BANGKOK, Thailand (December 9, 2020) – Nissan, the creator of the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle(EV) the Nissan LEAF, has handed over 24 Nissan LEAF EVs to the Metropolitan Electricity Authority Thailand (MEA), to support the move towards an electric mobility and emission-free future vision.

“We are very proud that the MEA selected the Nissan LEAF to support its operations. This underlines its dedication to promote its development as a low-carbon enterprise as part of the MEA’s sustainability master plan, in line with Nissan’s zero-emissions vision,” said Ekkarat Bosakaranut, vice president of sales, Nissan Thailand at the official handover ceremony.

The MEA will utilize the 24 Nissan LEAF EVs to support daily operations, as part of their company mobility plan, using electricity to power their vehicles and therefore producing zero emissions. The handover event occurred at the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) national headquarters in Rama IV, Bangkok, and signifies an ongoing collaboration between the Japanese automaker and the MEA, starting with an EV charging infrastructure MOU in 2018. 

“We are confident that the Nissan LEAF, as a high-performance electric vehicle, will help raise awareness about the need to reduce air pollution which was the main intention of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority in utilizing the Nissan LEAF EV, as a leading international organization in energy and environmental conservation,” said Paithoon Kularbkeo, assistant governor for business and service, Metropolitan Electricity Authority.

This announcement underlines Nissan's leadership in environmental consciousness and innovation. In addition to the Nissan LEAF, the company recently introduced the Nissan KICKS e-POWER that offers 100% electric driving experience, without charging. Giving Thai consumers an innovative EV alternative, as charging stations expand in the country. Electric vehicle technology is a proven way to help reduce pollution levels in Thailand

The Nissan LEAF is the world's first 100-percent electric, zero-emission car designed for the mass market, with more than 500,000 Nissan LEAF sold worldwide by the end of 2020. With its advanced powertrain, Nissan LEAF creates zero emissions and provides a totally new driving experience, with its smooth and responsive acceleration, stable handling, and quietness.

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