The Nissan LEAF e+ has passed the comprehensive Green New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) securing the maximum five-star rating from the independent testing body.
Established to promote the development of cars that are clean, energy-efficient and kind to the environment, the industry-leading Green NCAP initiative awarded the LEAF e+ a string of exceptional scores across its three testing parameters.
Nissan’s most popular electric vehicle (EV) was put through its paces in real-world and laboratory tests. These tests look at clean air, greenhouse gases and energy efficiency standards. The zero-emission LEAF e+ achieved perfect 10 out of 10 ratings in the first two assessments for Clean Air Index and Greenhouse Gas Index.
Underscoring the intelligent design of the fully electric 62kWh powertrain, the LEAF e+ secured 9.9 out of 10 for its impressive energy efficiency performance, with Green NCAP highlighting its innovative e-Pedal with regenerative energy technology.
Marco Fioravanti, Nissan AMIEO region vice president of product planning, said: “Since the model’s launch as the first mass-market electric vehicle in 2010, the Nissan LEAF has made sustainable, zero-emission mobility an attainable reality for hundreds of thousands of customers around the world.”
Dave Moss, Nissan AMIEO region senior vice president of research & development, said: “The maximum five-star rating for the LEAF e+ awarded by Green NCAP is a powerful testament to the quality of the product, and the extensive expertise that Nissan has gained throughout a pioneering decade of innovation in electrification.”
As the culmination of 10 years of development for the LEAF, which has now sold over half a million, the LEAF e+ offers customers a comprehensive blend of efficient electric power and intelligent driver assistance technologies.
The model’s 62kWh powertrain yields up to 240 miles (385km) of range, while the innovative e-Pedal allows drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using one pedal while maximising efficiency on the move.