Leaf lights up Christmas as Nissan celebrates 250,000th automobile

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMMUK) is celebrating the manufacturing milestone of 250,000 Leaf autos by utilizing one to supply the glint for its Christmas show on the Sunderland Plant.

The lights on the 32-foot Christmas tree and its shimmering reindeer are being powered by the Leaf’s battery, utilizing V2X expertise.

“Passing 1 / 4 of one million Nissan Leaf is an incredible milestone, and demonstrates the electrical automobile manufacturing experience we have now constructed up at our plant over the previous decade,” Nissan Sunderland plant manufacturing vp Alan Johnson says.

“This 12 months we have now fully electrified the plant’s line-up with the brand new variations of Qashqai and Juke launched, so lighting up the Christmas tree with our authentic EV is an applicable solution to finish 2022.”

The Nissan Leaf’s vehicle-to-grid functionality (V2X) places vitality administration again within the fingers of the proprietor by turning their automobile right into a cellular vitality hub. Drivers can retailer electrical energy of their automobile’s battery and feed it to the grid, their constructing, or their Christmas Tree, when wanted.

The expertise permits electrical autos to be totally built-in into the electrical energy grid and assist enhance grid functionality to deal with renewable energy in addition to managing vitality extra effectively.

The Nissan Leaf, inbuilt Sunderland for greater than a decade, was the world’s first mass-market electrical automobile. The Nissan Qashqai, is now supplied with Nissan’s e-POWER system, a primary for the corporate in Europe, whereas its B-segment stablemate, the Nissan Juke, is now outfitted with a complicated hybrid powertrain in Europe.

In 2021 Nissan’s Sunderland Plant was introduced as the house of EV36ZERO, a £1bn flagship electrical automobile manufacturing ecosystem bringing collectively electrical autos, renewable vitality and battery manufacturing.