Nissan Leaf - Stylish Electric Car Coming Soon to India

Monday 14 July 2014, 13:51 PM by

Nissan shot to fame in the Indian market with its affordable Micra hatchback that was launched a couple of years ago. The brand hit the bullseye once again with the Sunny sedan that boasted with the best in-cabin space in its segment. Nissan has been delivering cars in both petrol and a diesel alternative, but this time around, the carmaker has been reportedly planning to launch its internationally popular 'Leaf' electric car in India.

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Nissan Leaf - Stylish Electric Car Coming Soon to India

Speaking more on the idea, Andy Palmer, chief planning officer, Nissan Motor Corp said, “We are actively looking at the Leaf for India....I think there is a lot of potential for that car here, there is no doubt electric cars are the future. The product is there what we need is infrastructure. Charging is a big challenge. We are open to collaboration with local manufacturers on that. That is the fastest and easiest way of setting up charging stations.”

Currently Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra has been well known in this turf with their fleet of Reva electric cars. Nissan has been considering the Indian market seriously and has stated that it is open to collaboration with the local manufacturers who may assist with infrastructure support for electric cars which is indeed a primary reason for concern. Pawan Goenka, executive director and president, automotive, Mahindra and Mahindra said, “We are open to collaboration with any company that has a vision for electric vehicles in India.”

Source: HT

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