Kanagawa Prefectural Government takes delivery of first Nissan LEAFs in Japan
The prefectural government is using 10 Nissan LEAFs, of which six will be designated for official prefecture use, with the other four serving as rental cars to be used in the prefecture’s “EV Sharing Model Business”.
Kanagawa Prefecture has introduced large-scale purchase incentives for EVs, equivalent to half the amount of the subsidies already being provided by the national government. It has also accelerated the development of a charging infrastructure, including quick chargers and normal charging facilities.
Toshiyuki Shiga, chief operating officer of Nissan attended the Nissan LEAF handover ceremony held at the Kanagawa prefectural government's office and said: 'We are pleased to deliver the first Nissan LEAF in Japan to Kanagawa Prefecture, which serves as a model local government supporting EV promotion in Japan. With our global headquarters, R&D and production bases within the prefecture, we strive to be an active member of the community and contribute as much as we can to Kanagawa.'