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Double celebration for Nissan's best selling LEAF

Double celebration for Nissan's best selling LEAF

Japanese carmaker Nissan is celebrating a milestone in electric vehicle technology.

The brand has been at the forefront of the EV industry for the past five years now with the record breaking 100% electric Nissan LEAF, which was first introduced in 2010.

Now in its third generation, the LEAF is as advanced and innovative as it was five years ago and Nissan are the leaders in EV production. Nissan LEAFs have travelled over 1.2 billion miles, a distance which is equivalent to 2600 round trips from the Earth to the moon. According to a five year sales-volume based assumption, this remarkable feat has helped keep 328,482 tons of CO2 from entering the air.

Come January, Nissan will deliver its 200,000th LEAF, which will officially make it the world's most popular and successful EV, adding another accolade to its collection of more that 92 awards.

Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn commented: "EV technology will continue to be at the heart of Nissan's product development efforts. By combining our pioneering EV technologies and other intelligence and innovations, Nissan is moving closer to a zero-emission future for car transportation. With the technologies we are creating, mobility is becoming safer, cleaner, more connected and more exciting. That's the power of innovation. And that's what you can expect from Nissan."

by: Laura Thomson