16 Facts About Nissan Leaf


Nissan Leaf, stylized as LEAF, is a compact five-door hatchback battery electric vehicle manufactured by Nissan.

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The Nissan Leaf listed as the world's all-time top selling plug-in electric car through December 2019.

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Nissan sought to make the Leaf appealing to mainstream drivers by giving it a familiar five-door hatchback design.

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The Nissan Leaf is generally cheaper to operate than internal combustion engine and hybrid cars.

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The Nissan Leaf was preceded by the low-volume Altra station wagon and Hypermini microcar .

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In Europe, Nissan Leaf offered a battery leasing option for all trims produced at Sunderland, which lowered the price.

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The study found that among advanced automotive technologies, the Nissan Leaf holds the smallest life-cycle environmental footprint of any model year 2014 automobile available in the North American market with minimum four-person occupancy.

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In December 2014, Nissan announced that Leaf owners have accumulated together 1 billion kilometers driven.

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In July 2019, Green NCAP assessed 2019 40 kWh N-CONNECTA Nissan Leaf, noting that the eco driving mode made no noticeable difference in energy consumption, and noting that the car's average and maximum energy consumption were bettered by the Hyundai Ioniq.

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In December 2011, Nissan reported that none of the around two dozen Leafs destroyed in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami caught fire, and that their batteries remained intact.

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The Nissan Leaf won the 2011 World Car of the Year, and was a finalist for the 2011 World Green Car.

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Until October 2011 the Nissan Leaf was ranked as the most efficient EPA certified vehicle for all fuels ever.

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Nissan Leaf's charging ports are located at the front of the car.

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In October 2017, for the 2018 model year, Nissan launched the new generation Leaf in Japan, and deliveries in North America and Europe began in February 2018.

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Mechanically, the second generation Nissan Leaf is similar to the first, while adding more range, and more power.

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Nissan Leaf was the world's best selling electric car from 2011 to 2014 and 2016.

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