All Nissan passenger vehicles in Singapore will be electrified by 2022, the company announced at the opening of the Singapore Motorshow 2019.
The move is part of an initiative to make innovation “available and accessible to more customers”, the company said.
Among its targets, the firm aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles – pure electric models (EVs) or those with e-Power powertrains – annually across the entire model lineup.
“The Asia and Oceania region is primed for electrification. We are seeing an increasing need for sustainability, along with growing support from various governments in the region for the development of EV infrastructure,” said regional senior vice-president of Nissan Motor Asia and Oceania Yutaka Sanada.
Singapore is one of the first nations to electrify, in terms of both vendors and infrastructure, said Mr Sanada.
“We look forward to building the future of mobility in Singapore and around the region, offering technology for everyone and moving towards a more sustainable world.”
Registrations of interest are now open for the second-generation Leaf, which will spearhead Nissan’s electrification drive in the Republic with a Q2 2019 launch.
The car has 300km of range and has an e-Pedal, which integrates acceleration and braking into the accelerator pedal.
Also coming in the second half of 2019 is the Nissan Serena e-Power, the automaker’s best-selling MPV in Japan.
E-power is Nissan’s system where a car is powered by an electric motor and battery, which is charged by a gas engine.
It offers the benefits of an electric vehicle but with lesser range anxiety.
Tan Chong International’s deputy chairman and managing director Glenn Tan said the introduction of new models and technologies like the new Leaf and Serena e-Power “illustrates Nissan’s unwavering commitment to innovation and sustainable driving”.