Nearly a decade after its introduction to the world, the Nissan LEAF® has hit a major milestone. The brand recently announced the production of the 500,000th LEAF® model, and it just so happened to fall on World EV Day.
The LEAF® was the world’s first-ever mass-market all-electric vehicle. Its introduction to the market marked Nissan’s move towards eco-friendlier vehicles.
Since its introduction, the LEAF® has earned a range of accolades. This includes World Car of the Year 2011, Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012.
The LEAF® is a zero-emission vehicle that easily helps reduce its drivers’ carbon footprints. In fact, LEAF® owners have driven more than 14.8 billion clean-air kilometers since the model was introduced in 2010, helping to prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.
Along with offering all-electric power, the current LEAF® model also provides advanced technologies to help keep its passengers safe and comfortable out on the road. This includes the award-winning Nissan ProPILOT system, which allows the vehicle to stop, restart, and stay centred in its lane on the go. It also comes with e-Pedal technology for one-pedal driving.
If you’re interested in driving a LEAF® around Toronto to help you save on gas and reduce your carbon footprint, stop in at Avenue Nissan and we’ll get you behind the wheel.