Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is set to be the second electric vehicle to go on sale in Malaysia when Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) launches it in the third quarter of this year. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the only EV one can buy for now – the battery-powered small hatchback was launched in March for RM136k.

The network expansion of EV charging stations in KL and other cities will support the launch of the Nissan Leaf, ETCM’s executive director Datuk David Chen told reporters at the launch of another charging station at Bangsar Shopping Centre this morning.

Chen explained that the EV charging stations are initiatives by the private sector to support the government’s efforts to go green, promote sustainable mobility and set up an EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia.

Leaf

The charging station at BSC – equipped with a General Electric DuraStation level 2 charger – comes after similar facilities were set up at Suria KLCC and Lot 10 as well as Petronas Solaris in Serdang; click here to find out how it works.

We’ve driven the Nissan Leaf, and you can read all about it here. Even better is the insightful and detailed account of Daniel Yap, who was an “ambassador” for the Nissan Leaf pilot program – he drove the EV for six weeks.