Nissan LEAF Owners Travel 528 Million All-Electric Miles and Counting

Since the Nissan LEAF came to market in 2010, owners have collectively driven more than 850 million kilometers – over 528 million all-electric miles – and they are well on their way to reaching the 1 billion kilometers mark. Translation: the Nissan LEAF is revolutionizing the way we travel and positively impacting our world.

2014 Nissan LEAF | 528 Million all-electric miles

2014 Nissan LEAF

The LEAF’s CarWings measuring system enables every vehicle to record the number of miles it has traveled, creating an accurate measurement of how far owners have driven with zero emissions. As of this writing, that number had passed 858 million kilometers and is steadily rising. The goal to reach 1 billion km is expected to occur in January 2015, but may be passed even earlier.

Can you imagine? One billion kilometers, 621 million miles. In terms of CO2, that’s over 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions that have been reduced as a result.

Nissan created a website to track the car’s progress to 1 billion kilometers traveled. Owners also have the opportunity to share their stories on the ways the LEAF has changed their lives. For many, what began as a secondary vehicle has become the primary mover for the whole family.

Do you have stories to share about how the LEAF has changed the way you travel? We at Bates Nissan would love to hear them!

Nissan Begins Production of Second Electric Vehicle, e-NV200

e-NV200

Nissan begins work on their second EV, the e-NV200, a popular option for passenger or commercial purposes.

With the popularity of the zero-emissions Nissan LEAF, Nissan is moving forward with more electric vehicles. This time, it is the e-NV200, a light van that can be used for either passengers or commercial purposes.

Nissan officially started production of the electric van early this month in Barcelona. Initially, the e-NV200 will be introduced into 20 markets around the world, including Europe and Japan. However, it’s unclear if the e-NV200 will ever make it to our shores.

“This is a great landmark day for Nissan, starting production of our second electric vehicle,” said Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer, in a statement. “This is at a time when EVs are now recognized as mainstream technology. Many competitors are only just starting to launch their first EV – where Nissan has clear first mover advantage. We’re proud that the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 110,000 delighted customers enjoying the quiet and smooth ride of an EV.”

While the e-NV200 doesn’t look much like the Nissan LEAF, it shares a powertrain and lithium-ion battery with the best-selling electric car.

Would having a larger electric option like the Nissan e-NV200 convince you to make the switch to electric?