Nissan Sets New Electric Vehicle Milestone: 500,000,000 Kilometers Driven

4 years ago by Jay Cole 11

Infographic (sorta): 500,000,000 KM down, 500,000,000 KM to go

500,000,000 km down, 500,000,000 km to go

In places where kilometres (yes, we are spelling it this way in the article) are the way you measure distance travelled, Nissan has been promoting a goal of achieving a billion of them in the all electric LEAF.

In Places Like The UK, Kilometres Are The Norm

In Places Like The UK, Kilometres Are The Norm

On Monday, they got halfway there, as Nissan send out word that over 500,000,000 km had been driven.

For those of you not accustomed to “doing 50” in school zones and densely populated areas, 500 million km is equal to 310,685,595 miles – which does not sound nearly as sexy.

How does that compare to the number 2 selling plug-in vehicles worldwide – the Chevrolet Volt?

This past June we reported the extended range Chevy had logged over 200 million electric miles, and that numbers seems to be accelerating fast, as Chevy’s automated ticker estimated Volt miles at 287,000,000 miles at time of press.

Below:  A recent Nissan promo trailer for the road to 1 billion kilometres.

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11 responses to "Nissan Sets New Electric Vehicle Milestone: 500,000,000 Kilometers Driven"

  1. kdawg says:

    Volt is not too far behind.
    (This is not worldwide #’s though)

    EV Miles = 287,431,424, or 462,576,038 km

    Total Miles = 458,230,780, or 737,450,956 km

  2. io says:

    “In places where kilometres (yes, we are spelling it this way in the article) are the way you measure distance”…

    FYI Jay, meters are used exactly everywhere on this planet, save for 3 underdeveloped countries: Liberia, Burma and the USA.
    http://gizmodo.com/5786004/these-are-the-three-countries-who-dont-use-the-metric-system
    (and the first two have plans to switch)

    1. kdawg says:

      “underdeveloped”?

      Actually the US uses the metric system in lots of places, just not on the highways.

      1. MDEV says:

        Kdawg- yes we are among 3 places on earth that uses miles, Liberia, Burma and us this is how we are going backwards and we don’t noticed. The other 99% of counties switched to a metric system. We use metric system in most of professions because we have no other option of communicate with the rest of the world.

    2. Actually in the UK we are officially metric (petrol in litres, for example) but distances on roads are still all in miles.

  3. Benjamin says:

    In miles it just seems less impressive. Tell me when the leaf reachs 1 billion miles. I would put money on tesla model s beating them to that marker. – Volt owner

  4. kdawg says:

    It was this or Carl Sagan.

    1. kdawg says:

      er Kilometers 0_o

  5. ModernMarvelFan says:

    WSJ survey showed that average Volt daily miles is 41 and average Leaf daily mile is 30.

    At this rate, Volt should catch up or pass the Leaf easily….

    1. Suprise Cat says:

      Not when Nissan is selling twice as many Leafs every month worldwide.

  6. Thomas J. Thias says:

    You Go Dawg! Hogging All The Volt Facts! *\°_°/* lol

    Best!