“But I also want government to commit to the infrastructure to support this and for more people to get behind LEAF and electrification.
“As far as air quality goes it’s the right choice for the community. As far as noise pollution goes it’s the right choice for the community.
“I’ve been overseas and seen the extraordinary EV infrastructure and it’s not hard to do.”
With the new Nissan LEAF arriving next year, Günsberg is excited about the progress from generation to generation.
“What excites me the most, considering I’ve been driving a Nissan LEAF since 2011, is in this short amount of time, the incredible leaps of energy density within the battery pack,” said Günsberg.
“It’s incredible what Nissan has achieved in five years, can you imagine where we will be in five more years?
“It is unbelievable the innovation that takes place, it’s at the cutting edge of innovation and design, it’s so exciting.”
Given his enthusiasm towards LEAF, environment and sustainability, and the electric future of motoring, Nissan felt Günsberg was the perfect person, to host the event.
“It’s rare to find someone with a profile who is so believing of a product and is desperate to align themselves with it,” said Nissan Australia managing director, Stephen Lester.
“Osher’s passion for Nissan LEAF and electric vehicles is obvious, as too is his desire to not only influence government infrastructure policy and support, but to inspire more Australians to consider this product, is commendable.
The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with over 360,000 global sales.
With a more powerful 40kWh battery and a real world driving range of up to 270kms (WLTP combined cycle#), the new Nissan LEAF has an improved 110kW of power – up 38 per cent versus the outgoing model – and 320Nm or torque, an increase of 14 per cent over the first generation, making driving exhilarating.