Nissan LEAF e+ has received the maximum five-star rating from the independent testing body after passing the comprehensive Green NCAP assessment.
The industry-leading Green NCAP initiative, established to promote the development of cars that are clean, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly, awarded the LEAF e+ a string of exceptional scores across its three testing parameters, reinforcing the model's extensive sustainability credentials.
The zero-emission LEAF e+ received a perfect rating in the first two assessments after being put through rigorous real-world and laboratory tests based on stringent clean air, greenhouse gas, and energy efficiency standards.
The LEAF e+ received 9.9/10 for its impressive energy efficiency performance, highlighting the intelligent design of the fully electric 62kWh powertrain, 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," said Marco Fioravanti, Region Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan AMIEO. "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," said Dave Moss, Region Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Nissan AMIEO. I'd like to thank the entire Research & Development team for making this possible."
The LEAF e+, the culmination of ten years of LEAF development, provides customers with a comprehensive blend of efficient electric power and intelligent driver assistance technologies.
Under the WLTP combined cycle, the model's 62kWh powertrain provides up to 385km of range, while the innovative e-Pedal allows drivers to accelerate, decelerate, and stop using just one pedal, maximising efficiency on the road.
Customers can improve energy efficiency even further by using the model's B Mode and ECO Mode functions, which work together to maximise regenerative braking, optimise power output, and conserve energy – providing confidence and reassurance on longer journeys.