Nissan Begins Second Chinese EV Trial
The cars were handed over at a ceremony at the Huadu New Arena, located near the Dongfeng Nissan head office in Guangzhou. Nissan said it hopes the information it receives will help inform the development of future Chinese-market electric vehicles, as well as the infrastructure to support them.
So far, the carmaker has installed two sets of fast chargers at the government’s head office and 15 sets of regular chargers throughout the city to support the project.
Speaking at the ceremony, Fumiaki Matsumoto, president of Dongfeng Nissan, said: ‘We are very proud and pleased to deliver 15 Nissan LEAFs to the Guangzhou Municipal Government today. Through the pilot program, we will be working with the city of Guangzhou on a variety of joint activities aimed at contributing to the establishment of an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly city.’
The partnership is one of more than 100 partnerships entered by Nissan with alliance partner Renault, and follows a pilot study in Wuhan which started on the 17th November.