Nissan in the Philippines will be participating in the annual Electric Vehicle Summit (EV Summit) with the Nissan Leaf at the forefront of their campaign to bring the future of mobility to the Philippines.
Present at the EV Summit will be Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director, Atsushi Najima to talk about the brand’s plans to bring in electrified mobility to the Philippines. While Nissan Australia’s National Manager of Electrification and Mobility, Ben Warren will share the brand’s EV adoption experience in Australia to the Philippine stakeholders.
According to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey, 46% of Filipinos are considering one as their next vehicle purchase. Nissan, the creators of the world’s best-selling electric car the Nissan Leaf, is leading the conversation in Asia around electrification.
Nissan claims that the Leaf has a range of up to 311 kilometers when fully charged. That’s the distance between Manila and San Fernando, La Union. This allows drivers to easily travel to Calamba, Laguna (53 km), Baguio, Benguet (245 km), or Baler, Aurora (274 km) and not have to worry about completely losing battery charge while on the road. For reference, the average driving distance around Metro Manila per day is only 13.2 km.
There are three primary ways to charge an EV, according to consumer preference and ease. Charging at home, usually overnight, with a standard universal cable can be done right away and takes 12 to 15 hours to fully charge the Nissan Leaf. A wall box can also be installed at home or in any establishment and takes between five to seven hours to fully charge the Leaf. As of January 2020, there are also 23 public charging stations around the Philippines.
Nissan also recently marked the production of the 500,000th Leaf. Its happy owner is Maria Jansen, who lives in Norway. With half a million Leafs (or Leaves?) built globally, customers around the world continue to embrace the pioneering zero-emission vehicle.
The milestone was achieved at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, England, almost a decade after the model first went on sale. The plant has built more than 175,000 LEAF cars since it began producing the model in 2013. Nissan’s manufacturing facilities in Sunderland continue to craft the LEAF to the highest standards to ensure that every LEAF embodies innovation and excitement, while striving to make advances in sustainable mobility.
The Nissan LEAF has won accolades around the world including Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, World Car of the Year 2011, and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012. More importantly, the car has earned the trust of hundreds of thousands of customers.
Catch Nissan’s two speakers on the virtual EV summit stage on September 24, at 10am, 11am and 3pm, and on September 25 at 9:30am and 3pm, as they present the exciting opportunities that electrified mobility has to offer.
For more information, you may register for free at https://www.evap.com.ph/.