Published on September 14th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Nissan Has Built Half a Million LEAFs
Most of us were unaware that World EV Day fell on the 9th of September, just last week. Nissan were acutely aware of this, being one of the largest EV manufacturers in the world. In fact, they built their 500,000th LEAF electric 5-door hatchback on the 9th itself.
This 500,000th LEAF was a 2nd generation model and it rolled off the line at Sunderland, England. It ended up in the hands of its owner Maria Jansen, in Norway. This manufacturing milestone took Nissan nearly ten years to achieve.
Here’s the press release with more.
In celebration of World EV Day, Nissan today marked the production of the 500,000th LEAF, the world’s first mass-market 100% electric car. With half a million LEAFs built globally, customers around the world continue to embrace the pioneering zero-emission vehicle.
The milestone was achieved at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, England, almost a decade after the model first went on sale.
The Nissan LEAF has won accolades around the world including World Car of the Year 2011, Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012. More importantly, the car has earned the trust of hundreds of thousands of customers.
The LEAF offers customers advanced technologies to enhance safety, comfort and control on the road. These include the award-winning ProPILOT – a “hands-on, eyes-on” system that allows the car to stop, restart and stay centered in its lane – and e-Pedal technology for one-pedal driving.
Paving the way for an electrified future
LEAF owners have driven more than 14.8 billion clean-air kilometers since 20101. Collectively, they have helped prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.
During recent lockdowns, air quality improved around the world due to a decrease in CO2-emitting activities. In Europe, studies show that 68% of people support measures to prevent a return to previous levels of air pollution2.