Electric cars are not very common in Singapore, which is a shame because they are touted for being very eco-friendly and are widely-used in other developed countries. So we’re pretty thrilled to showcase this Nissan Leaf electric car as part of our Itasha display!
As an all-electric car, the Nissan Leaf produces no tailpipe pollution or greenhouse gas emissions at the point of operation, and contributes to reduced dependence on petroleum.
Powering it up is simple! All you have to do is plug it into an electric car charging station.While electric cars are not widespread in Singapore, charging stations are surprisingly rather accessible. This webpage shows all the carparks in Singapore with charging stations. And as Singapore is such a small country and a full charge lasts hours, you never have to worry about being stranded. Additionally, the government has pledged to set up 2000 vehicle charging points. More importantly, according to Singtech, an electric car can save its user more than $2,500 a year in petrol. It also incurs less repairs and wear and tear due to fewer moving parts compared to its petrol-consuming counterpart.
It’s definitely time for car enthusiasts and potential car owners to start looking at the electric vehicle market!
And of course, don’t forget to spread the awareness, and take lots of pictures with this beautiful and eco-friendly itasha at EOY Cosplay Festival! The artwork was created just for EOY, by local art group Daiyaku Studios, featuring their original characters Daiya and Aitori.
EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 is held on 10 and 11 December from 10am to 7pm, both days!