Bangkok, 21 February 2020 –Nissan in Thailand’s contribution to King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi’s (KMUTT) educational and research goals was recognized at a recent event to celebrate KMUTT’s 60th Anniversary. The award was in appreciation for Nissan’s donation of a first generation Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, to KMUTT.

“The donated Nissan LEAF will give students a better first-hand understanding of EV engineering and technology, paving the way for a more electric future for Thai society,” Peter Galli, vice president of communications for Nissan in Thailand, said at the event. “Nissan in Thailand is proud to be recognized for its commitment to investing in the future of Thailand’s students, as well as for making our vision for the electrification of mobility a reality through academic partnerships like these.”

The Nissan LEAF donation to KMUTT forms part of Nissan’s ongoing commitment to helping improve society by enhancing the education opportunities for young people, as well as supporting university research in automotive and electric vehicle technology.

About Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Nissan was established in Japan since 1933 with the commitment to create Innovation that Excites for customer satisfaction. Nissan wants to improve quality of life for people in society by pursuing a goal of zero emission vehicles and zero fatalities on the road with “Nissan Intelligent Mobility”. The company plans to introduce autonomous drive vehicles across regions for safety and more enjoyable driving experience. Nissan started business in Thailand since 1952. Currently, the Nissan Group of Companies in Thailand has subsidiaries five companies, including two of the production bases, over than 180  showrooms and service centers nationwide network. Vehicle range cover all segments includes 10 models spanning the entry level Eco-Car, SUV, Premium Sedans and Pickup Trucks.


About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

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