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Nissan launches LEAF sales in Mexico; first company to sell a 100% electric vehicle there
6 June 2014
Nissan launched LEAF in Mexico, making the battery-electric vehicle the first 100% EV to be marketed in Mexico. The presale started 4 June and will continue until its arrival on June 30.
In Mexico, the Nissan LEAF will be available in a unique version with Around View Monitor that allows a panoramic view around the car; “B Mode driving” that allows power renewal almost immediately after the throttle is removed; a fast-charging port that allows a recharge of 80% of the battery in 30 minutes; leather seats; a 7-inch touch screen; and other features.
Initially, the Nissan LEAF in Mexico will be available for sale through Nissan’s certified dealership network located in Mexico City.
In addition, Nissan and the Government of the State of Morelos have taken the initiative to create the first electric corridor in Latin America that will be located between Mexico City and Cuernavaca.
Mexico City soon will have a development plan to install charging zones in Colonia Roma, Colonia Del Valle, Coyoacan, Polanco, Santa Fe, Ciudad Satelite, Altavista and San Angel.
Nissan also presented the results of a study led by INAINE (Institute for Ecological Research Assistance, AC) in relation to the development of EV infrastructure in Mexico City. The study was possible thanks to a fund that METI (a Japanese government entity) awarded Nissan, and it confirmed the viability of infrastructure development for the marketing of EVs in Mexico City.
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