Nissan Leaf Will Blow Into China As The Venucia Morning Wind

Nissan Leaf will blow into ChinaThe name for the Chinese version of the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a real touchy-feely vibe to it, if you can get past the snickering. The Japanese automaker and its Chinese collaborator, Dongfeng, will sell the EV as part of the partnership's Venucia advanced-powertrain sub-brand. The companies used the recent Guangzhou Auto Show to announce that the model will be called the "Morning Wind".

The Nissan-Dongfeng joint-venture first announced the Venucia brand in July 2011. Less than a year later, the China State Council said it hoped to have as many as 5 million plug-in vehicles on China's roads by 2020 as a way to address pollution issues with rapidly growing pollution in the country's largest cities