The Nissan Leaf has been transformed into a Christmas Tree.
This is a custom-made vehicle, a spectacular display with thousands of LEDs, shimmery baubles and a reindeer. The Leaf showcases how it generates power when braking or decelerating.
Energy regeneration is provided by e-Pedal and B Mode. The first is the accelerator pedal to start/stop and accelerate/decelerate the vehicle. It also serves to harvest energy via regenerative braking.
The second is a driving function to regenerate energy under braking, when the driver uses the regular brake pedal as normal.
The average Nissan Leaf driver regenerates 744 kWh of clean energy if covers 18,000 km (11,185 miles). This energy saving is equivalent to 20 percent of overall domestic electricity consumption of an average household in Europe.
Using the Nissan Leaf, drivers can generate enough energy to power up:
- 266 Christmas trees with 700 incandescent lights;
- 297 ovens for one hour to cook a Christmas dinner;
- 744 televisions for 5 hours to watch Xmas movies;
- 10,783 houses with 1,000 LED lights for 5 hours.
Source: Nissan Europe, Paris, France