Nissan have revealed that the forthcoming new Nissan LEAF will be the first vehicle in the automaker’s global product lineup equipped with ProPILOT Park. The technology helps drivers park by automatically guiding the car into a parking spot. Continue Reading
HEATHROW, Britain’s biggest and busiest airport, has turned to the Nissan LEAF as part of its plans to inspire a new culture of electric car usage across its vast site.
The airport has initially added 17 all-electric LEAFs to its fleet, with 12 being operated airside by teams including security and baggage and another five being used as pool cars.
The move has been made in line with the company’s commitment that all cars and small vans in its own fleet are electric or plug-in hybrid by the end of 2020, just one of the steps Heathrow is taking to doing to reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Continue Reading
AN ABANDONED newborn lamb has been given a new lease of life thanks to the all-electric Nissan LEAF and a heated car seat.
The woolly youngster was found by keen rock-climber and all-round outdoor enthusiast Glyn Hudson and his partner, Amy Underwood Thompson, as they were fell running in north Wales around the Llŷn Peninsula.
Seeing the animal had lost its mother and was wet and cold, Glyn had the brainwave to keep it warm by placing it on the LEAF’s heated car seat as they returned home.
They contacted a nearby farmer, who was more than happy to see it re-homed at a local farm later that day.
Glyn, who bought a Nissan LEAF in December following great reviews from his business co-founder at OpenEnergyMonitor.org, said: “I take a great interest in monitoring and reducing energy consumption, and the LEAF allows us to live and work in rural Snowdonia while keeping our carbon footprint to the minimum.
“Better still, the heated car seat was perfect at keeping the newborn lamb nice and warm — it was a little bit sad to say goodbye but I’m glad we helped.”
The multi-award winning Nissan LEAF, also the UK’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle, costs an average of just 2p per mile to run, ensuring that Glyn can enjoy his outdoor pursuits while keeping motoring costs to a minimum.
Since its launch in 2010, more than 250,000 award-winning Nissan LEAFs have been sold worldwide. Here are just a short list of the many reasons as to why you should consider purchasing a LEAF as your next car.
NISSAN will bring real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars to Britain next month.
Showcasing next-generation technology through the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, the on-road demonstrations will take place in London, enabling the vehicles and their passengers to cover a diverse city environment.
Passengers, including government officials and technical and safety experts, will be given the opportunity to experience and test the technology in a live environment in a modified Nissan LEAF.
These will be the first demonstrations of Nissan’s autonomous drive technology on public roads in Europe, representing the next step in Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered, and integrated into wider society. Continue Reading