News > Nissan celebrates 500,000th LEAF
To celebrate World EV Day, Nissan produced the 500,00th LEAF! The LEAF is the world’s first mass-market 100% electric car, with half a million built globally already. Customers around the world are embracing the zero-emission vehicle.
The 500,000th LEAF was produced half a decade after the first model went on sale, at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in England. The plant has been responsible for more than 175,000 LEAF cars since it began production in 2013. The plant continues to craft the LEAF to the highest standards while striving to make forward advances in sustainable mobility.
The Nissan LEAF has awards behind its name like Car of the Year 2011 from Europe, World Car of the Year 2011, and Car of the Year 2011 and 2012 from Japan. But apart from its accolades, the LEAF has earned trust and respect from its owners.
Offering customers advanced technologies to enhance safety, comfort and be even more in control on the road like ProPILOT – which is a hands-on, eyes-on system that allows the car to stop, restart and stay centred.
The happy owner of the 500,000th LEAF is Maria Jansen, from Norway. Maria and her husband chose to purchase the Nissan LEAF in 2018 and love it so much! They’re incredibly proud to be the owners of the 500,000th LEAF!
Paving the way
Since 2010, LEAF owners have helped prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions from entering the air. During recent lockdowns around the world, air quality improved and Europe showed that 68% of people support the measures to prevent the return of air pollution.
Helen Perry, head of electric passenger cars and infrastructure at Nissan Europe says that consumers have noticed what cleaner air and reduced noise pollution feels like during lockdown, and now, more than ever, are looking towards taking positive steps towards a more sustainable future. The Nissan LEAF contributes towards these efforts.