Expo 2020 Dubai has signed up car giant Nissan as its official automotive partner.
The agreement, signed at an event held at the Expo site, will see the Japanese firm provide the Expo 2020 fleet, including electric vehicles and next generation cars featuring advanced technologies.
The Expo 2020 fleet will total around a thousand Nissan vehicles to support both the preparations for and delivery of the event. The vehicles will range from sedans and SUVs to pick-up trucks and buses. They will be used for a variety of purposes, including construction, VIP visits and transport for participants and organisers.
Nissan will also provide support for the fleet, such as maintenance, roadside assistance, insurance and Expo 2020 fleet branding.
Also included in the is the second generation of its top selling electric car Nissan Leaf, which was unveiled for the first time in the Middle East at the event.
Expo 2020 will be the first major organisation in the Middle East to use the Nissan Leaf. It’s hoped that learnings from the partnership will help accelerate the electrification of mobility in the region.