Allianz Malaysia has revamped its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) with two new units of Nissan Leaf. The new EVs are a continuation of the company’s green agenda to reduce carbon footprint in terms of business logistics, which first began with its first EV fleet in 2015.
Both units of the Nissan Leaf are leased directly from Edaran Tan Chong Motor for a period of three years, and is available for employee-use.
Welcoming the two new Allianz-branded Nissan Leaf EVs, Allianz Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Zakri Khir said, “We were shopping around for a new fleet of EV cars and the Nissan LEAF was a great fit for many reasons […] This all bodes well for our green agenda and at the same time, we are looking forward to our employees enjoying a smooth and safe ride on us.”
The second-generation Nissan Leaf was launched here in Malaysia in July 2019. Boasting a 40 kWh battery pack, the Nissan Leaf is capable of a range of up to 270 km based on the WLTP combined cycle.
Using the provided 6.6 kW 30-ampere AC home charging cable, the Nissan Leaf charges from empty to 100% in approximately seven hours. A 50 kW quick DC charger meanwhile is capable of topping off a depleted battery in just 50 minutes.
The electric motor at the front axle is rated for an output of 150 hp and 320 Nm, which translates to a 0-100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds, onward to a top speed of 155km/h.
Other standard features on the Nissan Leaf include safety features such as Intelligent Forward Collision and Emergency Braking, Around View Monitor (360-degree view) with Motion Object Detection and Driver Alert warning, as well as the ‘e-Pedal’, allowing you to drive the EV using only just the accelerator pedal; regenerative braking will be automatically applied once the driver lifts off to charge the battery.
Globally, Nissan has already delivered more than 500,000 units of the Leaf since the model’s inception 10 years ago. Nissan estimates that the Leaf has collectively driven more than 14.8 billion kilometres, and helped prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.
Following the announcement of the sales tax exemptions until the 31st of December, the Nissan Leaf is priced at RM181,263 on the road, without insurance. For the full updated price list of Nissan models in Malaysia, click here.