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Video: Nissan unveils second-gen electric vehicle at Expo 2020 site

Nissan Leaf will be part of the 1,000-strong Expo 2020 fleet that Nissan will be providing as the event's official automotive partner

Nissan has unveiled the second generation of its electric car, Nissan Leaf, in the Middle East for the first time.

The unveiling was conducted at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai, during which it was also revealed that the Japanese car manufacturer has been selected as the event’s official automotive partner.

According to the company, Nissan Leaf supports its vision of “intelligent mobility” and focusses on three key aspects: intelligent driving, intelligent power, and intelligent integration.

The car’s features include the e-Pedal, which reportedly allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate, stop, and hold the car with just the use of the accelerator pedal; and the e-powertrain, which offers a power output of 110 kW, 38% more than the previous generation Nissan Leaf.

Read: Nissan sales rise by 4.6% despite 'sluggish' Middle East market

Torque has been increased by 26%, to 320 Nm, the manufacturer said, adding that the second-generation Nissan Leaf comes with NissanConnect, which enables the sharing of power between electric vehicles and homes, buildings and power grids.

Kalyana Sivagnanam, president for the Middle East and regional vice president for Africa, Middle East and India at Nissan, said: “The Nissan intelligent mobility strategy defines our efforts towards transforming the mobility sector by enhancing the overall driving experience, in addition to key factors, including power performance and integration.

“As a brand immersed in innovation, mobility, and sustainability, we’re looking forward to working closely with the Exo 2020 Dubai team to drive these pillars forward, and we are confident that Nissan’s strong presence at the Expo can create a lasting legacy that [will go] beyond 2020.”

Check out the video below to see the unveiling of the second-generation Nissan Leaf at the Expo 2020 site, and to hear more about the partnership between Nissan and Expo 2020 Dubai.

 

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