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Over 3 Billion Kilometers Traveled By Nissan Leaf EVs — Nissan Electric Café Celebrates In Paris

The global Nissan Leaf EV fleet has, to date, travelled a total a more than 3 billion kilometers (~1.863 billion miles), according to a new press release from the company. This relates to the curtailment of around 500 million kilograms (~1.1025 billion lbs) of carbon dioxide emissions to date, the company claims.

The global Nissan Leaf EV fleet has, to date, travelled a total a more than 3 billion kilometers (~1.863 billion miles), according to a new press release from the company. This relates to the curtailment of around 500 million kilograms (~1.1025 billion lbs) of carbon dioxide emissions to date, the company claims.

The Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, Gareth Dunsmore, commented: “When we introduced the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, it triggered a new wave of interest in zero emission technology and was the first step on our path to achieving Intelligent Mobility. Since then, our electric vehicles have grown in popularity and today, our LEAF customers have reached a landmark moment, having collectively driven over three billion kilometres, saving almost 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions.”

To celebrate the achievement of the milestone, the company launched a new digital platform known as “Electrify The World” and opened a “Nissan Electric Café” in Paris.

The “energy cafe,” however, was only open to the general public for a very limited time, December 16th through 18th, according to the press release, with the intent being to educate customers about various energy generation technologies.

The press release provides more:

“The Nissan Electric Café offers customers the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology to produce their own energy. They can then use this energy as a currency to pay for goods and services, allowing them to experience the electric lifestyle for themselves.”

Continuing: “The pop-up features a range of new technologies, which embody Nissan Intelligent Mobility, including an xStorage Home unit, developed by global power management company, Eaton, in partnership with Nissan. … Nissan has partnered with a number of technology and energy companies to create this pop-up. Visitors can walk along a corridor of Pavegen electro-magnetic induction tiles to generate power and can try out the Pavegen photo-pod, where customers are challenged to jump on the tiles to produce enough energy to take a photograph. The café also features WeWatt’s innovative bar seating system, which encourages people to cycle whilst sitting down until they generate a target wattage and are rewarded with a beverage of their choice.”

A bit gimmicky, if you ask me, but possibly somewhat effective with those unfamiliar with the technologies — with the general public, in other words.

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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