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Nissan debuts open-air version of the new Nissan LEAF

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LEAF Open air version new Nissan leaf  makes its first appearance at Tokyo forum on zero-emission society

Nissan showed the Nissan LEAF Open Car, an open air version new Nissan LEAF, at Tokyo forum on zero-emission society.

The 100% electric car was displayed at a forum to celebrate the milestone of 100,000 sales of the Nissan LEAF in Japan since the model was first introduced in 2010.

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About 100 people, including local and prefectural government officials and company executives, participated in the forum to discuss the creation of a “zero-emission society.”

The new generation of the Nissan LEAF debuted in October 2017, featuring improved range and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies such as e-Pedal, the ProPILOT driver assistance system and ProPILOT Park. There are currently no production plans for the LEAF Open Car.

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Nissan Micra and LEAF achieve highest customer satisfaction in 2018 Driver Power study

The Nissan LEAF and Micra have come top of their respective categories in the latest Driver Power survey.

The Nissan LEAF won the 2018 Gold Electric Car Award. It was the best-performing vehicle overall in the Engine & Gearbox category and placed 3rd in the MPG & Running Costs category. However, it was not the all-new LEAF which took the title, rather than original first-generation model.

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The Nissan Micra won the 2018 Gold Supermini Award, and was the best-performing supermini in five of the nine Driver Power judging categories: Engine & Gearbox; Interior & Comfort; Ride & Handling; Infotainment, Connectivity & Electrics; and Safety Features.

Driver Power is one of the UK’s most respected customer satisfaction studies. It is organised every year by Dennis Publishing, the company behind Auto Express and Carbuyer automotive media brands.

Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, said: “We are proud the LEAF has been honored with the Gold Electric Car Award by Drive Power. It is exciting to see that the Nissan LEAF is globally recognized as the leading electric car on the market. Nissan’s commitment and preparedness towards electrification is due to the future of mobility, and having introduced the first mass-market electric vehicle in 2010, we are thrilled to be part of the mobility advancement in the Middle East through the all-electric Nissan LEAF.”

The Gold Electric Car Award for the LEAF is the latest of a long list of accolades awarded to the world’s best-selling zero-emissions electric vehicle. Most recently, the new-generation Nissan LEAF has been honoured as the prestigious World Green Car of the Year 2018.

Much more than just a 100% electric vehicle, the all-new Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It is Nissan’s blueprint for the future, redefining the way customers drive and how vehicles are powered and integrated into society. The Nissan LEAF is more enjoyable, more connected and more exciting to drive than any other mainstream electric vehicle in history.

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Nissan to show three electric vehicles at Auto China 2018

Nissan will show three electric vehicles at Auto China 2018, as part of a lineup that offers an exciting glimpse of the future and shows the company’s strength and depth in the highly competitive and growing Chinese market.

A new electric model will debut at Auto China 2018 in Beijing and take center stage alongside the new Nissan LEAF and the Nissan IMx KURO electric crossover concept vehicle.

The new model will help meet growing demand for electric cars in China and highlights Nissan’s commitment to electrification under the company’s midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022, and Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.’s TRIPLE ONE plan. Nissan will also showcase its e-POWER electrified powertrain technology.

Introduced last October, the new Nissan LEAF won the “2018 World Green Car” award at the New York International Auto Show in March. The model is the flagship of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. With more than 300,000 sold worldwide since its initial launch in 2010, the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle.

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The Nissan IMx KURO is making its China debut after being unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. This electric crossover concept vehicle strengthens the link between car and driver as a close, reliable partner that delivers a safer, more convenient and more exciting drive.

The IMx KURO features Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle technology, the first system of its kind. The technology interprets signals from the driver’s brain to help the vehicle’s autonomous and manual systems learn from the driver.

In addition to its lineup of electrified cars and technologies, Nissan will introduce the all-new Nissan Terra. The Terra is the first new vehicle from Nissan’s frame and LCV division under the Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 and TRIPLE ONE plans. Practical, authentic and designed to go anywhere, the frame-based SUV will soon arrive in China to meet customer demand for an unprecedented driving experience.

