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5 June 2013 – South Africa’s power utility Eskom has embarked on a three year research project together with motor vehicle manufacturer Nissan. This work will include the testing of the all-electric Nissan Leaf. A fleet of 10 Nissan Leafs was handed over to Avis fleet services to manage the vehicles on Eskom’s behalf.

The project is ahead of Nissan SA’s plans to formally launch the Leaf later in 2013, which will thus become South Africa’s first commercially available fully electric vehicle.

Barry MacColl, Eskom’s general manager, research, testing and development, says, “Eskom has been doing electric vehicle (EV) research for several years with the intention of understanding the impact of EVs on our grid. We also want to understand usage patterns and charging characteristics of the cars themselves to design grid solutions and tariffs for e-mobility.”



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