Nissan Electric Vehicle History

Nissan LEAF paved the way for zero emission mobility. It was the gateway to a new electric world and was the first, purpose built, mass produced electric car.

In 2011, Nissan LEAF won World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show, following the earlier accolade of European Car of the Year.

The total number of LEAF sold has prevented more than 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the environment.

The British built Nissan LEAF has been produced in the UK since 2013 at the Nissan Sunderland manufacturing plant. This is where the jubilee 500,000th LEAF was assembled.

The latest model LEAF was unveiled in September 2017 and was the first ever second generation 100% electric car to be produced.

In 2018, Nissan LEAF was named World Green Car of the Year by the World Car Awards and Best Electric Car by What Car?.

In January 2021, Nissan was the biggest selling EV brand to offer both electric cars and commercial vehicles.

In 2021, Nissan launched a brand new electric premium crossover with a range of up to 329 miles WLTP, Nissan ARIYA.

The e-NV200 small electric van which was first launched in 2014 was an incredibly popular business partner and passenger vehicle, in its 7-seat version. e-NV200 was replaced by Nissan Townstar in 2022, with a fully electric drivetrain option.

In 2022, Nissan LEAF was awarded “Best Used Family Electric Car” at 2022 Carbuyer Car of the Year Awards, “Best Used Electric Car” in the 2022 Driving Electric Awards for the 3rd year running and the WhichEV Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2022, New Nissan ARIYA dominated the electric vehicle market since the new model was released. It has received a number of awards including 2022 Auto Express “Car of the Year”, “Best New Medium SUV” by The Car Expert and “Best Large Electric Car” in Car Buyer Best Car Awards.

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