Reflections from a Temple: A First Owner of Nissan LEAF

Reflections from a Temple: A First Owner of Nissan LEAF

TOKYO (Jan. 20, 2014) – Three years ago, Anyo-in Temple’s Chief Priest Wasei Hirai was one of the first people to take home a Nissan LEAF electric car. Earlier this month, he sat down with the Global Media Center to reflect on EV ownership as global sales reach 100,000, with a new customer halfway across the world in the UK. Hirai, who has driven his LEAF 12,000 kilometers, says the car fits perfectly with his ancient temple’s philosophy of innovation and its messages about the environment and way of life.
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Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF with self-cleaning nano-paint technology

Nissan creates “world’s cleanest car” – a zero emissions Nissan LEAF ...

Nissan LEAF Chief Vehicle Engineer Hidetoshi Kadota

Nissan LEAF Chief Vehicle Engineer Hidetoshi Kadota

UBE's plastic pellets are made from waste electrical appliances

UBE's plastic pellets are made from waste electrical appliances

The sound insulator in the Nissan LEAF is made from recycled clothes

The sound insulator in the Nissan LEAF is made from recycled clothes

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

A new EV charge for Japanese superhero Ultraman

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Druck Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Druck Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Say hello to WAVE, the world's largest EV rally

Japan automakers advance electric charging infrastructure

Japan automakers advance electric charging infrastructure

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

Nissan delivers 50,000th all-electric LEAF in U.S. to Texas family

INFOGRAPHIC: Nissan LEAF

INFOGRAPHIC: Nissan LEAF