Demystifying Electric Vehicles: Nissan pioneers first-ever digital EV education series

 

Tackles Asia and Oceania’s top four EV myths

Backed by seven decades of electric mobility expertise

 

Bangkok, Thailand (25 January, 2019) – In the past five years, global battery-only electric vehicle (EV) sales have increased 23-fold , with 37 per cent of South East Asian consumers now considering EVs for their next vehicle purchase. To actively support this growing demand for information on EVs, Nissan today launched its first education video series to bust myths and bring more awareness around electric vehicles.   

 

“Across the region, we consistently hear that people love the idea of EVs but many may not fully understand how EVs fit into their lifestyles or the usage basics,” said Yutaka Sanada, regional senior vice president for Nissan Asia & Oceania.

 

“As the world’s first automotive manufacturer to produce a mass market 100 per cent electric vehicle, with more than 70 years expertise in this form of automotive technology, we wanted to help promote awareness around this topic.

 

“To provide some insight, Nissan is packaging and sharing our practical knowledge on electric mobility with customers, through the voices of real people as they experience the technology first-hand.”    

 

The four-part video series covers charging, range, driving and ownership, thereby tackling the most common questions surrounding EVs and myths around them.

 

Leading the discussion, Tim Jarvis, Australian explorer and environmental scientist, and Naya Ehrlich-Adam, founder of sustainable food business Broccoli Revolution in Bangkok, team up to discuss questions about EVs based on their personal experiences and preferences.

 

Kicking off the series is the topic of charging.

 

In a 2018 Frost and Sullivan survey commissioned by Nissan2, an average of 59 per cent of South East Asian respondents listed charging options (the ability to charge at work, a charging point at home and the option to fast charge) as a motivating factor for purchasing an EV.

 

Charging convenience was identified as the second most important factor for purchasing an EV after safety standards. While there is significant potential demand for EVs, a lack of knowledge on available charging options stands as a major barrier for many.

 

Charging tips
In the first video on EV charging, Nissan shares data and tips on how EV owners can charge their vehicles, using the three main charging options for the Nissan LEAF as an example: standard outlet charging, wall box charging and quick charging. 

 

  • Similar to plugging a smartphone to charge, 80 to 90 per cent of Nissan LEAF owners choose to charge their cars at home with the universal cable that comes with their car, mostly overnight. 
  • LEAF owners have the option of equipping their homes, offices or any useful place with a wall box, which provides a full charge within 5-7 hours - faster than standard socket charging.
  • It takes just 40 to 60 minutes to replenish battery levels to 80 per cent via quick charging stations, often located in convenient areas such as shopping malls.

The video also clarifies potential safety concerns of some, highlighting charging EVs can be safely be performed in the rain – a situation often faced in the rainy season across Asia and Oceania.

 

“This first-ever series is launched at a key time as the EV conversation grows and policymakers across the region race to accelerate the adoption of EVs,” added Vincent Wijnen, senior vice president for Nissan Asia & Oceania.

 

“While the infrastructure develops, we aim to shed light for buyers on the truth behind EVs and debunk misconceptions on owning and driving such vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF.

 

“Like any new technology, people crave information about how it works, in real terms. And it was important to share such tips in a relatable manner that buyers can understand, supported by Nissan expertise.”

Video link - 

https://newspress-nissanleaf.s3.amazonaws.com/videos%2Foriginal%2F355-CHARGINGclaim36H264.mp4

 

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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 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30 per cent increase in annualised revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with 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, symbolised 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 partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

 

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For further information:

 

Karla Leach  

General Manager – Corporate Communications

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4509

Email: karla_leach@nissan.com.au

 

Tony Mee  

Corporate Communications Manager

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4227

Email: tony_mee@nissan.com.au

 

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