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Ortigas Christmas tree lit up by Nissan Leaf

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Leading the lighting of the Ortigas Center’s Christmas tree by the Nissan Leaf is Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo (third from right). He is joined by Nissan Philippines General Manager for Marketing Edgardo Obias, General Manager for Sales Rolando Navarro, and Assistant General Manager for Communications Daximilan Avenido. With them are Barangay San Antonio Captain Raymond Lising, and Ortigas Center Association General Manager Adelo Jandayan. — PHOTO FROM NISSAN PHILIPPINES

A FULLY electric Nissan Leaf was used to light up the giant Christmas tree of the Ortigas Center recently as the business district formally welcomed the yuletide season.

The activity showcased the powerful V2X technology of the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle. Present at the Christmas tree-lighting activity were Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, Barangay San Antonio Captain Raymond Lising, and representatives of the Ortigas Center Association, Inc., led by General Manager Adelo Jandayan.

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology enables bi-directional charging to use energy from the Leaf battery to power home and office, or simply give back energy to the power grid.

“Nissan and Pasig City share a common vision of a smarter, safer, and more sustainable future, and the adoption of electric vehicles in the country is an important part of this future. We hope that the Nissan Leaf, lighting this Christmas tree in one of the country’s foremost business centers, offers a shining symbol of hope and a bright future for Filipinos,” said Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima.

Nissan will also be displaying the Nissan Leaf to showcase the powerful V2X technology by lighting Christmas trees in Glorietta on Dec. 11 to 13, and Alabang Town Center on Dec. 18 to 20.

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