SEE | A decade of the Nissan Leaf

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• It's been 10 years since the first mass-market electric vehicle, Nissan's Leaf, made its debut. 

• As electric vehicles become more popular around the world, the Japanese carmaker focuses on 10 insights learned from a decade. 

• The EV unites advanced technology zero-emission driving. 


Nissan's Leaf was instrumental in introducing the concept of an electric vehicle (EV) to consumers when it was launched in 2010. 

A decade later and South Africa has four EVs on sale, namely the BMW i3, Jaguar I-Pace, Mini Cooper SE and the Porsche Taycan. 

There are a smattering of Leafs on local roads, and it deserves credit in getting the proverbial ball rolling with charging stations and zero-emission driving.  

The Japanese company takes a look at how far the Leaf and the world of electrified driving has evolved over the past decade when it became the first mass-market EV. 

In Europe sales of EVs have surged with 132% year-on-year increase in battery electric vehicle registrations from July to September 2020. 

"Over the past decade the journey of transformation with the Nissan LEAF represents the true innovation and advancements of EV development at Nissan," says Helen Perry, Head of Electric Vehicles - Electric Passenger Cars at Nissan Europe.

Nissan sheds light on fascinating insights, from increased power and range to its sustainable future. 

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf.


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