Nissan marks an historic milestone this month as the world’s first mass-market all-electric vehicle reaches its 10th birthday. The LEAF is currently driven by more than 180,000 electric car enthusiasts across Europe. During that time LEAF owners have prevented a massive 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year, while covering enough miles to drive around the earth 400,000 times.
The zero-emissions LEAF delivers instant torque and accelerates from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in 6.9 seconds. On average, it can regenerate 744 kWh of clean energy every year when driven 11184 miles (18,000 kilometres), which is enough to power a mobile phone for 372 years.
LEAF owners have collectively travelled approximately 16 billion clean air kilometres since its 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 atmosphere. It would take almost 100,000,000 trees to remove that amount of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere if released directly.
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 electric vehicle heritage and look forward to its innovative future.”