One of the first motor manufactures to pioneer a mass market electric vehicle was Nissan, with the production of the LEAF more than a decade ago. The half a million LEAF models built globally coincides with World EV day on 9 th September 2020. The 500 000 100% electric cars have travelled over 14.8 billion clean-air kilometres contributing towards a more sustainable society preventing more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.
The Nissan LEAF has won many accolades around the globe including Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, World Car of the Year 2011 and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012. (Maria Jansen from Norway became the happy owner of car number 500 000).
The LEAF offers customers advanced technologies to enhance safety, comfort and control on the road including the award winning ProPILOT a ‘hands-on eyes-on’ system that allows the car to stop, restart and stay centered in its lane. E-pedal technology is also a feature for one-pedal driving.
The Nissan LEAF has a 40 kwh battery with a range of 270 kms per charge. This model is ideal for short trips around town and normal daily use. For a longer commute the LEAF e+ is available with a 62 kwh battery achieving 385 km range
on a full charge.
With consumers across the globe looking for ways to achieve cleaner air and reduced noise pollution the Nissan LEAF is certainly contributing a better environment for all.