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All-New 2018 Nissan LEAF Named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year’

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The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

The first all-electric vehicle to win the World Green Car award since the category’s inception in 2016, the 2018 Nissan LEAF has been reinvented for its second generation. Available in showrooms today, the new Nissan LEAF combines greater range1 with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, automatic emergency braking and more.

“We’re very proud that since Nissan LEAF launched in 2010, we’ve been able to put more than 300,000 zero-emission electric vehicles on the road worldwide, helping to reduce carbon footprints around the globe,” said Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business; Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia, Oceania Business); Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,. “We’re honored to be recognized by this esteemed jury and proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

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The 2018 Nissan LEAF rose to the top among a list of five initial category entries and was the stand-alone EV in the running. Jurors considered the vehicle’s overall environmental impact including tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption upon selecting the overall winner.

The previous-generation Nissan LEAF was named “World Car of the Year” in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history.

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Nissan LEAF batteries to light up Japanese town

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Streetlights in Namie to be powered by used batteries as part of `The Reborn Light’ project

Nissan and its affiliate 4R Energy Corporation have teamed up with the town of Namie, Japan, to install new streetlights that will be powered by a combination of solar panels and used batteries from the Nissan LEAF electric car.

The project, titled “The Reborn Light,” aims to provide public lighting for Namie’s residents as part of the town’s recovery efforts following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. The project utilizes the growing number of used electric-car batteries that will become available as electric vehicles increase in popularity around the world.

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Nissan and 4R have created a new type of outdoor lighting that operates completely off the main power grid, requiring no electric cables or outlets. A prototype will be tested March 26 at the 4R battery reclamation factory in Namie, with full-scale installation beginning in FY 2018.

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Nissan at Geneva Motor Show 2018: Transforming the way we drive, transforming the way we live

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The acceleration of electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Taking center stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first time. The car will make its city circuit debut at the start of the 2018/19 season later this year.

Also featured was the all-electric, zero-emission new Nissan LEAF. One new Nissan LEAF is being ordered in Europe every 12 minutes, making it the region’s fastest-selling electric vehicle. More than 19,000 orders have been placed for the car across Europe.

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The new Nissan LEAF is the icon of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. It is spearheading the brand’s drive to create a more exciting, confident and connected society.

Technologies that made their European debut on the LEAF are already being rolled out across Nissan’s range of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Nissan’s innovative ProPILOT advanced driver assistance technology will be available on Europe’s best-selling crossover – the Nissan Qashqai – from this month.

And the LEAF’s 40kWh battery is now available on the e-NV200 van, increasing its range by 60% with no reduction in load-carrying capability.

The LEAF is delivering the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision today, and the brand is already working towards what consumers will demand tomorrow.

Nissan has confirmed that under its new Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan, it will offer electrified powertrains within the next generation of its best-selling crossovers. It is a pioneering initiative that will further extend consumer choice.

Also for the future is the Nissan IMx KURO, a concept vehicle that showcases Nissan’s leadership in both electric vehicles and crossovers. The model has been updated since its Tokyo Motor Show debut and now features Nissan’s pioneering Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology.

The brand also highlighted how Nissan Intelligent Mobility is going beyond the vehicle with an integrated electric ecosystem. A new strategic partnership between Nissan and energy company E.ON has been announced. The collaboration will explore opportunities on pilot activities and commercial offers related to vehicle-to-grid services, renewable energy generation and storage solutions, as well as grid integration for Nissan electric vehicle customers.

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NISSAN REVEALS CONCEPT LIVERY FOR ITS FORMULA E DEBUT SEASON

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Nissan has taken the next steps toward its debut in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship by revealing its concept livery at the Geneva Motor Show.

At last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan – the world’s leading mass-market zero-emission vehicle manufacturer – announced it would debut in Formula E from season five which is expected to begin in December 2018.

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As part of the announcement, Nissan unveiled its color scheme for the season five Formula E car, which features striking new aerodynamics and an entirely new battery and powertrain package.

The livery for Nissan’s Formula E program was designed by Nissan’s Global Design team in Japan.

