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Nissan Leaf Heading For South Africa With The Help of Eskom

It feels like an good couple of years now that the Nissan Leaf hit the market in the US to much fanfare. The Nissan Leaf is Nissan’s pride and joy electric vehicle. Finally it’s heading to South Africa, and Nissan seem to be taking it a little more seriously than I would have expected.

They’ve partnered with Eskom to test the leave over a 3 year period. The testing largely comprises tests to understand the impact EV’s will have on the already fragile grid.

Despite testing for such a long period of time, Nissan are pushing to get the Leaf on sale before the end of the year, but they still require some government approval before we’ll be able to buy one for everyday use.

It will be interesting to watch the outcome of the Leaf in SA. EV’s have long been touted as the future, and we’ve seen our fair share of Hybrids on the market, but the big question still remains, will EV’s be a solid and long term replacement for Petrol?

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