Nissan LEAF outpaces wind, fire in latest challenge


In a very unique driving test, Nissan's mass market electric vehicle LEAF went on against two of nature's elements—wind and fire.

In confined kilometer-long environment at Samroiyod Beach in Thailand, Nissan went on to challenge against the two elements.

Using a Pyrotechnician’s ‘fire-line’ and a champion kite surfer, testers wants to see who makes it to the finish line the fastest.

The challenge made by Japanese carmaker was made to break not just barriers but also the perception that electric vehicles are not dynamic or exciting.

The Nissan LEAF, with its rapid acceleration of 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, raced ahead of its elemental rivals.


“With no doubt, electric vehicles are the most environmentally responsible cars of the future. And with this challenge, we aim to show that the Nissan LEAF is SIMPLY AMAZING, not only because of zero-emission, but also being a cool car with mind blowing acceleration and driving dynamics that can handle any challenge,” said Nirmal Nair, Vice President Marketing, Nissan Asia and Oceania.

The latest challange made was also to showcase the technical aspect of the acceleration of the Nissan LEAF thanks to its e-Powertrain.

This power mill propels the vehicle and removes the need for an internal combustion engine.

The power goes straight to the wheels for instant acceleration, making EVs quicker on the start with smooth and very responsive drive.

The Nissan LEAF—now with 470,000 units plying roads globally— was able to beat both fire and wind in this race.

But do not just take our word for it, watch the video below.

Photos from Nissan Philippines

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