Nissan has announced that it will present its electric car Nissan LEAF during APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference) in Japan that is going to be held from November 7th to 14th as a part of a joint project which is aimed to encourage a sustainable society. The Nissan LEAF, a 100% electric car is said to be launched in December 2010 in the United States and Japan, and in the beginning of 2011 in European countries.
The Japanese automaker also announced to support a number of programs at APEC, while the APEC’s opening session named the APEC Voices of the Future 2010 will be held at the Nissan Hall at Nissan Global Headquarters. Hitoshi Kawaguchi and Hideaki Watanabe, the Senior Vice President and Corporate Vice President, respectively, announced their participation in discussions concerning electric vehicles and sustainable society. The Nissan Hall will be also the site of the APEC Commemorative Symposium in Yokohama on the theme of women’s role in sustainable society. This program will be participated by Corporate Vice President Asako Hoshino.
Nissan will also exhibit its new electric vehicle Nissan LEAF at the Yokohama Smart City Project where it will also present the technology for efficient use of energy – Smart House, an environmental friendly and energy efficient electricity system and the NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT, an extremely-compact electric vehicle intended for shorter trips and single passenger. At the Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 area, Nissan will support the Project to Standardize and Promote Network Integration Control Systems as well as exhibit its new electric vehicle.
The government-sponsored JAPAN EXPERIENCE at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center, Nissan will present Nissan LEAF. There will be also presented a vision of the new mobile society and future of the city with electric vehicles and a power plant fueled by natural resources.