Nissan Motor Thailand (NMT) and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) have signed a 1-year agreement in a project involving the testing of the Nissan Leaf electric car.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by NMT president Takayuki Kimura and MEA Governor Arthorn Sinsawas.
“Nissan is determined to raise the quality of life by introducing vehicles that are innovative and exciting,” Kimura said. “As a global leader in electric vehicles, Nissan has studied the possibilities of introducing and selling electric vehicles in Thailand in the future. We have started by readying the infrastructure in order to make sure that Nissan’s electric vehicle technology will respond to customer requirements effectively and gain positive response in the Thai market.”
The MEA has already started testing the electric vehicles in Bangkok, which includes infrastructure preparation such as charging stations and intelligent smart grid systems.
The Nissan Leaf is the world’s top-selling electric car, with sales of over 70,000 in Japan, Europe and the US since its introduction in December 2010.