225 Nissan LEAFs travelled from around the UK and gathered at the Silverstone track to set a world record for the largest parade of electric cars. With this effort Nissan snatches the record from Chrysler who managed to gather 218 cars in the U.S.
More amazing than the record itself is the fact that all the LEAFs – some of them coming from Aberdeen and Belfast – managed to make it to the track without running out of juice. In order to secure the Guinness World Record, they even lapped the circuit.
Nissan LEAF had made it to the book of records once before by becoming the fastest car over a mile in reverse.
The thing is, all of LEAF’s records are quite irrelevant to the man who buys and runs the car, and suffers from shortcomings like long charging time, or limited range. Instead of doing stuff like this, they better figure out a way to increase the range, or at the very least give the car a nicer look. Chevy proved with the recently-revealed Spark EV that you can be electric and pretty at the same time!
Paul O’Neill, Nissan’s product manager for LEAF commented: “It was great to see so many LEAFs on the track at the same time. We are delighted to have broken the Guinness world record and want to thank all the owners who helped us achieve this, we couldn’t have done it without them.”