Last month, Nissan sold the 50,000th LEAF in the United States, reaffirming its place at the top of all things EV. It was announced last week that Nissan’s friendly little electric will break new ground in a new market at the end of the month when the automaker officially releases the LEAF in Mexico and becomes the first company to sell a fully-electric vehicle in the country.
“Nissan LEAF is a reality in the Mexican market,” said Airton Cousseau, CEO of Nissan Mexicana. “We are proud to be the pioneer company to introduce the first zero-emissions vehicle leader in sales worldwide in Mexico. This release represents an honor for us and recognizes a milestone in the history of innovation in Nissan, a cornerstone of our business strategy.”
The LEAF in Mexico will be made available through the Nissan certified dealership network in Mexico City with available Around View Monitor, “B Mode driving,” and 7” touchscreen among other features.
Nissan and the Government of the State of Morelos will also partner to create Latin America’s first electric corridor between Mexico City and Cuernavaca, and Mexico City is developing a plan to create charging infrastructure in Colonia Roma, Colonia Del Valle, Coyoacan, Polanco, Santa Fe, Ciudad Satelite, and San Angel.
“The main goal of this infrastructure is to increase the offer of charging stations to increase the confidence and safety when driving an electric vehicle, with the benefit of a responsible social change,” said Jorge Vallejo, director of external relations and government affairs for Nissan in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. “We understand the anxiety that driving an electric vehicle can cause without the proper infrastructure in each city, and the most important and positive fact is that every Nissan LEAF user has the chance to charge the vehicle at home.”
Drivers can expect to see the LEAF in Mexico on June 30.