24 Jun '11, 7pm

Nissan Leaf and the Japan Earthquake, a symbiotic relationship

Nissan Leaf and the Japan Earthquake, a symbiotic relationship

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery The earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck Japan in early March deeply affected the Nissan Leaf in some surprising ways. We've heard multiple times about the way the quake impacted – or will impact – production and sales in a negative way (details here ), but the truth is that the quake and the resulting recovery period have made some people even more emphatic that the Leaf – and, truth be told, all electric cars – is the right kind of car for the 21st Century. "Nissan's goal is not becoming a [Zero Emission] car provider but a creator of ZE society by taking a comprehensive ZE approach." This was written of a slide in a recent presentation by Hideaki Watanabe, Nissan's vice-president of zero-emissions vehicles. A ZE society, for example, recognizes that, in some circumstances, a battery-powered car can do much more...

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