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10 amazing facts about the Nissan LEAF

The revolutionary Nissan LEAF is one of the best-selling electric cars in history, but it still has a few hidden secrets. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, here are 10 amazing facts...

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The Nissan LEAF recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since 2010, Nissan’s pioneering 100% electric family hatchback has continued to set new benchmarks for the range, comfort, practicality and driving tech you can expect in an electric car. But here are 10 things you still may not know about the Nissan LEAF.

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Nissan LEAF facts

1: Over 500,000 Nissan LEAFs have been produced in the last 10 years. The benchmark-reaching vehicle was bought by Maria Jansen in Norway.

2: Nissan LEAF owners have driven almost 9.9 billion zero-tailpipe-emission miles[1] since 2010. That’s the equivalent of 400,000 trips around the world.

Nissan LEAF facts

3: Drivers using the Nissan LEAF have prevented more than 2.5m tonnes of CO2 tailpipe emissions.[1]

4: In addition to electric power, the Nissan LEAF has introduced ProPILOT and e-Pedal tech that helps makes driving easier and safer.[2]

Nissan LEAF facts

5: A Nissan LEAF driver averaging 11,000 miles a year can regenerate 744kWh of energy – enough to power a mobile phone for 372 years.[3]

6: The Nissan LEAF’s battery capacity has more than doubled – from 24kWh (109 miles NEDC) when the car first launched, to 62kWH (239 miles WLTP) on today’s LEAF e+ models.[4]

Nissan LEAf facts

7: A huge 92% of Nissan LEAF drivers would recommend an EV to friends and family.[5]

8: Nissan is so confident in the performance of the LEAF's battery that it's backed by an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.[6]

Nissan LEAF facts

9: A total of 148 recycled Nissan LEAF batteries were used to make an innovative energy storage system in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam in 2018

10: The Nissan LEAF is due to be joined by the Nissan ARIYA in Nissan’s all-electric range – all part of a goal to sell 1 million electrified vehicles annually by 2023.

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[1] Distance and CO2 data based on Nissan Global Data Center calculation (as of November 2020). Calculation: total distance driven (GDC data, based on approximately 50% of global LEAF volume) / number of Carwings-registered vehicles x total global sales number.

[2] It is your responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be in control of the vehicle at all times. Driver assist features have speed and other limitations and should not be relied on. For more information visit

[3] Based on typical mobile phone energy consumption of 2kWh/year. For substantiation, see:

[4] Based on MY11 Nissan LEAF 24kWh (NEDC) vs MY19 Nissan LEAF e+ 62kWh (WLTP). WLTP figures shown are for comparability purposes. Actual real-world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving styles and vehicle load.

[5] Nissan Europe Market Intelligence ‘EV Infrastructure Survey 2019’.

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