10 years of the Nissan Leaf
Nissan, in its long-time efforts of aiming for a greener future, celebrates its tenth year since the initial release of the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf was a massive push to the future for Nissan, as it was the first globally released electric vehicle. Back in 2010, electric vehicles were only on the cusp of widespread production, and as such the Nissan Leaf is often considered the standard bearer for electric vehicles everywhere. Amongst the other brands that released electric vehicles during that time period, the Nissan Leaf was among the most practical and the most affordable, which brought a new level of accessibility to electric cars. As the Nissan Leaf grew in popularity, electric vehicle demand was on the rise, and ten years of the high selling vehicle only has perpetuated Nissan’s commitment to all-electric cars.
The Nissan Leaf has seen substantial evolution since its original creation. Initially starting out as a perfect choice for a city commuter, battery life, voltage, size, infotainment, has grown to accommodate demand for high capabilities and better travel distance. The original 2010 release guaranteed 100 miles of range on a single charge, but that has grown by over twice the amount within recent years without a raise in price point for select trims. Recent years have also presented a ton of new options in safety and infotainment technology, taking full advantage of recently available cameras and touchscreens. In addition to buying electric, customers get to utilize several available tax credits and incentives to get the most out of their Nissan Leaf.
The Leaf can do so much more than just function as an all-electric vehicle. Nissan’s all-electric vehicle has functioned as an additional source of power for homes and commercial buildings alike. By adding your Leaf to the power grid, a full charge can be used as a power source for essential elements in your home. In fact, during the 2011 earthquakes in Japan the Nissan Leaf was highly utilized for just that. By using the Leaf as a mobile backup power source, Nissan has been able to help families and businesses everywhere in substantial relief during environmental disasters.
Ten years of great success with the Nissan Leaf demonstrates their overall commitment to electric vehicles, and their lineup doesn’t stop there as electric powertrains become more powerful than ever. Their recent debut of the exciting new Nissan Ariya is their first all-electric crossover vehicle. Powered by Nissan’s patented e-FORCE technology, the Ariya presents an entirely new generation of highly powerful electric vehicles. Along with outstanding AWD performance on a higher volt battery, the Ariya boasts more space as well, making the small, compact, look of the stereotypical electric vehicle a thing of the past.
Nissan has several more concept cars in the works alongside their newest release of the Ariya and the continued development of the Leaf. In the time that the leaf has been in production, an entire array of competitors has risen several years after the leaf’s initial release. However, in spite of many other brands putting their hat in the ring, the Leaf remains one of the world’s fastest selling and longest standing electric vehicle lines.