SANTIAGO, Chile – Nissan Chile delivered a fleet of 25 LEAF electric vehicles to employees of Enel, Chile’s largest electricity group in terms of installed capacity. The initiative is part of the first electric vehicle sales program exclusively for fleet customers in Chile.
The ceremony was led by Chile’s Minister of Energy, Andrés Rebolledo; the general manager of Enel Chile, Nicola Cotugno; and the CEO of Nissan Chile, Santiago Castro.
As part of its sustainability policy, Enel offered its employees a subsidy for the purchase of an electric car. Following a raffle, 25 of its employees selected a Nissan LEAF.
"Today we celebrate a very important milestone for Enel, which will mark a before and after in the massification of electric mobility in Chile,” said Nicola Cotugno, general manager of Enel Chile.
"Through our workers, we will put electric cars in circulation in the streets of Santiago. This delivery confirms that electric mobility is viable and attractive in price compared to conventional cars. Besides, we take a very important step in the real contribution to the decontamination of our city.”
LEAF vehicles marketed by Nissan Chile will be supported by the distributor Salazar & Israel, which has the equipment and technical knowledge to support this program.z
"We are happy to bring to Chile the best-selling electric car in the world,” said Santiago Castro, CEO of Nissan Chile. "Nissan LEAF is now available in the country exclusively for fleet customers. In the case of Enel, we share the vision and internal culture of using technology for the environment. We are pleased with the interest of its partners in being pioneers in Chile, in the same way that Nissan was when we launched the first electric vehicle of mass use in 2010. "
Nissan, through its Intelligent Mobility vision, seeks to integrate new technologies into the vehicle portfolio that deliver concrete benefits for the customer and the environment in an exciting way. A wide range of new technologies is available in all segments, from 360-degree cameras, autonomous driving cars and also electric and advanced propulsion vehicles, depending on the country.
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