Nissan and Shikoku promote electric cars

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BUYERS of the new Nissan LEAF in a region of western Japan will earn points that they can use to help pay their utility bills, as part of a partnership to promote electric cars.

Beginning Feb. 1, customers of Shikoku Electric Power Co. who purchase a new Nissan LEAF will receive “Yonden Points,” which can be applied toward their monthly electricity bill. Customers can earn points a month for a maximum of three years.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Shikoku Electric Power Co. are working together to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce the environmental impact of automobiles. In September 2017, Nissan unveiled an all-new version of its 100% electric Nissan LEAF, offering powerful acceleration, agile handling and advanced technologies such as Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology.

The new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into society.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with a core operating profit margin of 8% and cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined annual sales of more than 10 million vehicles a year.— SG


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