“At first glance the season five Formula E car looked to our design team like an EV-powered supersonic bird in flight,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Naturally this initial reaction from the team started us on a path that captured a sense of a form breaking free of resistance and gravity. Formula E racers are virtually silent, with explosive speed bursts thus naturally we turned to Doppler when designing the livery.  The combination of the sonic pulse of the Doppler effect and the released power of a sonic boom inspired our celebration of EV Racing!”

The new package provides more power, more range and eliminates the need for the mid-race car swap which has been used in the first four seasons of the championship.

“Nissan is proud to be an innovator in electric vehicles on the road with the Nissan LEAF completing more than four billion zero-emission kilometers around the world*. Now, we want to bring that EV expertise to motorsport,” said Jose Munoz, Chief Performance Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

“The new Formula E car is being shown live in public for the first time this morning, and we’re very excited to reveal Nissan’s livery for our debut. The ability for Nissan to use this championship as a key development platform for our EV technologies and to be able to race in major city centers around the world makes it a perfect vehicle for us to showcase Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

Nissan Intelligent Mobility is the company’s strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.

While the new Nissan Formula E car livery was revealed for the first time, work has been underway on developing the all-new technical package for many months as Nissan prepares for its debut.

Nissan is working with its partner Renault to leverage expertise and development already available, in keeping with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi automotive partnership’s focus on collaboration and maximizing synergies to boost competitiveness. Additional details, including structure and drivers, will be announced at a later time.

“Nissan is bringing a lot to the table with our expertise in EV technology for the road and bringing it to the race track, said Nissan global motorsport director, Michael Carcamo.

“The level of competition in the Formula E championship is on the rise and we’re eagerly awaiting the unique engineering challenge ahead. We’re entering the championship on a level playing field this year with every manufacturer competing with a brand new car, battery and powertrain combination from season five.”

Season five of the ABB FIA Formula E championship is expected to visit major international cities including Hong Kong, Berlin, Zurich, Rome and New York. The new car that will debut in season five is scheduled to race in the Formula E championship for the next three seasons.

Further details regarding Nissan’s drivers and other technical and marketing partners for its Formula E debut are expected to be announced later this year.

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Nissan Electric Vehicle ambassador, Margot Robbie, confirms new Formula E concept livery to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show

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Nissan Electric Vehicle ambassador, Margot Robbie, revealed during her first ever Facebook livestream that Nissan will premiere its new Formula E electric concept livery at the Geneva Motor Show (March 6th).

In another first, the cameras, lights and equipment used to broadcast the live appearance were powered by the new Nissan LEAF battery.

Nissan announced last October that it will enter the fast-growing Formula E series in the 2018/19 season. The all-electric series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.

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Last October, Margot announced the Nissan Electric Ecosystem which aims to transform the way you drive and live, and most recently, she announced three new Nissan sustainability pilot projects at Futures 3.0 in Oslo. The pilot projects aim to harness the skills, ingenuity and experience of Nissan’s global workforce to improve energy access and disaster relief.

Margot Robbie says; “The world is going electric and technology is getting smarter. Even the cameras today were powered using the Nissan LEAF – something I never thought a car would be able to do. It’s crazy in a way but it’s another simple demonstration of how we can change the way we drive and live to create a cleaner and more sustainable world for everyone.”

Award winning Margot Robbie is a world famous Australian actress and producer. She has recently been nominated for best ‘Actress in a Leading Role’ in the 2018 Academy Awards for her role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya (2017).

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Nissan and Shikoku Electric join forces to promote electric cars

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Buyers of new Nissan LEAF in Japan’s Shikoku region to earn
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Buyers of the new Nissan LEAF in a region of western Japan will earn points that they can use to help pay their utility bills, as part of a partnership to promote electric cars.

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Beginning Feb. 1, customers of Shikoku Electric Power Co. who purchase a new Nissan LEAF will receive “Yonden Points,” which can be applied toward their monthly electricity bill. Customers can earn points a month for a maximum of three years.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Shikoku Electric Power Co. are working together to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce the environmental impact of automobiles. In September 2017, Nissan unveiled an all-new version of its 100% electric Nissan LEAF, offering powerful acceleration, agile handling and advanced technologies such as Nissan’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology.

The new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into society.

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