New Delhi: Leading automobile makker Nissan Motor Co Tuesday announced that it will launch its electric car Leaf in India this year as it seeks to take the lead in electric vehicles (EV) drive in India.
Nissan Motor Co is also looking at other eco-friendly technologies such as its e-Power vehicles and hybrids for the country. Nissan Motor Co Senior Vice President and Chairman of management committee for Africa, Middle East and India said that "Leaf is a proof-point (that) we want to bring in India because this is a direction of leadership in EV, we have in the world. He further said besides the Leaf, Nissan also has plans to bring other electric vehicles to country in future. Kargar further said that the company plans to bring in more models both under Nissan and Datsun brands in India in order to strengthen its position in the country.
Talking about Nissan's e-Power technology, it uses electric motor to power the vehicle, but at the same time it has a small gasoline engine to charge the battery when needed, thus doing away with the need for an external charger. The company has already deployed e-power on its different models in Japan.