The Nissan LEAF is the primary electrical automotive to surpass 400,000 gross sales. Launched in 2010 because the world’s first mass-market electrical car, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in which in making the joy and comfort of electrical driving accessible to non-luxury consumers.
In launching the first-generation LEAF, Nissan pledged to change into a worldwide chief in producing and selling autos with zero tailpipe emissions. The corporate dedicated itself to working with governments and utility firms to assist the adoption of electrical autos, make charging them simpler and extra handy, and develop second-life makes use of for electrical automotive batteries.
Since then, Nissan has shaped partnerships around the globe beneath its Nissan Vitality initiative. These partnerships will leverage the power of electrical automotive batteries to retailer vitality and share it with houses, companies and energy grids—making electrical autos much more helpful, whereas selling environment friendly vitality use.
In the meantime, LEAF homeowners have pushed their automobiles greater than 10 billion kilometers in whole. The variety of LEAF autos bought since 2010 is sufficient to save 3.eight million barrels of oil a 12 months.
Final 12 months, the LEAF was not solely the best-selling electrical car in Europe, but in addition the top-selling automotive of any type in Norway.
The Nissan LEAF is offered in additional than 50 markets globally. It’ll go on sale in six new markets in Latin America within the first half of this 12 months and 7 in Asia and Oceania by the tip of the 12 months.
The powertrain of the second-generation LEAF, which debuted in 2017, produces 110 kW of energy and 320 N·m of torque. Lately, a mannequin with a brand new powertrain joined the lineup: the Nissan LEAF e+, which presents elevated energy and roughly 40% further vary. Gross sales of the LEAF e+ started in late January in Japan. US gross sales will start this spring, and Europe will observe shortly thereafter.
The Nissan LEAF is constructed at three factories: Oppama, Japan; Sunderland, England; and Smyrna, Tennessee.