Our friends at Plug In Cars talked to Paul Blokland, director at Segment Y, a Bangkok-based consultancy, who said Bangkok is a bad fit for EVs. It's too hot, so AC is pretty much required, and drivers often need to go too far. Blokland said only four Leafs have been sold in Thailand, all in 2012, but that hybrids are relatively popular in the Asian country.
Last month, Nissan started selling a version of the Navara (known here as the Frontier) pickup truck with a compressed natural gas (CNG) powertrain. For more on the green-car industry in Thailand, read this. The industry is growing, and Nissan said earlier this year it will open a new proving ground next to its production facility in Samut Prakan.