Sébastien Buemi, one of the most successful drivers in Formula E history and LEAF owner, shares how he has embraced electric vehicles (EVs) on and off the track. In doing so the racing driver hopes to inspire others to switch to driving a 100 percent electric vehicle, as part of Nissan’s My Life with a Nissan LEAF series.
Buemi’s passion for EVs perfectly mirrors Nissan’s wider purpose as a brand committed to electrification and achieving carbon neutrality. Being an electric car driver is an integral part of Buemi’s professional and family life.
Sébastien Buemi, Nissan Formula E driver, said: “I drive electric every day, not just when I’m competing, but also on the school run and running errands around my home city in Switzerland. My Nissan LEAF enables me to enjoy the thrill of EV, even when I’m not on the track.”
Since competing in Formula E, Buemi has been completely won over by the power and efficiency of electric vehicles. Like his Formula E racing car, the advanced technology in Sébastien’s LEAF helps optimise on-road efficiency.
Buemi added: “Racing for Nissan in Formula E, I have been impressed by the exhilarating power delivery, acceleration and energy management that electric vehicles provide.
“The LEAF brings excitement to my daily driving. The instant rush of power from the innovative e-Pedal and the LEAF’s battery efficiency, including its regenerative braking, makes the experience behind the wheel even more reassuring.”
Buemi joins a fleet of drivers surprised by the range of their LEAF, which offers a range of up to 239 miles (385km). He also feels charging his LEAF is an easy and stress-free experience thanks to the various ways of charging available and an infrastructure which has increased year after year.
Buemi concluded: “In the last 10 years, charging point infrastructure has improved enormously. Even in Switzerland where I live, it’s really easy to find a charging point, making it a seamless experience charging my LEAF.”