Keeping in line with its commitment to bring new and exciting vehicles into the local automotive market, Nissan Philippines will be participating in the annual Electric Vehicle Summit (EV Summit). Similar to last year the Japanese brand will be bringing in the Nissan LEAF as it will be at the forefront in the automaker’s campaign to bring the future of mobility into the Philippines.
The President and Managing Director of Nissan Philippines - Atsushi Najima will be present at the event to talk about the brand’s future plans, including bringing in electric mobility into the country. Nissan Australia’s National Manager of Electrification and Mobility, Ben Warren will also be present, as he will share Nissan's EV adoption experience in Australia to Philippine stakeholders. Through this action it is hoped that the Japanese automaker can spark more interest in the EV segment as well as help the government bring in a cleaner era of mobility. This will also work in tandem with ushering plans to help build the local infrastructure to help support EVs.
The two Nissan representatives will take to the virtual event stage on September 24, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. They will also make another appearance on September 25 at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. as they present the exciting opportunities that electric mobility has to offer.
With the Nissan LEAF at the forefront of the campaign, it will surely garner interest for those who are looking into shifting to a cleaner form of mobility. The EV recently celebrated a milestone with over 500,000 units being produced worldwide. A feat which showcases the LEAF as a popular choice for those looking into getting an electric vehicle. The Nissan EV also boasts multiple awards from past years which include Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, World Car of the Year 2011, and Car of the Year in Japan for 2011 and 2012. Given that in mind, the Nissan LEAF will surely receive a warm welcome in the country if priced right, as it is one of the brand’s most emancipated vehicles to enter the market.
It is important to note that the Nissan EV was rumored to be entering the local market in 2020, although Nissan Philippines has yet to release any official information about its launch date. We, however, predict that if it won’t make its local debut by October, therefore, its official launch will be moved to next year.