Nissan’s electric vehicle Leaf e+ has secured the maximum five-star rating from the independent testing body.
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.
“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,” says Nissan’s Marco Fioravanti.
Another Nissan executive, Dave Moss, 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.’’
As the culmination of 10 years of development, 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 to provide confidence and reassurance on longer journeys.