Nissan Leaf leads the way with electric vehicles
Refined by over ten years of expertise and innovation, Nissan sheds light on LEAF’s journey with 10 fascinating insights, from rewriting the EV rule book in 2010, to the thrilling, tech-packed model of today.
As the first mass-market electric vehicle, LEAF led the way in establishing the foundation for modern EVs. With an innovative approach to electrified mobility, Nissan LEAF has helped customers, cities and governments achieve a more sustainable future.
Today, over half a million LEAFs have been sold worldwide, with the 500,000th model rolling off the UK production line in Sunderland in September this year.
Battery technology developed for the LEAF is helping to power homes and businesses, including the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, and Nissan EV technology is at the heart of pioneering UK trials of vehicle-to-grid energy management services.
Consumers too are getting charged up by plug power. In the UK, battery electric vehicle registrations increased by 168% from Jan-end October, compared to the same period in 2019*, with more buyers than ever getting switched on to the benefits of zero emission motoring. And in Europe, sales have surged with 132% year-on-year increase in battery electric vehicle registrations from July to September 2020[i].
“Over the past decade the journey of transformation with the Nissan LEAF represents the true innovation and advancements of EV development at Nissan.” Said Helen Perry, Head of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe. “Customers continue to choose the Nissan LEAF for its powerful & agile driving experience supported by its advanced driving technologies such as the e-pedal. It is the perfect balance of exciting yet sustainable mobility.”