25 Nov '13, 10pm

Nissan Leaf will blow into China as the Venucia Morning Wind

Nissan Leaf will blow into China as the Venucia Morning Wind

The name for the Chinese version of the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a real touchy-feely vibe to it, if you can get past the snickering. The Japanese automaker and its Chinese collaborator, Dongfeng, will sell the EV as part of the partnership's Venucia advanced-powertrain sub-brand. The companies used the recent Guangzhou Auto Show to announce that the model will be called the "Morning Wind ," according to China Car Times . No word on whether the reporter was cracking up while typing those words. The Nissan-Dongfeng joint-venture first announced the Venucia brand in July 2011. Less than a year later, the China State Council said it hoped to have as many as 5 million plug-in vehicles on China's roads by 2020 as a way to address pollution issues with rapidly growing pollution in the country's largest cities. As a result, companies like General Motors and Tesla have included...

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