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Electric Vehicle (EV)

70 years of electric thinking

Nissan's first EV "Tama Electric Vehicle" debuted in 1947. (Later in 2010, certified as Mechanical Engineering Heritage by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers)
Nissan enhanced its effort to develop EVs in the 1960's and the oil crisis gave Nissan a pressing mission to make a commercially-viable EV. In 1992, Nissan started research and development of lithium-ion battery and in 1996, "Prairie Joy EV", the world's first lithium-ion battery EV was released. Over the following years, the lithium-ion battery became more compact to be laminated and mounted. "PIVO", released in 2005, was the first concept car to be equiped with laminated lithium-ion battery, followed by "PIVO2" released in 2007. Nissan's EVs continued to evolve and in 2010, the automaker brought the world's first globally mass-produced EV “Nissan LEAF” into the market. Nissan LEAF was first introduced in Japan and North America and expanded to Europe and other markets globally. In 2014, Nissan expanded its leadership in zero-emission mobility into the LCV segment with the launch of the e-NV200, the company's second all-electric vehicle, in the European and Japanese markets. In 2015, the minor-changed Nissan LEAF went on sale equipped with a new battery that extended the miles per charge by more than 20 percent.
The Nissan LEAF is not only a zero-emission car but also an EV with unprecedented quietness, acceleration and handling. Since its launch, this electric vehicle has been introduced in more than 49 markets to date and maintaining the position as the best-selling EV in the world, reaching cumulative sales of more than 283,000 as of August 2017.
The long awaited second-generation Nissan LEAF with new design and advanced features has made its world premiere in September 2017.

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