Christmas, Nissan will be dashing through the snow with a bright festive Nissan
Leaf powered by its own regenerated energy. To bring Christmas cheer while
celebrating the power of regenerative energy creation, the special one-off
vehicle sees the Nissan Leaf transformed into a Nissan (Christmas) Tree.
out in a spectacular light display, the Nissan Tree showcases the way the
electric car regenerates power when braking or decelerating. Two driving
functions provide energy regeneration in the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf e-
Pedal allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only
the accelerator pedal. The e-Pedal also helps the car to harvest energy via
regenerative braking. This works by recycling the energy from the movement of
the car during braking or deceleration, which then goes straight back to the
batteries, where it is used to recharge them.
B mode is a driving function that regenerates energy under braking, with
drivers using the traditional brake pedal as normal.
Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow
with thousands of LEDs, shimmery baubles and a reindeer, the car is brighter
than Rudolph’s nose. The sparkling display reminds sustainably minded drivers
about the energy generation made possible through owning an electric vehicle.
In fact, the average Nissan Leaf driver regenerates 744kWh of clean energy if they drive 18,000 km. This
energy saving is equivalent to 20% of the overall domestic electricity
consumption of an average European household.
Leaf drivers would generate enough energy to power up:
266 Christmas trees with 700 incandescent lights for a full hour of joy
297 ovens for one hour to cook your Christmas dinner
744 televisions for five hours to watch your favourite Christmas movies
10,783 houses with 1,000 LED lights for five hours
shouldn’t be the only one with a festive mode of transport. We wanted to make
the Nissan Leaf more fun at this time of year whilst driving home a very
important message,” said Helen Perry, Head of Electric Vehicles for Nissan
Europe. “We hope this custom-made vehicle inspires people about the endless
benefits of regenerative energy. After nearly ten years since LEAF was first
introduced in Europe,
continues to be fully focused on providing consumers a more sustainable
lifestyle through electric mobility.” Helen Perry added.
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