Written by: Natalie Scarr, Nissan Asia and Oceania
A supercar lover's choice to go electric with the all-new Nissan LEAF What would make a high-performance vehicle fanatic and engineer, not only change his car preference – but swap his German supercar for an electric vehicle (EV) and become the first new Nissan LEAF owner in Singapore? The answer: a 30-minute test drive, a unique car and a vision.
“I was in love immediately” explained a smiling Christian Sauzedde, Managing Director of Astuce Technologies and first owner of the all-new Nissan LEAF in Singapore. “I bought the car in one week”.
Christian’s career led him to the most meaningful aspect of his life - consciousness about the environment. “My wife and I now own and run a company in Singapore that specializes in pulp and paper recycling. I realized that my professional activities, that save millions of tons of CO2, were not in accordance with my personal driving choices."
Switching to an electric vehicle was therefore a natural progression for Christian. After just one test drive, he bought the Nissan LEAF.
Beyond the driving experience, it’s the notion of sustainable mobility that truly anchored his decision to go electric and to advocate it to others too.
Being the very first new Nissan LEAF owner in Singapore is definitely a title to have! But more importantly, this car represents a change we all need to think about and feel responsible for.
Six months into his electric vehicle ownership, the ultimate question that remains is: what would he tell other supercar lovers about going electric?
"Electric vehicles are not a compromise between performance and comfort. Just try it. Electric motors can go to extremely high speeds. The range is also perfectly convenient, as we just charge the car during our time at the office. Next, the world will be all electric. It's a matter of time. And one day I hope this car, the Nissan LEAF, and a supercar will race side by side. I know who will win."