LEAF Owners Get "THANKS A BILLION" From Nissan
Nissan have revealed that LEAF owners have collectively recorded an impressive one billion kilometres on the CarWings telematics system worldwide; saving over 180 kilograms of CO2 emissions in the process.
This has been an huge achievement and it comes almost four years since the LEAF was launched in 2010 as one of the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicles. They has been over 147,000 LEAF vehicles sold globally to date, 31,000 of which were sold in Europe its now the best-selling electric vehicle in history.
The innovative CarWings telemetry system used in the LEAF means that Nissan has been able to keep an accurate log of the total distance covered by every LEAF which has been registered with CarWings since its launch. Nissan have recorded the kilometres on an online counter and its actively involved owners with a series of celebratory videos.
Paul Willcox, Chairman for Nissan in Europe, said: “Our aim was to see Nissan LEAF owners registered with our innovative CarWings system amass one billion kilometres by January 2015, and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we have achieved this landmark milestone earlier than anticipated. We would like to thank every single Nissan LEAF owner for helping us in reaching this world-first.
“The Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market family electric vehicle ever built and the owner satisfaction scores are the best in the Nissan range. This huge distance landmark shows that many of our customers are rapidly clocking up kilometres as they enjoy the benefits of quiet, emission free driving.”
This remarkable accomplishment reflects the success of the LEAF and is a testament to Nissan’s ongoing leadership in the electric market. Nissan has continued to maintain there position at the front of the field, having launched its second 100% electric vehicle, the e-NV200, a Zero Emission, compact city van.