Asia Bizz: Nissan Motors Ltd. has launched the Leaf EV (Electric Vehicle) in Japan, and is expected to make good sales in the coming years. The Leaf is going to be the first mass produced hybrid car by Nissan, and it will be in the markets by the end of this year itself. Prior to the launch, the company has expectations to receive more than 6000 orders, so by the end of this year there will be 6000 units sold by Nissan.
The company has already planned to receive orders for sales for the month fo April 2011, but it will be depending on Nissan, as how they will be handling the sales and production orders. The success of the Leaf depends on the management of Nissan, for they will need to provide many charging stations around Japan, for the vehicle runs only 200 kms per charge.
There are a total of 2200 dealers around Japan and all of these service points will need to have a charging station for the vehicle’s 200 volt plant. Nissan will be installing quick chargers with 200 dealers, who will be able to charge up the vehicle to 80% in just 30 minutes. In addition to this, Nissan will also equip the buyer with a service that will be providing them information regarding charging stations and general car navigation system, and this will be costing them only 1500 yen annually.