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What’s the zero emissions electric (EV) in the world today at than 50,000 units in 17 countries so far? Nissan Yes, the hottest EV on the market and on everywhere from Norway to to Australia to Brazil is Nissan’s Leaf.

Even Nissan has surprised by the Leaf’s popularity as it up production (in Smyrna, Tenn.) of its 2013 Leaf.

In fact, the Leaf recently took the top on Kelley Blue Book’s ) list of 10 Best Green of 2013. The new pure electric was also awarded another big a hard-to-get Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS).

Want to know about what makes so different and so popular around the Check out what Nissan has doing lately to make the most wanted all-electric, emissions green vehicles on the today.

Norway and Nordic Countries

claims Norway has sold Nissan Leaf vehicles per than another other In its first full year of in 2012, Nissan’s Leaf 1.7 percent of all vehicles sales in with 2,298 Leafs by the end of 2012. And in Norway’s second town – Trondheim – the Leaf is the best-selling car overall.

Nissan has more than 3,300 in Norway since the vehicle’s in late 2011.

Why Norway? says this Nordic five million citizens are the most environmentally aware in the and “all have access to created from renewable hydroelectric plants generate 99 the country s electricity, more in any other country in the world.”

And like in the USA, sales of have been boosted by incentives such as zero added tax (VAT) and no fees for roads, tunnels and ferries. Leaf drivers in Norway are allowed to use bus lanes during traffic as well as free at dedicated charging spots free!). Quick chargers allow a depleted battery to as much as 80 percent in as little as 30 are also being added to growing networking of EV charging at shopping centers, car parks and McDonald’s restaurants.

Nissan says Norway has about 3,500 “publicly AC normal chargers” and “65 publicly DC quick chargers.” By the end of 2013, claims there will be than 200 DC quick chargers Norway, Sweden, Denmark and


Nissan CEO Carlos has led the company’s Leaf revolution and more so than in China. Because the Chinese government has set a to put two million EVs on the road by 2020.

which sells the Leaf China’s local Venucia has the huge goal to become “EV leader.” Ghosn says must first increase by reducing costs for Chinese and yet somehow keep Leaf’s top quality and technology. Next, says Nissan is working to an EV and charging infrastructure in China actually already has the best EV system in the world by far).

first priority is selling and more LEAF, making electric cars are no longer a product, but a segment of the market is extremely important and one that like,” says Ghosn.

Ghosn also claims has “other cars coming” as all-electric light commercial and an EV city car in collaboration with


In March, Rio de Janeiro the “zero emission mobility as Nissan calls it, with the of a Leaf-led electric taxi Starting with just two the program (which is a partnership the Rio government, the NBA and Petrobras Distribuidora), expand to a fleet of 13 units by the end of the

Rio locals and international travels can a Leaf taxi at the first of two taxi stands at Santos Airport. Thirty-minute battery will take place at two service stations: Posto do at Barra da Tijuca, and Posto da Lagoa, in the Rodrigo de Freitas region

Why bring Leaf to Recent “climate policy” in urban megalith was set to reduce gas emissions by 16 percent as of 2006 to 2005 emissions levels).

Much like Rio, the of Sydney is starting small to greenhouse gases. In February, took delivery of 10 Leafs to the city’s former fleet of Prius vehicles. Sydney’s new emissions fleet of Leafs be used by city employees, building and health inspectors, planners and engineers, so says

As for infrastructure, the city has installed electric charging stations at its Cross and Goulburn Street parking structures. In addition, says Sydney is installing solar panels on 30 city including Town Hall

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Mexico launched in 2011 with a fleet of 70 (20 in Mexico City and 50 in the Mexican of Aguascalientes). Both locations are building a growing charging including Latin America’s quick-charging station. Plus, will go on sale at dealerships in in late 2013.

Aguascalientes has the benchmark on those (EV taxis), City as well. And there are a lot of requests from other Colombia has been pushing hard requesting a lot of vehicles, Jorge Vallejo, Nissan s director of Government Affairs.

He We are creating the first electric in the entire Latin America It s going to run from Mexico up to Cuernavaca where we (Nissan) another manufacturing facility.


In January, Zurich Europe’s latest city to operations of a zero-emission taxi with 10 bright green powered by 100 percent renewable Nissan says the city of plans on expanding its EV taxi with another 10 Leafs by the end of the year.

Zurich also has so says Nissan, to make at 15 percent of the city’s taxi electric by 2015, including an network of fast chargers.

Not Zurich’s “green taxi was pioneered by a group of youthful leaders who are all part of the World Forum s Global Shapers which was created by 20-30 “to serve society and improve communities.”

New York City

In Nissan and the city of New York its own EV taxi program. Six Leafs hit the streets of The Big Apple in late paving the way for Nissan’s upcoming which New York City Michael Bloomberg describes as taxi of tomorrow.”

“Nissan s proven track with electric vehicles put us ahead of the curve in helping us important questions about electric taxis into the so that we can achieve the goal of a electric taxi fleet by says Bloomberg.

New York is also installing several charging stations for the taxi program.

It’s no wonder Leaf is the top-selling EV in the world. award-winning four passenger emissions vehicle is tops in safety, performance, technology, and, of course, fuel and zero emissions. Bravo

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