Just a couple of days ago, when all the Indian cricket fans were excited to watch their country take on the New Zealand cricket team in the semi-final match of the 2019 ICC World Cup, Nissan organized a one of a kind match screening at the Orion mall in Bangalore. This screening was strategically held by Nissan in the I.T. capital of India, Bangalore, as the city is at the forefront of EV adoption in the country and already has the basic infrastructure for an EV to operate comfortably. With the focus suddenly changing towards EVs in India, Nissan is planning to launch its globally acclaimed Leaf electric car in the market by the end of this year.
Despite heavy rains and match delay, Nissan’s World Cup screening in Bangalore turned out to be a huge success. The event received a large footfall and was attended by many cricket fans and enthusiasts who were interested not only in the match but were also fascinated by Nissan’s flamboyant duo of the Leaf EV and Kicks SUV. The screening was completely powered by Nissan’s all-electric vehicle, the Leaf. The Leaf used its smart V2H or Vehicle to Home system to provide the screen with enough power to run for over 8 hours, throughout the India vs New Zealand semi-final match.
The amazing V2H system on the Nissan Leaf can act as a backup power supply for your house by providing power to all basic electrical appliances and help reduce the power consumption during peak periods and blackouts. All this power can easily be supplied from Nissan Leaf’s lithium-ion battery by installing a PCS (Power Control System) which is connected to the household’s distribution board, while plugged into the Nissan Leaf DC quick charge port.
With over 400,000 units sold globally, the LEAF is the world’s largest selling fully electric car. Globally, while the 62 Kwh, 214 hp version of the LEAF delivers a power-packed performance for every long-range need, there’s also a 40Kwh 147 hp version available for those looking for a more economical option.
Also present at the event was the official car of the ICC Cricket World Cup – the Nissan Kicks. The Kicks is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel and 1.5-litre petrol unit. The diesel engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol version comes paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
As Nissan has an 8-year-long partnership with the ICC (International Cricket Council), the carmaker is proving its commitment and passion to engage the cricket fans in the country. Nissan has played an important role in the run-up to the 2019 edition of the World Cup, as their latest launch, the Nissan Kicks took the baton and carried the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy across all 8 major cities in India, in a month-long tour that began in December 2018.
During the entire event, Nissan not only managed to promote the Kicks and their flagship EV, the Leaf but also brought true cricket fans under one roof at the Orion mall in Bangalore to show support for the country’s cricket team. Recently, the company had also given free tickets to 15 lucky Nissan Kicks owners to watch the ICC World Cup match between India and Pakistan. Being in a partnership with the ICC (International Cricket Council), Nissan has always tried their best to promote cricket throughout the country and with this special one-of-a-kind screening event, they have also managed to give the public a glimpse of the future which will be an era of “Intelligent Mobility”.