Dongfeng Nissan launches first pure EV: Venucia e 30

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Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle has launched its first pure-electric vehicle model, e30, from its Venucia brand.

Prior to launch, a five million km pilot run across China was organized. Its starting price is set at RMB 267,800 (Rs 26.56 lakh).

With a five million km failure-free pilot program, involving 300 cars on the roads of Guangzhou, Xiangyang and Dalian the quality and safety of e30 have been checked.

With Nissan Global’s advanced technology, sales experience and know-how of electric vehicle, the Venucia e30 has been locally developed through careful studies about market situations and consumer needs in China, said, Jun Seki, president, Dongfeng Motor.

According to company statement, the e30 provides an example of optimal balance between driving range, affordability and convenient charging.

Running costs is estimated as one-seventh of petrol models available in China, due to the energy consumption of vehicle at 0.146kWh/km.

On a quick-charge of only five minutes the car can run about 60km .Both normal-charge and quick-charge options are available.

With the support from the local governments, authorities, utility networks and stakeholders, company aims to promote the use of electric vehicles across China for a more sustainable society, said, Susumu Uchikoshi, managing director, DFL PV.

The e30 is eligible for a purchase tax exemption as part of the Chinese government’s support for developing new energy vehicles. It will initially be launched in nine Chinese cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Wuhan, Tianjin, Zhengzhou and Hangzhou – and is expected to be available nationwide in 2015.

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