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H Nissan πέντε χρόνια μετά την πρώτη κυκλοφορία του Leaf, γιόρτασε σήμερα την παραγωγή του 200.000στού αυτοκινήτου του ηλεκτρικού της μοντέλου. Κανένας άλλος κατασκευαστής δεν έχει κατασκευάσει πιο πολλά ηλεκτρικά οχήματα, ή έχει καλύψει δύο δισεκατομμύρια χιλιόμετρα με μηδενικές εκπομπές ρύπων.

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Το νούμερο αυτό είναι ισοδύναμο με 2.600 ταξίδια μετ’επιστροφής από τη Γη στη Σελήνη, ενώ έχει συμβάλει στην μη έκλυση 328.482 τόνων CO2 στην ατμόσφαιρα. Το 90% των Leaf κυκλοφορούν στην Αμερική, Ιαπωνία και Ευρώπη και πιο συγκεκριμένα να έχουν πουληθεί 90.000 στις Η.Π.Α., 50.000 στην τοπική αγορά της Ιαπωνίας και 40.000 στην Γηραιά Ήπειρο.

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Επίσης, σήμερα η ιαπωνική εταιρία μας έδωσε μια πρώτη ματιά του concept του πρατηρίου καυσίμου του μέλλοντος, όπου σχεδιάστηκε σε συνεργασία με το αρχιτεκτονικό γραφείο Foster + Partners, στον Λονδίνο. Στο 20 δευτ. teaser video βλέπουμε το τελικό concept, το οποίο θα αποκαλυφθεί επίσημα τον ερχόμενο Μάρτιο.

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Nissan’s best-selling LEAF celebrates its fifth anniversary and reaching 200,000 sales

YOKOHAMA, Japan (December 9, 2015) – Nissan is celebrating five years at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) market with the record-breaking 100-percent electric vehicle Nissan LEAF. Having transformed the performance, practicality and public perception of EVs around the world since its launch in 2010, Nissan remains the undisputed leader in EV technology.

Five years of ground-breaking success

The Nissan LEAF is as advanced and innovative today as it was five years ago. No other manufacturer has produced as many electric vehicles or covered as much distance without producing any emissions. In fact, Nissan LEAF customers just surpassed the two billion kilometer mark (1.2 billion miles), which is equivalent to 2600 round trips from the Earth to the moon. This remarkable feat has helped keep 328,482 tons of CO from entering the air, according to a five year sales-volume based assumption.

Also Nissan will deliver its 200,000th LEAF in January, officially making it the world’s most popular and successful electric vehicle. The U.S., Japan and Europe have accounted for 90 percent of total LEAF sales, with the U.S. leading the way with more than 90,000 sales, followed by Japan (50,000) and Europe (40,000). Ever since the first Nissan LEAF rolled off the assembly line, it has been continually celebrated around the world, garnering more than 92 awards, including being named Car of the Year in Japan and Europe, not to mention winning the very prestigious World Car of the Year.

Nissan’s heritage with electric vehicles dates back 68 years with the Tama Electric Vehicle. Nissan, which has dedicated itself to in-house research and development of the EV battery, has taken it from zinc and nickel hydride to lithium-ion. The company successfully marketed the world’s first lithium-ion battery EV in 1996 with the Prairie Joy EV. The knowledge and experienced gained from this gave Nissan a big advantage over its competitors and resulted in the first mass-produced EV in history, the Nissan LEAF.

Nissan has announced that it has invested more than 500 billion JPY in EV projects, with bold plans to expand further as demand for clean, efficient and affordable electric cars continues to grow.

And it’s not just the LEAF that is showcasing Nissan’s EV engineering expertise and investment, as the company has reported that there are nearly 10,000 CHAdeMO Quick Chargers (QC) available worldwide. These QC can charge a LEAF from low battery alert to 80-percent capacity in just 30 minutes. Japan is taking the lead in developing this infrastructure with 6000 chargers throughout the country, making it the biggest QC network in the world.

Building a new EV future – The next five years

The 2016 Nissan LEAF went on sale equipped with a new 30kWh battery in the U.S. in November that extends the miles per charge by more than 20 percent, followed by Japan (December 2015) and Europe (January 2016).

As the level of electric vehicle technology continues to increase, Nissan believes that this shift towards cleaner, more efficient zero emission vehicles will contribute greatly in improving air quality and lowering noise levels.

“EV technology will continue to be at the heart of Nissan’s product development efforts. By combining our pioneering EV technologies and other intelligence and innovations, Nissan is moving closer to a zero-emission future for car transportation. With the technologies we are creating, mobility is becoming safer, cleaner, more connected and more exciting. That’s the power of innovation. And that’s what you can expect from Nissan,“ said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Nissan will accelerate its endeavors for the realization of a zero emission society by further developing and popularizing EVs as well as innovations utilizing EV-related technology and businesss.

About Nissan in Europe Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,600 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last calendar year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 675,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, small cars, SUVs, commercial vehicles and electric vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle with 96% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers a strong line-up of 23 diverse and innovative models in Europe under the Nissan and Datsun brands.

About Nissan Motor Co. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.

Fuel Station of the Future

Today, leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Nissan has given us the first glimpse of its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future concept in association with innovative architects Foster + Partners; the practice behind the Gherkin in London, sustainable urban master-plans including Masdar City and brand headquarters – such as the Apple Campus in California.

The teaser – a 20-second video – previews the final concept which will be unveiled in March next year. David Nelson, Head of Design, Foster + Partners: “As we look ahead at the next 10 years, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence and greater connectivity will come at great pace – and it is our job as architects to inspire and support that change.”

“Pre-empting those developments and integrating technologies to offer urbanites a totally seamless experience is vital, if we are to succeed in creating cities that serve us.”

The teaser, which features the best-selling 100% electric Nissan LEAF, can be viewed here https://youtu.be/L27CYA2Tvl8​. Last month, Nissan announced a 7kW wireless charging device that could easily accommodate overnight charging for a larger battery pack – like the 500 km, 60 kW pack that is currently in development at the company’s Research and Development headquarters in Atsugi, Japan.

Richard Candler, General Manager, Advanced Product Strategy: “We’ve been at the forefront of zero emission mobility since 2010, and for us this project is about inspiring people to come on the journey with us.

“The world around us is changing, and we find that tremendously exciting. With the rise of connected cities, there is the capacity for fueling to be built into the very fabric of our day-to-day lives – independent infrastructure could be a thing of the past.”

This was followed by the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, where Nissan introduced the development of an innovative Vehicle to Grid system and advances in second-life battery uses that will allow drivers to operate as individual ‘energy hubs’ with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid.

For more information about Nissan products, services and the brand’s commitment to sustainable mobility, visit www.nissan.eu/experience-nissan.html