electric Leaf
Dubai, June 17, 2010
Nissan Motor has invited nearly 500 people to experience the world’s first mass-production, 100 per cent electric, zero-emission car – Nissan Leaf - at its Japan test track till June 19.
Nissan Leaf, is a ‘new car’ in every sense of the word and redefines the driving experience, setting new standards in handling, acceleration and comfort in its class, a statement said.
Nissan Leaf officially goes on sale beginning in December.
Among the enhancements to the test units is the “Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians” system, which also will be used in the Nissan Fuga hybrid, slated for sale in fall 2010.
The system makes it easy for those outside to hear the vehicle approaching, but the sounds do not distract the driver and passengers inside. Thus, the needs of pedestrian safety, as well as driver and passenger comfort, are met. The sound system is the first of its type to be introduced by an automaker.
Nissan believes the 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf has the potential to be the transformative beginning of a new approach to personal transportation. No tailpipe emissions from this global vehicle mean no CO2 or other gases released into the atmosphere.
Nissan Leaf will be on sale in Japan, the United States, Portugal and the Netherlands starting in December and in the United Kingdom and Ireland starting February 2011. Nissan plans to begin mass marketing Nissan Leaf in 2012.-TradeArabia News Service