Nissan LEAF Owners Expected To Surpass 1 Billion Collective Electric Kilometers By January 2015

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 11

The Journey To 1 Billion KM Continues

The Journey To 1 Billion KM Continues

The collective electric kilometers driven by Nissan LEAF owners worldwide now stands at more than 857 million kilometers (532 million miles).

*Figures per LEAF’s CarWings system, which doesn’t account for all LEAFs on the road.  Actual KM driven is significantly higher, though Nissan can’t verify the figure.

Nissan expect LEAF owners to surpass 1 billion kilometers driven by January 2015 at the latest.

“Sue Terry, a LEAF driver from 2012, talks about life driving the LEAF with her two daughters. To celebrate 850,000 km we’ve animated her story.”

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11 responses to "Nissan LEAF Owners Expected To Surpass 1 Billion Collective Electric Kilometers By January 2015"

  1. Mikael says:

    Any information on how many Leafs that are counted for that counter?

    What I’m looking for is the percentage of sold Leafs that are reporting their numbers.

    10%? 50%?

  2. mike w says:

    The Volt collective already passed 1 billion electric MILES. Guess it is true that you can put more electric miles on a Volt than on a Leaf.

    1. Mikael says:

      “*Figures per LEAF’s CarWings system, which doesn’t account for all LEAFs on the road. Actual KM driven is significantly higher, though Nissan can’t verify the figure.”

      The Leaf miles are definitely way higher than the Volt electric miles. The only question is if they are twice as many or how many times more.

      1. sven says:

        The Leaf miles are definitely way higher than the Volt electric miles. The only question is if they are twice as many or how many times more.”

        Is this just your opinion or do you have any links to support your assertion?

        1. Mikael says:

          It’s an opinion based on the facts that the sales of the Leaf (124300) is 67% higher than the Volt (74500) up to and including June 2014, that the Leaf has more than twice the range of the Volt and that the Leaf can be fast charged by the largest charging network in the world while the Volt has no fast charging at all.

          So the question is just how much higher the total electric mileage of the Leaf is.

          That is why I wanted to know how many Leafs that are participating in the CarWing to get a better idea on the total real world number.

    2. CherylG's_DirtyLittleSecret says:

      Is it even possible to opt out of the On-star or whatever they use on the Volt to not collect data?

      Obviously you can on a LEAF….lol

  3. ffbj says:

    I think it one just get for a year, and then if you don’t pay for it goes away. Not sure.

  4. ffbj says:

    3 months.

  5. ModernMarvelFan says:

    If you take the total miles that LEAF has (if that is possible to gather) and divide by then number of LEAF out there, then you get the average per car, let us call it X.

    Then take the total electric miles that Volt has and then divide it by the number of Volt, then you get the average per car, let us call it Y.

    The key question is X greater than Y or less than Y.

    My guess is that X is less than Y.

  6. Fool Cells says:

    does Nissan inflate their sales via rental fleet sales?

  7. NewHippy says:

    As a Leaf (gen II) owner I would like to mention that the Carwings system is not the most reliable system in communicating every driven mile/kilometer to Nissan. I have given permission for Nissan to log my drives to Carwings, but after driving 7200 km according to the odometer, the Carwings system is only showing 5800 km logged. I leave Carwings on, but I do not take the numbers very seriously.