Established to promote the development of cars that are clean, energy-efficient and kind to the environment, the industry-leading Green NCAP initiative awarded the Leaf e+ a string of exceptional scores across its three testing parameters, reinforcing the model's extensive sustainability credentials.
Put through its paces in real-world and laboratory tests according to thorough clean air, greenhouse gas and energy efficiency standards, the zero-emission Leaf e+ achieved a perfect rating in the first two assessments.
Underscoring the intelligent design of the fully electric 62kWh powertrain, the Leaf e+ secured 9.9/10 for its impressive energy efficiency performance, with Green NCAP highlighting its innovative e-Pedal with regenerative energy technology.
Marco Fioravanti, region vice president, product planning, Nissan AMIEO, said: "Since the model's launch as the first mass-market electric vehicle in 2010, the Nissan Leaf has made sustainable, zero-emission mobility an attainable reality for hundreds of thousands of customers around the world." Dave Moss, region senior vice president, research development, Nissan AMIEO added: "The maximum five-star rating for the Leaf e+ awarded by Green NCAP is a powerful testament to the quality of the product, and the extensive expertise that Nissan has gained throughout a pioneering decade of innovation in electrification. I want to thank the whole Research & Development team which made this achievement possible."
As the culmination of 10 years of development for the Leaf, the Leaf e+ offers customers a comprehensive blend of efficient electric power and intelligent driver assistance technologies.
The model's 62kWh powertrain yields up to 385km of range under the WLTP combined cycle, while the innovative e-Pedal allows drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using one pedal – maximising efficiency on the move.
Customers can enhance energy efficiency further with the model's B Mode and ECO Mode functionalities, combining to maximise regenerative braking, optimise power output and conserve energy – providing confidence and reassurance on longer journeys.