Nissan's Leaf, an iconic electric vehicle (EV), has been acknowledged as a significant chapter in the history of transportation, according to a recent survey conducted by the automaker to commemorate its 90th anniversary.
The survey highlights the Leaf's position among the most impactful transport innovations over the past nine decades, securing the 19th spot since its launch in 2010 as the world's first mass-market electric car.
Nissan's history of pushing boundaries in transportation innovation dates back to its pioneering Tama electric vehicle in 1947 and extends to the modern Ariya EV. Beyond its ranking, the Leaf symbolizes the potential of electric vehicles to revolutionize transportation and address climate change. Notably, a third of respondents in the UK identified electric cars as the innovation holding the most promise for future sustainability.
The survey sheds light on the broader societal impact of transportation advancements, with 70 percent of respondents acknowledging positive influences on their lives. These innovations are credited with making travel easier, enhancing connectivity, and opening new horizons for travel.
Nissan emphasizes its commitment to innovation beyond the Leaf, recognizing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to visualize the future of mobility. By comparing the historic Tama and the modern Ariya, the company aims to showcase its forward-looking approach.
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director of Nissan GB, emphasizes the company's commitment to daring to do things differently and expresses pride in their pioneering spirit. The survey results underscore Nissan's legacy and its role in shaping the future of transportation, highlighting the Leaf's significance as a catalyst for a cleaner, more sustainable future.