GUANGZHOU – Nissan Motor delivered 15 units of Leaf to the Guangzhou municipal government for pilot operation on December 8, reported Southern Metropolis Daily. The delivery is a part of the zero emission partnership signed between the Guangzhou municipal government, Dongfeng-Nissan and Nissan back in 2009.
“Through this pilot program, we will work 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,” said Fumiaki Matsumoto, president of Dongfeng-Nissan, at the project launching ceremony.
The program will assess and report the characteristics of EV driver usage, which will be used as a source for information in the development of future EVs suited to the needs of Chinese customers.
Dongfeng-Nissan and the city of Guangzhou will conduct test drives, which will help gather information on how EVs are used in the Chinese market to determine an optimal charging infrastructure.
Nissan has also provided two sets of quick chargers for the Guangzhou municipal government at the time of the delivery of the EVs.
Dongfeng-Nissan will carry out this pilot program mainly in the area of Huadu District in Guangzhou.
Earlier in November Nissan partnered with Wuhan municipal government to deliver 15 electric Leafs to the city for new energy vehicle pilot program.
By November 2011 Nissan had sold more than 17,000 Leaf cars globally. But the Japanese automaker so far does not plan to sell the popular e-car in China.