The Canadian PressFebruary 21, 2014 05:17
TOKYO - The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and Nissan are partnering on electric cars, with the Japanese automaker's Leaf being chosen for the government fleet and taxis.
Under a deal announced Friday, Nissan will help Bhutan achieve its goal of becoming a zero-emissions nation.
Bhutan, with a population of 720,000, produces and exports hydro-electricity. But it's eager to reduce its dependence on oil imports.
The Leaf is the world's bestselling electric car, selling a cumulative 100,000 since going on sale in late 2010.