Since its launch in 2010, Nissan has been recording the total distance covered by every one of its LEAF models on the road. The LEAF is Nissan's first 100% electric car and the mission is to reach 1 billion kilometres driven by the owners of their cars (sponsored post).
Most people do not realise that the electric car actually pre-dates the petrol car. And as oil prices keep going up and EV technology improves, electric cars could once again outsell petrol and diesel cars, just like they did a hundred years ago.
Electric vehicles are big talk at the moment. Whether the decision to go electric is to lower your environmental impact (debatable), or reduce expenditure on fuel and running costs, electric vehicles are gradually becoming a mainstream consideration.