Nissan says Leaf electric car is ‘game changer’ for car sector

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Japanese carmaker Nissan the launch of its new mass-market electric car is a event that will the auto sector and help its profits, say industry analysts.

But warned that its success is on whether the price is really low to win over the masses or not.

announced in London on Monday its new Leaf vehicle will be in western Europe for under euros (37,105 dollars), government incentives that are at encouraging green car use.

The which has a top speed of more 140 kilometres (90 miles) per hour and is by a lithium battery, will go on in Portugal and the Netherlands in December, and in and Ireland in February 2011.

The Leaf — which for Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Family car — is billed by as the world’s first mass-produced vehicle with zero

We do believe this car is a game-changer in of this technology and it will a role in the future, Simon Nissan’s senior vice sales and marketing, told AFP at a press conference on Monday.

The which is 43.4-percent owned by Renault, also forecast electric vehicles will for 10 percent of world car sales by

Japan’s number three had revealed last week it bounced back into in its 2009/2010 financial year and forecast profits to more triple on hopes for its new electric car and market demand.

European reservations for the Leaf can be from July, while the car be rolled out in every major European country by the end of next

Nissan added that its car will cost around the as a diesel or hybrid vehicle.

The alliance is investing over billion euros to lead the industry in electric vehicles, eight products across brands, Thomas said.

The investment includes five plants and seven confirmed factories, including one in Sunderland, England.

Industry experts impressed by the advent of Nissan’s electric car — but added the vehicle was not cheap.

It’s the beginning of a very sort of industry, Peter automotive expert at Cardiff told AFP.

It does a quantum leap forward in of mass-market product cars, he adding that the Leaf is not by any a cheap car.

Nissan’s hatchback has a range of 160 kilometres miles), can be recharged through power supply in about hours, or topped up to 80 percent in 30 minutes at electric recharging

John O’Connor, director of University’s low carbon vehicle project, described the Leaf as

It is ground-breaking for the first high-volume vehicle, O’Connor told but also cautioned that it was expensive. and really for the early

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Nissan hopes electric will boost growth and with Mitsubishi Motors’ and Fuji Heavy, which the Subaru Plug-in Stella.

the world’s largest car maker, has on petrol-electric hybrids such as the but has also promised to launch its own car by 2012.

Nissan does not to be beaten by Toyota in the marketplace for emission-free cars, according to

It shows that Renault-Nissan are ahead of the pace on this, added.

Toyota took a lead on the industry with technology. This is an attempt to back the initiative.

However, he sounded a note of about the economic outlook the eurozone’s mounting crisis high levels of state

It’s becoming unstable it could turn quite and if it does then the car industry be in a difficult situation, said

From December, Nissan sell the Leaf in Japan for million yen, when incentives are included.

Technological in the development of long-lasting lithium-ion have significantly and lowered the of electric vehicles and increased range and top speed potential.


The Leaf will not be the first electric car on the market. Mitsubishi recently rolled out its i-MiEV while Fuji Heavy launched the Subaru plug-in

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