The holidays are just around the corner, and there's no better way to mark the occasion than by lighting up a Christmas tree. This year, the Ortigas Center set up a giant Christmas tree to ring in the holiday spirits despite the on-going pandemic. They also got a little help to light it up too. Rather than just simply plugging it into a socket, they used a Nissan Leaf.

Yes, the giant Christmas tree you see here is powered by the Leaf EV – a model Nissan Philippines will be launching very soon. For those unfamiliar with the vehicle, it features Nissan's V2X bi-directional charging technology, which allows electricity to flow in two ways. Not only can this system charge up the vehicle's battery, but it can return power as well. As a result, Leaf can be used to power homes, offices, or in this case, a giant Christmas tree.

“Nissan and Pasig City share a common vision of a smarter, safer, and more sustainable future and the adoption of electric vehicles in the country is an important part of this future. We hope that the Nissan Leaf, lighting this Christmas tree in one of the country’s foremost business centers, offers a shining symbol of hope and a bright future for Filipinos,” said president and Managing Director for Nissan in the Philippines, Atsushi Najima.

Didn't get to see the Leaf light up the Christmas tree at Ortigas? The EV will be heading to Glorietta in Makati City to light up the mall’s Christmas tree from December 11 to 13. It will then do a similar activity at the Alabang Town Center from December 18 to 20.

Want to know more about the Leaf and its V2X technology? Visit the upcoming displays to see Nissan Philippine's upcoming EV at work.