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Nissan shows how electric vehicles can help fight escalating air pollution

Source: Motorpress /Nissan South Africa

Nissan shows how electric vehicles can help fight escalating air pollution
              

With the Nissan LEAF already saving more than two million metric tons of CO2 since 2010, electric vehicles are proving to be a sustainable alternative in addressing air pollution.

With the Nissan LEAF already saving more than two million metric tons of CO2 since 2010, electric vehicles are proving to be a sustainable alternative in addressing air pollution.
In Asia and Oceania, approximately four billion people – 92 per cent of Asia and the Pacific’s population – are exposed to air pollution levels that pose a significant health risk.[1] This was further highlighted with the February 2020 launch of the world’s largest real-time air quality data bank under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), indicating that much of the region remains on ‘unhealthy’ air quality levels. In fact, air pollution is now globally the fifth leading cause of death[2] among all heath risks and nine percent of deaths are attributed to it[3].

To address this as part of the commitment to reduce CO2 emissions, Nissan, the creator of the world’s first mass production electric vehicle Nissan LEAF[4], has collected analysis of the impact the vehicle has had worldwide since debut in 2010. At the same time, there is compelling data to demonstrate how electric mobility can be part of solutions to address air pollution levels:

1. Just one electric vehicle (EV) can save 4.6 metric tons[5] of greenhouse gases each year, which is equivalent to planting 209 trees[6].

2. To date 460,000+ Global Nissan LEAF Owners have contributed to:

Around 2.1 million metric tons of CO2 saved. To put that in context, more than 81 million trees are needed to process that much CO2 in a year.
Over 13 billion emission-free kilometers[7] driven by LEAF owners – the distance of driving to the moon more than 33,800 times![8]

With a 55% reduction in current CO2 emissions needed by 2030 to halt global warming[9], 2020 could be the catalyst year of change for consumers making choices, like switching to EVs, to have a direct impact on air pollution.

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[1] https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/new-report-outlines-air-pollution-measurescan-save-millions-lives
[2] http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/state-global-air-2019-report
[3] https://ourworldindata.org/air-pollution#air-pollution-is-one-of-the-world-s-leading-risk-factors-for-death
[4] https://global.nissannews.com/en/releases/release-5227ef5dbab9f1e0871062f0c003e618-nissan-leaf-firstelectric-car-to-pass-400k-sales
[5] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle
[6] http://greenyatra.org/plantatree/offset.php
[7] Based on extrapolation of real customer data.
[8] https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/moon-distance/en/
[9] https://www.fastcompany.com/90272330/global-emissions-must-drop-55-by-2030-to-meet-climate-goals

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