More People Make the Shift to Electrified Mobility

Nissan today celebrated the 10th anniversary of  the Nissan LEAF electric car and the delivery of 500,000 LEAF vehicles since the model  was first introduced. 

“In marking these milestones, we firstly want to express our appreciation to all the  customers who have come on this electrifying journey with us,” said Nissan President  and CEO Makoto Uchida. “By switching to electric mobility, customers around the world  have brought us all closer to a more sustainable and resilient society.” 

Produced at plants in Japan, the U.S. and the U.K., the zero-emission Nissan LEAF is  sold in 59 markets around the world. As its battery capacity, performance and efficiency have continued to improve, the LEAF has evolved from a city commuter to a versatile  car that meets a wide range of customer needs and lifestyles. 

Beyond mobility, the Nissan LEAF has contributed to society by helping power homes  and businesses and providing emergency electricity during natural disasters. Alongside  Nissan’s other electrified powertrain vehicles, the LEAF continues to show the way to a  sustainable, resilient, zero-emission society. 

Benefits of electric mobility 

From the pioneering first version in 2010 to the LEAF e+ introduced in 2019, the  500,000 customers who have chosen the LEAF have helped drivers around the world  realize the benefits of electric vehicles, both in terms of sustainability and in their daily  lives. 

Nissan estimates that LEAF owners have driven their cars approximately 16 billion  kilometers (approximately 10 billion miles)1 cumulatively, worldwide, preventing more  than 2.5 billion kilograms1 of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. 

Today’s customers also expect electric cars to make their daily lives more enjoyable.  Nissan is developing a growing lineup of advanced electrified cars and technologies that  meet a wide range of needs and help customers feel more confident, connected and  excited. 

In July this year, Nissan unveiled the Nissan Ariya all-electric crossover. The Ariya  embodies Nissan’s strengths in electric vehicle development and features the latest in  Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies and design. 

The Ariya is a key model in the company’s Nissan NEXT transformation plan, under  which Nissan plans to sell 1 million electrified vehicles annually by 2023, including EVs and vehicles with e-POWER electrified powertrains.

“Nissan couldn’t have reached this milestone without the great contribution over these  10 years from our dedicated employees all around the world, and from our valued  suppliers and dealers,” Uchida said. “Together, we’re working to broaden the options for  EV and electrified vehicle adoption so that more people can enjoy the benefits of electric  driving.”