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ESKOM HOLDINGS, MEGAWATT JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 29, 28 May 2013) Nissan  yesterday a unique three-year research with electricity utility that will include the Nissan LEAF, Nissan’s electric vehicle.

The project is of Nissan SA’s plans to launch the Nissan LEAF, South Africa’s first available fully electric (EV) later this It follows a pilot programme to public awareness with the of Environmental Affairs (DEA), and with the Technology Innovation (TIA) with a view to a commercially viable infrastructure for the use of vehicles.

The announcement of the Nissan/Eskom collaboration was by Nissan SA Sales, Marketing and director Johan Kleynhans at a handover ceremony of 10 Nissan cars. The fleet administration and of the Electric Vehicles will be by Avis Fleet Services appointed by Nissan SA to manage the on Eskom’s behalf.

“I’m to be handing over 10 Nissan for this research project,” Kleynhans, “the outcome of will have long implications for the development of the entire EV

Barry MacColl, Eskom’s Manager, Research, Testing and elaborated on the project. “Eskom has doing EV research for several with the intention of understanding the of EVs on our grid,” he said, “and we want to understand usage and charging characteristics of the cars in order to design grid and tariffs for e-mobility.”

MacColl that while South uses fossil-based fuels for of its energy processes, a new approach was in the of all concerned. “E-mobility is a way of moving around in a more effective and fashion which is critical for the he said.

MacColl added that is intent upon finding options suitable for implementation the energy body. He also Avis Fleet Services for role.

Clive Else, Executive of Avis Fleet said his company was proud to be with the project.

“The of Avis Fleet Services, Africa’s largest fleet services company, early in the cycle of this exciting will help establish AFS as a leader in the practical application of technology for our customers,” said

Kleynhans acknowledged that a launch of EVs, including the in the South African market is to finalisation of government legislation, but he Nissan’s intent to launch the for sale before the year-end.

“We are with all concerned in the e-mobility by providing our hands-on experience EVs and the infrastructure required,” said

The award-winning* Nissan LEAF is the first viable, mass electric vehicle and has already rolled out in Japan, the USA and Europe.

over 60, 000 LEAFs sold to date, Kleynhans added Nissan would be bringing its of best practices and benchmarking to support the overall objectives of the

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*Accolades for Nissan LEAF

European Car of the Year

2011 Car of the Year

2011-2012 Japanese Car of the

2011 EV of the year by

Eco-Friendly car of the year by

Green Car Vision Award by Car Journal

2010 Breakthrough by Popular Mechanics

50 Best inventions of 2009 by magazine

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