NIS­SAN AND EN­TER INTO ELEC­TRIC VE­HI­CLE RE­SEARCH PRO­JECT

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Ear­lier this week it was an­nounced that Nis­san would be do­nat­ing 10 of its “Leaf” elec­tric cars to a joint re­search pro­ject with national elec­tric­ity provider Eskom. The fleet ad­min­is­tra­tion and main­te­nance of the elec­tric ve­hi­cles will be man­aged by Avis Fleet Ser­vices (AFS). Barry MacColl, Eskom’s gen­eral man­ager, Re­search, Test­ing and De­vel­op­ment, elab­o­rated on the pro­ject: “Eskom has been do­ing EV re­search for sev­eral years with the in­ten­tion of un­der­stand­ing the im­pact of EVs on our grid,” he said, “and we also want to un­der­stand us­age pat­terns and charg­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics of the cars them­selves in or­der to de­sign grid so­lu­tions and tar­iffs for e-mo­bil­ity.”

Nis­san Leaf

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