First two Nissan LEAF arrive in Thimphu

Nissan CEO Mr. Carlos Ghosn presents two Nissan LEAFS to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Photo: PM's Facebook
Nissan CEO Mr. Carlos Ghosn presents two Nissan LEAFs to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Photo: PM’s Facebook

First two electric cars have arrived the country silently, which Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay made it public officially.

Nissan Motor, the Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Yokohama, presented the two cars to Bhutan this week.

Prime Minister Tobgay received the cars from Nissan Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn in Thimphu.

The Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle, is the best-selling EV in history with a 45 per cent global market share of electric vehicles.

The company started producing this car i 2010 and as of January 2014, the car is delivered to 35 countries and sold over 100,000 units.

Nissan has appointed Thunder Motors as its national sales company in Bhutan. As Nissan’s local business partner, Thunder Motors will be responsible for the importation, distribution and after sales support of Nissan vehicles in Bhutan.

RGoB is targeting EVs as a key strategy to achieve its goal of becoming a zero emissions nation.

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