Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for Bhutan: Move towards a zero emission nation

Nissan Motor Corporation has appointed Thunder Motors as its national sales company in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The latter is responsible for import, distribution and aftersales support for Nissan cars here. An agreement was reached last week and came into immediate effect.

Nissan_Bhutan (5)A non-binding MOU was signed between RGOB and Nissan to support Bhutan’s quest to be a zero emission nation. To this end, first government and taxi fleets will be converted to EVs in Thimpu, its capital city. Plans entail development of a nationwide network of quick charging infrastructure using 100% renewable hydro-electric energy.

Founded in 2011, Thunder Motors is a local R&D firm, which focuses on designing electric vehicles for Bhutan and has has had experience in converting electric vehicles to suit Bhutan’s driving conditions.

“Bhutan has a bold national EV ambition,” said Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and responsible executive vice president for Zero Emission vehicle planning & strategy, Nissan Motor Corporation. “Working together with Thunder Motors as our local partner, we are delighted to supply Nissan LEAFs to help the country build its future vision of an electrified national transport infrastructure.”