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Samuel Gaston, Regional Product Manager, Vehicle Sales Department at Courtesy Garage Ltd, yesterday showing how the new second generation Nissan Leaf is charged. (Photo by Reco Moore.)

The new second-generation Nissan Leaf is proving to be a fast seller at Courtesy Garage Ltd weeks after the government introduced a cost-cutting policy on electric vehicles (EVs).

During the launch of the vehicle at the Wildey dealership, St Michael yesterday, Regional Product Manager, Vehicle Sales, Samuel Gaston said the majority of vehicles the company has recently imported have sold.

“The interest has been huge since the announcement last month… I did a check yesterday (Wednesday) and 95% of what we have on the ground is booked to go,” he said .

Last month, the company, in a press release, announced that it had received a shipment of about ten vehicles with 60 more on the way.

During the financial statement and budget proposals on Monday March 14, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that from April 1, an excise tax and value added tax holiday on electric vehicles would come into effect. for 24 months. (SB)

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