Nissan Commemorates 100,000 Leaf Sales in Japan by Ripping Its Top Off

Marco Green
May 27, 2018

Nissan didn't provide any details about the Leaf Open Car's development, but there doesn't appear to be any folding-roof mechanisms.

Officially called the Nissan Leaf Open Car, the topless EV was displayed at a Tokyo forum organized around ideas for a "zero-emission society". Approximately 100 government officials and Nissan executives were in attendance.

"100,000 Nissan Leafs is just the beginning", stated Nissan's Executive Vice President, Daniele Schillaci, in the company's release. "Nissan LEAF drivers are incredibly loyal, and many will make their next vehicle purchase an EV also".

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Nissan has sold more than 3,20,000 units of the Nissan Leaf globally.

Interestingly though, the auto was embroiled in a controversy called "Rapidgate", after it came to light that the number of times the Nissan Leaf's battery can undergo a quick charge in a short amount of time is restricted by the Japanese automaker. By FY2022, the company aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles - either pure electric or those with e-Power powertrains - annually.

Nissan plans to launch three additional electric vehicle models in Japan by fiscal 2022. The Nissan Leaf is in its second generation and is being considered for India as well. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016.

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