Nissan Leaf becomes sparkling Nissan Christmas Tree powered by regenerative energy
Nissan will be dashing through the snow this Christmas with a bright festive Nissan Leaf powered by its own regenerated energy. To bring Christmas cheer while celebrating the power of regenerative energy creation, the special one-off vehicle sees the Nissan Leaf transformed into a Nissan (Christmas) Tree.
Decked out in a spectacular light display, the Nissan Tree showcases the way the electric car regenerates power when braking or decelerating.
Fitted with thousands of LEDs, shimmery baubles and a reindeer, the car is brighter than Rudolph's nose. 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 744kWh of clean energy if they drive 18,000 km (the annual average recorded at present). This energy saving is equivalent to 20% of the overall domestic electricity consumption of an average European household.
To have a concrete idea Nissan Leaf drivers would generate enough energy to power up: 266 Christmas trees with 700 incandescent lights for a full hour of joy; 297 ovens for one hour to cook Christmas dinner; 744 televisions for five hours to watch favourite Christmas movies and 10,783 houses with 1,000 LED lights for five hours.