Nissan powers Chrismas lights in UK factory using Leaf EV

nissan leaf powers xmas tree in uk

Nissan’s European arm announced that the lights on the 32-foot Christmas tree — alongside the shimmering reindeer — in its factory in the United Kingdom (UK) are being powered by a Leaf electric vehicle (EV).


  • What technology is the Nissan Leaf using to power the Christmas lights in its UK factory?

    The Nissan Leaf is using its vehicle-to-everything technology to power the Christmas lights in its UK factory
  • How many Nissan Leaf EVs have been produced at the company’s Sunderland factory?

    Per Nissan, around 250,000 Leaf EVs have rolled out of its Sunderland factory.
  • The feat is being staged not only to demonstrate the EV’s reliable vehicle-to-everything capability but also to celebrate the milestone of producing 250,000 EVs in Nissan’s Sunderland Plant in the UK.

    “Passing a quarter of a million Nissan Leaf is a tremendous milestone, and demonstrates the electric vehicle manufacturing expertise we have built up at our plant over the past decade. This year we have completely electrified the plant’s line-up with the new versions of Qashqai and Juke launched, so lighting up the Christmas tree with our original EV is a spectacular and appropriate way to end 2022,” said Nissan Sunderland Plant Vice President  of Manufacturing Alan Johnson.

    Nissan Leaf’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology puts energy management back in the hands of the owner by turning their vehicle into a mobile energy hub. Drivers can store electricity in their vehicle’s battery and feed it to the grid, their building, or their Christmas tree when needed.

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    To note, the Philippine arm of the Japanese automotive brand also did something similar back in 2020. Nissan Philippines used a Leaf EV to light up a Christmas tree in Pasig, then in Glorietta, and finally in Alabang Town Center (ATC).

    Further, Nissan also used the Leaf in 2019 as a traveling Christmas tree to showcase the car’s regenerative braking technology.

    Photos from Nissan Europe

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