Nissan Canada celebrates Earth Day by examining EVs’ impact on the world we drive in

MISSISSAUGA, ON–(Marketwired – April 19, 2018) – April 22nd marks Earth Day — a global event now in its 48th year, and potentially the largest civic-focused day of action observed worldwide.

Keeping in mind its significance to Canadians, and the growing demand for lifestyle changes that not only benefit individuals but also protect the environment, Nissan Canada looked at the impact of electric vehicles on the world we drive in. The resulting infographic examines various financial and environmental impacts.

Download infographic, here.

Some interesting findings:

  • EV demand is on the rise. Although EV market share sits below 2 per cent, that figure has nowhere to go but up. Sales are up +120 per cent year-over-year in Ontario and +68 per cent nationally.
  • Not only can EVs help protect the green on the planet, but they can help keep the green in your wallet. Canadians would save an estimated average of $1,936.80 annually in fuel alone. Additionally, provincial governments offer incentive programs ranging from $5,000 – $14,000 per EV purchased.
  • If only 10 per cent of Canadians switched to EVs, the CO2 saved would be equivalent to:
    • Planting 292,483,050 tree seedlings and letting them grow for 10 years
    • Recycling 568,353 garbage trucks full of waste
    • Shutting off 807,850 homes’ electricity for one year.

Economic and environmental considerations are a big reason why sales continue to climb. With the prevalence of EVs on the rise, category leaders — such as the best-selling Nissan LEAF — are primed to surge.

The 2018 Nissan LEAF. Download image, here. B-roll footage available, here.

1Statistics Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online a and, or visit the U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI directly employs 306 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 200 independent Nissan dealerships, including 45 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, and 42 INFINITI retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

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Media contacts:

Didier Marsaud
Director, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Telephone: 905-629-6400
Email: [email protected]

Jenn McCarthy
Manager, Product Communications
Nissan Canada
Telephone: 905-629-6350
Email: [email protected]