SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Nissan Korea released its electric vehicle Leaf in Jeju Island. On December 23, Nissan Korea held a special ceremony at the Jeju Shilla to deliver its electric vehicle Leaf to the island’s first 15 customers, as well as to donate high-speed electric chargers.
The Leaf is a five-seater hatchback model which is the world’s No. 1 electric vehicle with its cumulative sales reaching 147,000 units as of the end of November 2014. It is a 100-percent electric vehicle which uses a small lithium-ion battery. With a single charge, it can drive up to 132 kilometers without emitting any greenhouse gases.
Its AC electric motor has a maximum output of 80 kilowatts and a maximum torque of 25.9kg.m.If using a rapid charger, it can be charged by up to 80 percent within 30 minutes. At home, it can be charged within 4 hours using 6.6kW.
The retail sales price of the Leaf is set at 54.8 million won. Considering that the Jeju provincial government would provide subsidies of 23 million won, consumers can purchase it at the price of 31.8 million won.
Nissan Korea’s CEO Kikuchi said, “Nissan is the world’s best company when it comes to electric vehicles. We will work hard to expand the EV base in Korea and the landing of the Leaf in Jeju Island is our first step in that direction.”
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)