The Nissan LEAF has won WhichEV's 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in recognition for popularising electric vehicles. The LEAF set the pace for the EV industry more than a decade ago. At the time, electrification seemed like a corageous strategy but it has proved to be the right decision looking at the vehicles of today.
James Morris, Editor of WhichEV, stated:
”The Nissan LEAF should be commended for all it has done for EVs over its 12 years (so far). It’s a true legend.”
The LEAF was first launched in 2010, and became the first mass-market electric vehicle. Since then, its sold more than 605,000 cars worldwide and more than 56,000 in the UK.
Nic Thomas, Marketing Director, Nissan Motor (GB), said:
“The pioneer of mass-market EVs, LEAF represents so much to Nissan. Not only does it mark the start of our electrification journey, but it is also a fantastic success story that remains incredibly popular for both new and used car buyers around the UK.“Nissan continues to invest in electrification and the future of mobility. LEAF maintains an important position in our line up, but we are also incredibly excited by our new electrified technology in e-POWER and e-4ORCE as well as our newest fully electric model, ARIYA.“Across Europe, we are targeting a 75 per cent electrified sales mix by 2026 which indicates our ongoing commitment and focus on electric vehicles.“We are proud to be at the forefront of electric mobility and this award highlights how significant LEAF’s role has been, not just to Nissan but the entire industry.”