Nissan has reported that its all-electric LEAF fleet around the world have now cumulatively drive over 3 billion kilometers (1.86 billion miles).
The company says that this represents some ~ 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions*
“When we introduced the world's first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, it triggered a new wave of interest in zero emission technology and was the first step on our path to achieving Intelligent Mobility,” said Gareth Dunsmore, director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe.
“Since then, our electric vehicles have grown in popularity, and today our LEAF customers have reached a landmark moment having collectively driven over three billion kilometers, saving almost 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions."
And for some reason, Nissan has decided that the achievement was a good time (albeit kinda random) to promote something called an "energy pop-up café" in Paris - with the concept being that you pay with energy over cash, and its new "Electrify the World Movement" (video of which below).
"...But electric vehicles are just one element of Nissan's vision. Our pay with energy café is the perfect way of showcasing how we can potentially revolutionize the way in which we generate and utilize energy. We want to allow people to experience for themselves how new technologies such as xStorage Home can benefit their lives today, as well as help improve the lives of future generations.”
In total, Nissan has delivered ~275,000 all-electric vehicles globally through November of 2016.
As for what the "Electrify the World Movement" actually is, Nissan notes:
The opening of the Nissan Electric Café launches Electrify The World, a new digital community platform. Through the brand's network of social media sites and websites, Nissan will be using its expertise from almost a decade in electric vehicles to inspire new conversations about sustainability and cleaner living. The platform also gives users a forum to engage in discussion, interact with the brand and offer opinions. It aims to engage audiences across Europe and inspire them to join Nissan's electric revolution, living smarter and more sustainable lifestyles.
Hat tip to Adrian!