Although I have checked out this car in Tokyo back in end of 2010. Recently, the electric powered Nissan Leaf was awarded the Eco Innovation Award of the Year 2012 under NST Maybank COTY 2012 in Malaysia.
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As you aware the Nissan Leaf is not yet available for sale in Malaysia, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has been running their Leaf Ambassador Programme for the last 6 months in Malaysia to build the awareness of electric vehicles and give Malaysians a chance to experience the Leaf in their daily lives for six weeks.
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Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM, said “We are currently running our Leaf Pilot Programme with the objective of promoting eco green mobility. We are confident our programme will create awareness and educate the public on the importance of eco green mobility. We have just completed our first two batches of Leaf Ambassadors and their feedback on the car have been extremely encouraging”.
The Nissan Leaf was not the only Nissan recognised at the Awards. The multipurpose vehicle, Nissan Elgrand was awarded Premium MPV of the Year 2012. This fully-imported premium MPV comes equipped with premium features such as a private theatre entertainment system and an Advanced Around View Monitor parking camera which impressed the panel of judges.
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