Both parties will, based on the agreement, start the market feasibility study of electric cars in Wuhan beginning in 2011 with 25 Nissan electric vehicles.
The Wuhan Government will build 250 EV chargers to support vehicle operations in selected areas. Additionally, two quick chargers also will be installed in Wuhan. Further, Nissan and Wuhan Government will collaborate on education and awareness programs.
Wuhan is one of 13 pilot cities with alternative energy vehicle programs supported by the Chinese government. It is also the first city in China to enter into a partnership with the Alliance on the development of zero-emission mobility. The two parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding to promote the development of zero-emission mobility in China in April 2009.
Nissan LEAF will be the first vehicle to launch under this agreement. It is the world’s first affordable EV for the global mass market and will go on sale in Japan, the United States and Europe in late 2010.