Nissan Leaf Hits the Open European Road Running

The Nissan Leaf journey saw the purely electric car cruise through Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Scotland and France for an epic adventure.  

Nissan Leaf recently took to the roads of Europe for a grand tour, travelling across some of the region’s most breath-taking rural and coastal driving routes. The journey saw the 100 percent electric car cruise through Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Scotland and France.

The scenic ride included passage to the iconic Mount Etna and several historic cities such as Granada in Spain and Marseille in France. Said model tackled over 650 kilometres, covering six spectacular destinations to showcase its low running costs of just €3 per 100 kilometres.

Based on research, it was discovered that 54 percent of European drivers do actually prefer to travel by car rather than by any other form of transport, but with many concerned about the cost of fuel, the marque has shown the variant to be the ultimate travel companion.

With the vehicle’s 30 kWh battery offering 250 km in driving range and as many as 2,800 quick chargers installed across Europe, driving a zero-emission car has proven a lot more practical, giving EV drivers total peace of mind to enjoy longer cross-country drives.

The brand pioneered the movement with the introduction of the first mass-market EV in 2010—the Nissan Leaf. Since then, it has sold 228,000 units globally, with more than 59,000 of those cars gracing the roads of Europe, making it the best-selling electric vehicle.

“The Leaf is much more than just a city car; it is an ideal zero-emission solution. With five seats and a standard luggage capacity of 370 litres, it is perfect for those long family summer getaways,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe.