Nissan is touting a new record for its LEAF electric car: 1 billion kilometers driven by its customers worldwide through its CarWings telematics system.
The achievement comes almost four years since the LEAF was launched in 2010 as one of the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicles. Nissan says it has sold 147,000 LEAF vehicles to date, 31,000 of which have been sold in Europe.
Thanks to the CarWings telemetry used in the LEAF, Nissan has been able to keep an accurate log of the total distance covered by every LEAF registered with CarWing.
Paul Willcox, chairman for Nissan in Europe, says the company aimed to reach the one-billion-kilometer goal by January 2015.