Nissan today announced that Dan Bednarzyk, currently vice president of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, is named to the newly created position of vice president, Total Delivered Cost, effective May 13.
The fully electric Nissan LEAF has been zooming across the country of Mexico for months now. So far, only taxi drivers and government officials in Mexico City and in Aguascalientes are driving them. But soon those in Mexico who want to drive a 100 percent pure electric car will be able to buy the Nissan LEAF.
There now are 30 Nissan NV2500s being used for ambulances by the Mexican Red Cross. The vehicle was a perfect choice, says the organization, because it can stand up to being driven for many miles on sometimes unstable terrain.
Nissan was an important participant during the opening ceremony of the Annual Mexican Red Cross Collection 2013, with 30 NV2500 units converted into ambulances that will offer support to people in need in Mexico.
Beginning this month, the city of Rio de Janeiro enters the zero-emission mobility era with the launch of the electric taxi program, a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, NBA and Petrobras Distribuidora.
About 70 taxi drivers in México have been driving fully electric Nissan LEAFs for more than a year now as part of a pilot program launched in 2011. The objective is to showcase the car's technology while building experience and evidence of the Nissan LEAF potential under various driving conditions in México.