Nissan will be dashing through the snow this Christmas with a bright Nissan Leaf powered by its own regenerated energy.


Nissan will be dashing through the snow in Paris this Christmas with a bright festive Nissan Leaf powered by its own regenerated energy.

The sparkling display in intended to remind drivers of the energy generation possible through owning an electric vehicle To bring Christmas cheer while celebrating the power of regenerative energy, the special one-off vehicle sees a Nissan Leaf transformed into a Nissan Christmas tree. Decked out in a spectacular light display, the Nissan tree showcases how much energy the car regenerates when braking or decelerating.

The Nissan Leaf's e-Pedal allows the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal, and helps the car harvest energy via regenerative braking.

This works by recycling the energy from the movement of the car during braking or deceleration, which then goes straight back to the batteries, where it is used to recharge the cells.

Fitted with thousands of LEDs, shimmery baubles and a reindeer, the sparkling display reminds sustainably-minded drivers about the energy generation made possible through owning an electric vehicle. In fact, the average Nissan Leaf driver regenerates up to 744kWh of clean energy after driving 17,700km. This energy saving is equivalent to 20% of the overall annual domestic electricity consumption of an average household.