Four out of 800 participants have been selected to test drive the Nissan Leaf for 6 weeks, part of Nissan's Journey to Zero Emission programme.
The four Nissan Leaf ambassadors will share their experience and provide feedback about the electric vehicle.
For this programme alone, Edaran Tan Chong Motor has brought in 10 Nissan Leaf units, all of which will not be for sale, but primarily to promote awareness on electric vehicles.
"The whole purpose of launching this Leaf pilot programme is to create public awareness and at the same time let the customer have experience. They are many-many customers still feel, perceive that this EV is not a car," said ETCM Managing Director, Datuk Ang Bon Beng.
The Nissan Leaf runs solely on battery power.
It has a range of around 160 kilometers and will take up to 8 hours to be fully charged.
The car is expected to be available in the country in the near future but will depend on consumer demands.
"Well, as with everything new when you first start it's going to be a little bit testing and everyone is a bit worried but I think it is a way forward and with technological advances, we will probably be seeing electric cars on the road very quick," said Nissan Leaf Ambassador, Yoong Huey Yee.
This programme will allow people to experience an emission free motoring and increase their knowledge about electric vehicles.
This programme will also provide a demand for electric vehicles in Malaysia.