UPDATE: The Leaf pilot program was officially launched today by Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry at ETCM’s PJ showroom

We know that the Nissan Leaf electric car is in town, ready to star in a pilot program by Edaran Tan Chong Motor. Looks like the public launch will happen this weekend in PJ, as seen on an invite posted on Nissan Malaysia’s Facebook page.

Since its a pilot program and not commercial sales, we figure that the battery powered Leaf will be loaned out to individuals for tests. On sale commercially elsewhere, the Leaf is the reigning Japanese Car of the Year for 2011-2012, the first EV to win the award. The Leaf is also the 2011 European Car of the Year and the 2011 World Car of the Year winner.

Stay tuned for updates!