Nissan to unveil electrified mobility roadmap for ASEAN region

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Japanese automotive manufacturer Nissan will reveal their plans towards electrified mobility in the ASEAN region through its upcoming webinar.

Dubbed as Nissan FUTURES–Electrification and Beyond, with the theme, “Electrifying 250 million cars: an impossible dream?”, the interactive online webinar on February 4, will tackle strategies on how to make ASEAN a carbon-neutral region.

In a statement, Nissan said that Frost & Sullivan will be unveiling the results of a new study on consumer perceptions towards electrified mobility in Philippines, as well as neighboring countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

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The Japanese automaker cited the claim of World Health Organization (WHO), labelling air pollution and traffic noise pollution  as the top two greatest environmental risks to health. Based on the report, transportation produces an average high of 83dB noise level in key ASEAN cities—50 percent above the WHO-advised level.

Nissan ASEAN Regional Vice President Isao Sekiguchi said that their initiative to electrify the cars in the area would help create a sustainable future in the Southeast Asia.

“As ASEAN governments and business leaders adjust to the new normal in 2021, electrifying 250 million cars in ASEAN is a key step in creating a more sustainable future in Southeast Asia. Moreover, environmental sustainability has been underlined by economists and consultancies as one of the key engines to accelerate economic growth,” Sekiguchi said.

“As the pioneer in electrified mobility, Nissan is committed to make this dream reality. But we cannot do this alone; Nissan FUTURES is the platform to discuss bold policies and business plans to dare the impossible.”

Aside from Sekiguchi, the panel discussion will be joined by Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines President Edmund Araga; Thailand Ministry of Industry-Office of Industrial Economics Senior Expert Dusit Anantarak; and Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Intelligent Mobility Senior Vice President Vivek Vaidya. These key speakers will be imparting their knowledge on the changing attitudes towards electric vehicles over the last two years and the socially-critical subject of changing mobility priorities in the years to come.

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