Nissan Leaf passed 100,000 miles(160,000 kilometers) and still on the first set of brake pads

Wizzy' as it was named by St Austell-based operators C&C Taxis, hit the milestone in the course of more than 25,000 pure electric paying fares and having been rapid charged over 1,700 times.

6/18/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

The Nissan Leaf taxi driver sparked an electric taxi revolution in Cornwall by clocking up its 100,000th mile (160,000 kms) without losing a single bar of battery life.

"Wizzy" as it was named by St Austell-based operators C&C Taxis, hit the milestone in the course of more than 25,000 pure electric paying fares and having been rapid charged over 1,700 times.

The distance it's covered since entering service in July 2013 is equivalent to 100 round trips from the company's base in Cornwall to Glasgow, more than four times around the world or almost half the distance to the moon.

But, despite living the same punishing life as any modern day taxi, Wizzy retains near full battery health and, incredibly, is still on its first set of brake pads. 

Inspired by Wizzy's performance, C&C Taxis now operates five further 100% electric Nissan LEAFs and an all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi.

4098.jpgMark Richards, Fleet Manager at C&C Taxis, estimates that each vehicle saves the business around £8,500($13,000) per year in fuel bills and maintenance costs.

He said: "When we speak to other taxi operators they often tell us range and battery life are the biggest factors preventing them from considering an electric taxi.Then, when we tell them Wizzy's done 100,000 miles and still has full battery health, they're left speechless."

He added then: "It's no exaggeration to say Wizzy has transformed our business.We took a gamble when we bought her but she'll have paid for herself in just 24 months and the savings we're now making across the fleet are phenomenal."

Nissan Leaf can travel up to 124 miles (200 kilometers) on a single charge and can be recharged using a domestic plug socket or from zero to 80 percent in as little as 30 minutes at a special charging point.

Well, that's really cool that the vehicle is still on the first set of brake pads, isn't it?

t is extremely really hard to believe, and I thought first that it's just fancy marketing technique, but the fact remains the fact - 

vehicle still has 12 bars safe and doesn't need battery replacement.

Let's wish Nissan Motor Corporation to do more such vehicles and wait for more news from them.

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