Nissan celebrates 500,000th Leaf

Electric vehicle hits milestone after 10 years and marque claims it has prevented billions of kilograms of pollution. 
Posted on 10 September, 2020
Nissan celebrates 500,000th Leaf

Nissan has timed celebrations of the production of its 500,000th Leaf, the world’s first mass-market 100 per cent electric car, to coincide with World EV Day.

The milestone zero-emission model, pictured above, was completed at the marque’s plant in Sunderland, UK, almost a decade after the first unit went on sale.

The Nissan Leaf has won accolades worldwide, including Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, World Car of the Year 2011, and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012. 

Maria Jansen, from Norway, say she was excited to become the owner of the 500,000th model and it is the second Leaf she and her husband have owned after first buying one in 2018.

Nissan claims Leaf models globally have covered more than 14.8 billion clean-air kilometres since 2010, which in turn has helped prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

World EV Day was held on September 9 and is part of a global movement to celebrate emobility and encourage a shift to sustainable transport.

This year marked the inaugural World EV Day, which was a largely social media-led campaign to engage consumers around the sustainability benefits of electric vehicles.