With the Nissan LEAF, which celebrates its 10th anniversary, more than 500,000 motorists have gone electric, themselves helping to popularize mobility without exhaust emissions.
Nissan celebrates the 10th anniversary of the LEAF, its all-electric compact sedan. , and the delivery of 500,000 LEAF since its launch in 2010.
“In marking these milestones, we would first like to express our gratitude to all the customers who have been on this electrifying journey with us,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “By switching to 100% electric mobility, these 500,000 customers around the world have brought us all closer to a more sustainable and resilient society. "
Produced at factories in Japan, the United States and Europe, the all-electric Nissan LEAF is now sold in 59 countries around the world. As its battery capacity, performance and efficiency have improved, the LEAF has evolved from being a vehicle suitable for commuting to that of a versatile vehicle, meeting a wide range of needs and modes of travel. customer life.
Beyond mobility, the Nissan LEAF can also redistribute its electricity to power homes and businesses, and to provide energy in the aftermath of natural disasters. Along with other Nissan electrified vehicles, the LEAF continues to lead the way in the brand's electrification strategy.
500,000 customers and 16 billion kilometers traveled
From the first version, a real pioneer in 2010, to the latest LEAF e + introduced in 2019, the Nissan LEAF has continued to progress. Its engine has gone from 109 to 217 hp., Its battery capacity from 24 to 62 kWh, and it has introduced a large number of technologies: it is this which in 2018, inaugurated ProPILOT assisted driving in Europe, the first step towards autonomous driving from Nissan.
And the 500,000 customers who have chosen the Nissan LEAF have helped drivers around the world understand the benefits of electric vehicles, both in terms of durability and convenience, in everyday life.
Nissan estimates that LEAF owners have driven 16 billion kilometers around the world so far, avoiding the emission of more than 2.5 million tonnes of CO2.
Customers also expect 100% electric and electrified cars to make their daily lives more enjoyable. To this end, Nissan is pursuing its electrification strategy. This year, the brand unveiled the all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover. It embodies and concentrates all of Nissan's know-how in this market and incorporates the latest technologies from the Nissan Intelligent Mobility brand vision.
The Nissan Ariya is a key model in the company's Nissan NEXT transformation plan. As part of this plan, Nissan plans to sell 1 million electric and electrified vehicles per year by 2023, whether they are 100% electric or equipped with the Nissan e-POWER engine.
“Nissan could not have reached this symbolic milestone without the full commitment, over these 10 years, of our employees around the world and of our valued suppliers and dealers,” said Makoto Uchida. “Together, we are working to expand the range of electric and electrified vehicles in order to make them ever more accessible. "
Note to Editors: Distances and emissions shown are based on Nissan Global Data Center calculation, as of October 2020.
Calculation: Total distance traveled recorded in GDC data, extrapolated to approximately 50% of Nissan LEAF global volume.