2011 Nissan LEAF - seats use a fabric made from recycled PET bottles
In this video, Nissan puts a strong case forward that the LEAF is environmentally friendly, and not only because its a zero emissions vehicle.
Beyond zero emissions, LEAF can boast a 25% share of materials made from recycled materials or 375 kg from 1,460 kg of weight! This is a huge contribution and we must add that additional benefits will come from secondary use of batteries.
Here is video presenting how some LEAF parts are made from old clothes or electric appliances and, by the way... 124,000 LEAFs were already sold globally.
"For Nissan, the all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but the commitment to green doesn't end there. Around 25% of materials in a LEAF are made from recycled materials."
"The LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons* since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world's best-selling electric vehicle aims to go beyond zero emissions and develop an environmentally-neutral lineup of cars."
"The Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric vehicle with 124,000 units sold globally to date."
*Figures are based on 54% of total sales, due to data gathered only from cars registered with Carwings."