Just in time for Apple Electric Agent (EV) Day, Nissan proclaimed that their little electric pride and joy, the LEAF bunched hatchback, has aloof accomplished a accumulation anniversary of 500,000 units built.
Nissan’s 500,000th LEAF formed off the accumulation band at its bulb in Sunderland, England, about 10 years afterwards the archetypal got alien to the world. The battleground car will anon be beatific off to its blessed owner, Maria Jansen, who hails from Norway.
“My bedmate and I chose to buy a Nissan LEAF aback in 2018, and we admired it,” Jansen said. “We’re actual aflame to become the appreciative owners of the 500,000th Nissan LEAF. This car absolutely meets our needs with continued ambit and added technologies.”
The LEAF is powered by an electric ancillary motor with 107hp and 280Nm active the avant-garde wheels. The Leaf was initially able with a 24kWh lithium ion battery, after upgraded to 30kWh. Thanks to this enhancement, the LEAF can now awning 311kms back absolutely charged. For comparison’s sake, this allows drivers to calmly biking to Calamba, Laguna (53 kms), or alike Baguio, Benguet (245 kms) and not accept to anguish about active out of abstract while on the road.
Nissan LEAF owners can allegation their agent at home with a accepted accepted cable, which usually takes 12 to 15 hours to ability abounding charge. A bank box can additionally be installed at home or in any establishment, and acceleration up charging time to about bristles to seven hours per allegation session.
The LEAF offers barter avant-garde technologies to enhance safety, abundance and ascendancy on the road. These accommodate the award-winning ProPILOT – a “hands-on, eyes-on” arrangement that allows the car to stop, restart and break centered in its lane. The LEAF additionally carries Nissan’s new e-Pedal technology for one-pedal driving.
Electric cartage aftermath aught emissions, which agency they are a acceptable ecology choice. Moreover, electric cartage acquiesce a abridgement in babble pollution, a growing affair in burghal centers. A Nissan LEAF has a running noise akin of 21db, compared to the boilerplate 82db that a car produces back traveling at 80kmph.
The Nissan LEAF has won accolades about the apple including Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012, and Apple Car of the Year in 2011. More importantly, the car has becoming the assurance of hundreds of bags of customers, as accurate by its aerial accumulation numbers.
In an advertisement aftermost year, Nissan Philippines said that it will be ablution the LEAF locally ancient in 2020, but the abiding Covid-19 bearings appears to accept put a damper on those plans. As of yet, we don’t apperceive back Nissan will accompany its flagship EV here.
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