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BANGKOK – 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 death2 among all health risks and nine percent of deaths are attributed to it3.

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 LEAF4, 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 of greenhouse gases each year, which is equivalent to planting 209 trees6.

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 kilometers7 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 warming9, 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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About Nissan Asia & Oceania
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. Nissan has been operating in the A&O region for over 60 years, employing more than 11,000 employees across research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. The A&O region itself encompasses 30 markets across both Asia and the Pacific, with the regional headquarters based in Bangkok, Thailand. Nissan has developed long-standing regional partnerships with National Sales Companies like Tan Chong Motor, as well as developing a growing network of more than 750 dealers, to deliver a significant Nissan, Datsun and INFINITI product line-up to A&O customers. Nissan is driven by Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's vision for a better future for customers where cars are their partners, and where driving is safer, smarter and more efficient. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at

Natalie Scarr
Asst. General Manager, Communications – Media & Digital, Nissan Asia & Oceania
Tel: +66 (0) 65 716 6906

Jacob Holder
Edelman for Nissan Asia & Oceania
Tel: +66 (0) 91-223-7456

Based on extrapolation of real customer data.

Issued by Nissan