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Nissan Australia Kicks Off Nissan Technology Square

Aussies who want to find out how a Nissan Leaf works are invited to the Nissan Technology Square. The exhibit is organized by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co. (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. and starts today at Bondi Junction shopping mall in New South Wales. The event will take place from March 16 to March 20.

During the exhibition, Nissan will showcase how the company's automotive technologies work and the way they address the environment, safety and innovation. The all-electric Leaf will be shown for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. Visitors interested in the Nissan brand can experience the future of automobiles through the exhibition, interactive displays and demonstrations.

"We aim to start introduction of LEAF in Australia by 2012. Our aim is for the Australian people to gain more awareness of Zero-emission mobility while enjoying LEAF as well as our advanced and friendly technologies. Both environment and safety are important factors for Nissan not only as an automotive company but as a citizen in a sustainable society," said Dan Thompson, Managing Director of Nissan Australia.

The Leaf is a medium-size electric hatchback that is powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries that manage to develop 90 kW, while its electric motors produce 80 kW/280 Nm of torque. The car, which provides enough room for five passengers, can cover a maximum distance of 100 miles (160 km) per charge.

Other countries to stage the Technology Square include India, Dubai and Korea. At the exhibition booth, Nissan is going to hold programs for University students to share Nissan's current and advanced automotive technologies.


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