Nissan eco-friendly taxis to be used in Amman, Jordan

Nissan has agreed to a historical Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Greater Amman Municipality in Jordan for supplying the Kingdom with its first 100 Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 electric automobiles. The automobiles, to be provided by Bustami & Saheb (BSTC), Nissan’s special distributor in the Kingdom, will be run by Amman’s Al Mumayaz Taxi Company in Jordan and will be the very first electric vehicles of their kind to be utilized in the Middle East.

“The Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 are Nissan’s top electric vehicles in markets all over the world and deal fully-electric operation with absolutely no tailpipe emissions,” stated Samir Cherfan, Nissan Middle East’s Managing Director. “This historic agreement in between Nissan, Bustami & Saheb and the Greater Amman Municipality shows the Kingdom’s positive vision for a sustainable future that begins with eco-friendly public transport. Awareness of the benefits of sustainable car for both private and commercial usage will certainly increase from this agreement, which serves as proof-of-concept for future EV applications in the region will draw interest to the positive impact of EVs on public health, the economy and most significantly, the environment.”

With over 240,000 Nissan EVs sold worldwide, the LEAF and e-NV200 EVs have been proven all-electric vehicles that are environmental-friendly and give off zero CO2 or exhaust gases throughout operation. They produce hardly any noise during driving, making them ideal for the hectic streets of Amman, in addition to being spacious, fun-to-drive, and with low running expenses.

The Amman Municipality has started deploying vehicle-charging stations in huge parts of the city to begin constructing an EV charging network. The Municipality will continue to expand the variety of readily available stations to cover a wider location.

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