Nissan Leaf EV in India by 2011-12
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Mr Kiminobu Tokuyama, CEO Nissan India, has said the company's first mass-production EV will be sold in India in 2010-12.
Tokuyama claimed he had already requested the company's HQ in Japan to conduct feasibility studies for instituting the recently unveiled EV in India. At the time of issuing this statement, he sounded confident of the Indian government's support to such environmentally conscious products.
The Leaf is capable of traveling 160km on a single charge. When it comes to India, the import duties will inflate its cost by twice as much. Tokuyama also stressed on manufacturers working together and approaching the government for installing the necessary infrastructure across the country as most of them had EVs in their engineering centres.
The Nissan Leaf will go on sale by the end of next year globally.
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