Nissan marks a historic milestone this month as the world’s first mass-market all-electric vehicle, driven by more than 180,000 EV enthusiasts across Europe, reaches its tenth birthday.
During that time LEAF owners have prevented a massive 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year, while covering enough kilometres to drive around the earth 400,000 times!
Announcing the significant global milestone, Gianluca de Ficchy, Chairman of Nissan AMIEO, said: “With more than half a million LEAF sold globally, customers continue to embrace this pioneering electric vehicle. In celebrating how far we have come, we are pleased to highlight the impact our owners have made, leading us all towards a greener future. We are immensely proud of LEAF and our EV heritage and look forward to its innovative future.”
A cleaner future with zero tailpipe emissions
As its battery capacity, performance and efficiency have continued to improve, the Nissan LEAF has attracted the biggest and most loyal driver community worldwide. Owners have collectively travelled approximately 16 billion clean air kilometres since launch. This reaffirms Nissan’s mission to deliver a more sustainable and cleaner future.
The total number of LEAF sold globally has successfully prevented 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from entering the environment. It would take almost 100,000,000 trees to remove that amount of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere if released directly.
Efficient power and the thrill of electrified driving
Equipped with a zero emission powertrain, the LEAF is optimised from the ground up, delivering a fully electrified driving experience. Echoing the lightning-fast LEAF NISMO RC it inspired, LEAF delivers instant torque and exhilarating power, accelerating from 0 to 100 km (62mph) in 6.9 seconds.
On average, it can regenerate 744 kWh of clean energy every year when driven 18,000 kilometres – enough to power a mobile phone for 372 years.
Bringing excitement to our owners
To add to the 10 years celebration, Nissan and the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour bring excitement to some lucky LEAF owners who will have the opportunity to receive the UCL Trophy at home and enjoy a virtual exchange with UEFA ambassadors, such as the legend Clarence Seedorf. From December to February, the UCL Trophy will be travelling to Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
Travelling towards an electrified future
“As customer demand for EVs expands, and the need for them to be embedded into our daily lives increases, Nissan is committed to developing advanced electrified cars with technologies that help drivers feel more confident, connected and excited to join the EV revolution, said Arnaud Charpentier, Region Vice President, Product Strategy and Pricing, Nissan AMIEO. He added: “Drawing on the fun to drive nature of LEAF and its rich heritage, Nissan is developing a growing line-up of advanced electrified cars.”
In July this year, Nissan unveiled the all-electric crossover coupe Ariya. The Ariya embodies Nissan’s strengths in electric vehicle development and features the latest in Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies and design.
The Ariya is a key model in the company’s Nissan NEXT transformation plan, under which Nissan plans to sell 1 million electrified vehicles annually by 2023, including EVs and vehicles with e-POWER electrified powertrains.