Nissan has achieved another incredible milestone as it has just announced that it has produced the 500,000th Leaf. This amazing result was achieved at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, England, almost a decade after the model first went on sale. The plant has built more than 175,000 Leaf cars since it began producing the model in 2013.
According to Nissan, the widely popular electric vehicle has been a pioneer towards a more sustainable society, with over 14.8 billion clean-air kilometres driven since 2010. Leaf owners around the world have helped prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.
The success of this product does not come as a surprise as the Nissan Leaf is a quality EV. It has a range of up to 239 WLTP miles and it offers two versions. There is a standard one with a 40-kWh battery and a 110 kW motor, and the e+ with a 62-kWh battery supported by a 160 kW motor.
The Leaf also 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 centred in its lane – and e-Pedal technology for one-pedal driving.
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 pollution. The Leaf is considered one of the best products to lead this transition, according to Helen Perry, head of electric passenger cars and infrastructure at Nissan Europe
“Consumers have seen what cleaner air and reduced noise pollution feel like during lockdowns,” she said. “Now more than ever, they’re looking to take positive steps towards a more sustainable future and the Nissan Leaf contributes to these efforts.”